Workshops

A number of workshops are running before and after the conference complimenting the sessions held during the week. Workshops running in the conference venue may be booked through the conference website alongside your registration. Those running offsite (before and after the conference) should be booked directly with the organisers. All workshop places must be booked and paid in full by the registration deadline (May 26th). Please be aware that if a workshop does not receive sufficient attendance the organisers may not be able to run it and any booking will be refunded.

You can book your place on a workshop via the 'Add More Items' button on your My Goldschmidt.

NameDateOrganisersPrice
Reactive Transport Modeling in Geochemical Systems [details] 25 Jun - 26 Jun Craig Bethke, Kate Maher, Brian Farrell, Katelyn Zatwarnicki ¥13400
Atmosphere Oxygenation, Evolution of Life and Cycles of Ore Deposits; How are they Related? 25 Jun - 26 Jun Ross Large, Timothy Lyons, Kurt Konhauser, John Long, Peter Cawood ¥27000/¥20000
Atom Probe Microscopy for Geoscientists [details] 25 Jun - 26 Jun Steven Reddy, David Saxey, Alberto Perez-Huerta ¥13400
Computational thermodynamics and petrology with the MELTS family of models [details] 25 Jun - 26 Jun Paula Antoshechkina, Paul Asimow, Mark Ghiorso, Guilherme Gualda, Roger Nielsen ¥13400
Geochemical Modelling Workshop. Using PHREEQC for laboratory and industrial applications. 25 Jun - 26 Jun Julien Declercq, David Tait ¥44900
Introduction to Reactive Transport Modeling with CrunchTope [details] 25 Jun - 26 Jun Carl Steefel, Jennifer Druhan ¥13400
IODP "T-Limit" Project Workshop, Expedition 370: T-Limit of the Deep Biosphere off Muroto [details] 25 Jun Fumio Inagaki, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Verena Heuer, Nobuhisa Eguchi Bookings will be taken through the Organisers.
Iolite Workshop [details] 25 Jun - 26 Jun Bence Paul, Janet Hergt, Chad Paton, Jon Woodhead ¥30000/¥15000
New stable isotope techniques and applications to early Earth and life studies [details] 25 Jun Julien Foriel, Alexis Gilbert, Mayuko Nakagawa, Yuichiro Ueno, Naohiro Yoshida Bookings will be taken through the Organisers.
Recent Advance in Paleoclimate Study using various Archives [details] 25 Jun Yusuke Yokoyama, R., Shen, R., Uemura, T., Watanabe Bookings will be taken through the Organisers.
Geochronological applications with a Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP) [details] 25 Jun - 26 Jun Hiroshi Hidaka, Kenji Horie (¥5000) Bookings will be taken through the Organisers.
Experimental Cosmochemistry [details] 26 Jun Shogo Tachibana, Aki Takigawa, Yoko Kebukawa, Kentaro Terada, Akira Tsuchiyama ¥6700
DCO Symposium in Yokohama: Deep Life, Deep Energy, Reservoirs and Fluxes, and Extreme Physics and Chemistry [details] 26 Jun Eiji Ohtani, Fumio Inagaki, Kagi Hiroyuki, Yuji Sano Free; Bookings will be taken through the Organisers
Exploring GEOTRACES data with Ocean Data View [details] 26 Jun Jing Zhang, Reiner Schlitzer, Elena Masferrer Bookings will be taken through the Organisers.
Teaching and Learning Activities: Re-thinking Geochemistry Education (CANCELLED) [details] 26 Jun James Scoates, Rhy McMillan, Diane Hanano ¥8600/¥9600
Expanded Publication Workshop (Student Event) 26 Jun ¥2500
Gender equality in Earth Science Workshop 28 Jun Claudia Alves de Jesus, Daniel Conley, Rie S. Hori Free
Funding Opportunities in Europe and the US: European Research Council and National Science Foundation programs 29 Jun Claudia Alves de Jesus, Sonia Esperança, Hideyuki Yamaguchi Free
Biomarkers and Molecular Isotopes [details] 4 Jul - 5 Jul Hikaru Yabuta, Toshiro Yamanaka, Minoru Ikehara, Yoshito Chikaraishi, Kenta Asahina Bookings will be taken through the Organisers.
Magma Oceanology [details] 4 Jul - 7 Jul John Hernlund, Kei Hirose, George Helffrich, Naohiro Yoshida Bookings will be taken through the Organisers.

