Volatiles, Geodynamics & Solid Earth Controls on the Habitable Planet
The meeting has now passed, a list of attendees is below.
Thursday 17 October 2013, 11:00-15:00
Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
London W1B 1NT
Registration closing date: 03 October 2013
Background and aims of the meeting
A town meeting was held on 17 October to introduce the new Volatiles, Geodynamics & Solid Earth Controls on the Habitable Planet competition and to discuss the Announcement of Opportunity which we expect to be released in early October.
The principal goal of this programme is to understand the dynamic role of mantle volatiles (water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, sulfur, halogens and noble gases) in mediating fundamental Earth processes that affect the habitability of the surface. These include mantle convection, plate tectonics, mantle melting and volcanism, which all control the exchange of volatiles between the Earth's deep interior and the surface.
Specifically, the programme will aim to define and understand the key mantle reservoirs and their chemical and physical evolution over time; and focus on the volatile feedbacks on mantle behaviour through time to establish the controls on the volatile flows and budgets into and out of the mantle.
The town meeting aimed to provide the opportunity to:
- learn more about the programme;
- discuss the content of the AO and the scope of the call.
The town meeting took place from 11:00-15:00. An agenda was circulated ahead of the meeting to those who registered to attend the event.
The Town Meeting gave attendees the opportunity to discuss collaborations. For the benefit of people unable to attend, and who may want to bid in to the call, the attendees at the meeting are listed below.