General Announcement

Earth Science Summer Research Opportunities at Biosphere 2

“Biosphere 2 Earth Systems Research for Environmental Solutions” ( is a 10-week summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students participate in a variety of activities that will help them pursue a career in environmental sciences.

Research Opportunity for Community College students on the Critical Zone

The University of Texas, El Paso seeks Community College students for Research Experiences in the Critical Zone for Summer 2017.  For more information, please see attached document or visit:

Community Call for Session suggestions - Goldschmidt 2017

Paris, France
13th - 18th August, 2017

Community Call for Session suggestions:
DEADLINE: Tuesday November 1st

Dear Goldschmidt Delegate,

This is the final reminder for the deadline for the Community Call for Sessions and the Workshop submissions for the Goldschmidt2017 conference program.

A Strategy for Advancing Critical Zone Science

A Strategy for Advancing Critical Zone Science 

The U.S. CZO PIs, National Office, and a Steering Committee representative met in Boulder, Colorado in Feburary 2016 for a Strategic planning workshop. The resulting strategy can be found attached below or on

Survey results on collaborations with US CZO

Hi all,

About a year ago we collaborated with Critical Zone National Office to deploy a survey on how the Earth Science community perceives collaborative opportunities with the CZOs in the US. Our goal was to identify obstacles that impede collaboration and to solicit thoughts on how to remove identified obstacles. We finally have the results written up for you (attached) and welcome comments and discussions emerging from the survey.


Goldschmidt 2016 session on Ecological Drivers of Biogeochemical Cycles Under Changing Environment

Katerina Dontsova,  Le Roux Gael, Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, and Pierret Marie-Claire invite you to submit abstracts to the 2016 Goldschmidt session "11e: Ecological Drivers of Biogeochemical Cycles Under Changing Environment" under Theme 11 Weathering and Erosion. Abstract submission is open now until February 26, 2016.

CZO Research Experience for Undergraduates and Teachers for Summer 2016

The NSF Critical Zone Observatory program's ( 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Teachers (RET) application period is open until February 15, 2016 . Applications can be submitted at:
Questions can be addressed to Dr. Tim White,

Supporting Material(s): 

CZO Newsletter CZNews: Fall 2015

The fall edition of CZNews, the CZO National Office newsletter, is now available at The newsletter features new CZO Program Director Richard Yuretich, CZO partipation at the LTER triennial meeting, results from a workshop on the deep Critical Zone, and more!