Workshop Details

Reactive Transport Modeling in Geochemical Systems

Reactive Transport Modeling in Geochemical Systems

Saturday 25th June 08:30 - Sunday 26th June 17:00
Contacts: Craig Bethke, Kate Maher, Brian Farrell, Katelyn Zatwarnicki
Location: Harbor Lounge A View on map
Website
Price: ¥13400

Full details (PDF)

Following a fully hands-on format, participants will learn to construct, trace, and interpret models of transport in reacting geochemical systems. Specific topics covered include: Introduction to geochemical modeling; Transport in flowing groundwater; Dual porosity models (stagnant zones); Kd, Freundlich, and Langmuir sorption; Surface complexation; Colloid-facilitated transport; Reaction kinetics; Biodegradation; Dissolution and precipitation; Microbial catalysis and growth; Effective graphical presentation; and Creating animation and video. The topics will be illustrated through a series of case studies.


Atmosphere Oxygenation, Evolution of Life and Cycles of Ore Deposits; How are they Related?

Saturday 25th June 09:00 - Sunday 26th June 17:00
Contacts: Ross Large, Timothy Lyons, Kurt Konhauser, John Long, Peter Cawood
Location: Harbor Lounge B View on map
Price: ¥27000/¥20000

Full details (PDF)

This short course brings together leading international geoscientists to discuss recent advances in understanding changes in the chemistry of the atmosphere and oceans through time and how these control both the formation of major ore deposits and the evolution of life.


Atom Probe Microscopy for Geoscientists

Saturday 25th June 09:00 - Sunday 26th June 17:00
Contacts: Steven Reddy, David Saxey, Alberto Perez-Huerta
Location: E202 View on map
Website
Price: ¥13400

Atom probe microscopy is an advanced materials characterisation technique that is renowned for high spatial resolution and analytical sensitivity. It provides 3D quantitative compositional measurement at atomic resolutions. The technique relies on laser-induced evaporation and ionisation of atoms from a finely milled tip of material coupled with time-of-flight mass analysis to build a 3D picture of atomic distributions in the volume of interest. The application of atom probe microscopy to geological materials is in its infancy, but the technique is receiving considerable interest from the international geochemistry community. This workshop is aimed at researchers interested in learning more about the technique and will provide a unique focus on the development and application of this exciting technique to the Geoscience discipline. The workshop will be held over 2 days and will include components of atom probe theory, sample preparation, data acquisition and data processing. Some examples of geoscience applications will also be given.


Computational thermodynamics and petrology with the MELTS family of models

Saturday 25th June 09:00 - Sunday 26th June 17:00
Contacts: Paula Antoshechkina, Paul Asimow, Mark Ghiorso, Guilherme Gualda, Roger Nielsen
Location: Room 419 View on map
Website
Price: ¥13400

The MELTS family of models (pMELTS and rhyoliteMELTS) allow thermodynamically self-consistent calculation of equilibria in magmatic systems, including complex open-system processes such as fractional crystallization, fractional melting and assimilation. The models are widely used by Earth scientists to forward-model petrological processes, to predict experimental results, and to obtain thermodynamic data such as chemical activities of components. This workshop will introduce users — new or experienced — to the current capabilities of the models and the various user interfaces available to run and automate calculations on MacOS, Windows, Linux, and iOS platforms. This workshop will differ from previous MELTS workshops in emphasizing trace element calculations, including introduction of the new traceDs database and the expanded D(P,T,X) functionality of alphaMELTS 2. All participants will emerge from the workshop with working software installed on their laptop computers and practice carrying out several types of calculations with each interface.


Geochemical Modelling Workshop. Using PHREEQC for laboratory and industrial applications.

Saturday 25th June 09:00 - Sunday 26th June 17:00
Contacts: Julien Declercq, David Tait
Location: Room 213 View on map
Price: ¥44900

Full details (PDF)

This two day workshop will provide an introduction to geochemical modelling and the USGS geochemical / thermodynamic modelling code PHREEQC (PH, REdox, EQuilibrium, Code). During the two day workshop, we will present the different geochemical modelling steps, from the definition of a conceptual model to the geochemical calculations within PHREEQC. We will also present exercises drawn from the presenters’ experiences, both in a laboratory setting and applied industrial setting. The workshop will take place in four sessions split over the two days. The first day will provide an introduction to geochemical models, the conceptualisation of the problems, and an overview of the thermodynamics that govern PHREEQC and the definitions within the databases. We will make a point of discussing the thermodynamic databases available within PHREEQC, their issues and the possible ways to overcome these. We will also provide the basic skills needed to use PHREEQC, including the definition of inputs and outputs, of solid and aqueous solutions, and of the reactions and equilibrium calculations. The second day will provide a more in-depth look at the possibilities offered by PHREEQC in terms of kinetic, transport, and sorption calculations. The aim is to develop an understanding of how to extract the equations defining the reactivity of mineralogical phases from the literature or experimental data and integrate these into PHREEQC. We will then show you how to use sorption experiments to define attenuation equations and sorption blocks in the program and provide an introduction to transport simulations.


Introduction to Reactive Transport Modeling with CrunchTope

Saturday 25th June 09:00 - Sunday 26th June 17:00
Contacts: Carl Steefel, Jennifer Druhan
Location: E204 View on map
Website
Price: ¥13400

Full details (PDF)

This two day course will present an introduction to reactive transport modeling using the CrunchTope software. The course will include a variety of example problems made available to participants. Topics will include microbially-mediated redox, CO2 sequestration, contaminant transport, and chemical weathering over geologic time. Particular emphasis will be placed on examples involving stable isotope fractionation with use of the isotope-enabled CrunchTope. Participants will be provided with a suite of input files and instructions on how to set up multiply constrained initial and boundary conditions on a gridded spatial domain. The short course will use a pre-built executable for a Windows PC operating system, or one built for MAC OS. In addition, the CrunchTope software is now Open Source, so participants will receive the source code that they can compile themselves on a Mac or Linux platform.


IODP "T-Limit" Project Workshop, Expedition 370: T-Limit of the Deep Biosphere off Muroto

Saturday 25th June 09:00-17:00
Contacts: Fumio Inagaki, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Verena Heuer, Nobuhisa Eguchi
Website

One of the key scientific objectives in studies of deep life and carbon is to understand environmental factors that constrain population, activity, diversity and ecological function of microbial communities, and the extent of habitable zones in the Earth’s interior. To better constrain the temperature limit of life in the deep biosphere, the Integrated Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is preparing an expedition with the Japanese drilling vessel Chikyu to revisit ODP Site 1174 in the Nankai Trough subduction zone off Muroto, Japan (water depth: 4731 m), where anomalously high heat flow results in temperatures of ~100ºC at the décollement and lower Shikoku basin (870 to 900 m below seafloor [mbsf]) and of over 130ºC at the sediment-basement interface (1,210 mbsf). After drilling, multiple-temperature loggers will be installed into the borehole, allowing ~1 year monitoring of formation temperature in situ. In this workshop, we will discuss the excellent scientific opportunities that will arise with the proposed “T-Limits” expedition and are enabled by scientific and technological progress made since Site 1174 was drilled by ODP Legs 190/196 15 years ago. Contributions related to microbiology and biogeochemistry of the deep biosphere as well as thermodynamics, fluid flow regimes and subduction geology would be very welcome, as we aim to maximize the scientific return of this challenging IODP project through multidisciplinary research coordination. This workshop will be partly supported by the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) and JAMSTEC.


Iolite Workshop

Saturday 25th June 09:00 - Sunday 26th June 17:00
Contacts: Bence Paul, Janet Hergt, Chad Paton, Jon Woodhead
Location: E201 View on map
Website
Price: ¥30000/¥15000

Iolite is a data-reduction software package, primarly used for LA-ICP-MS, but is also useful for TIMS, and solution ICP-MS applications. This workshop will cover the basics iolite, and in particular trace element analysis, U-Pb geochronology, and image creation.


New stable isotope techniques and applications to early Earth and life studies

Saturday 25th June 09:00-17:00
Contacts: Julien Foriel, Alexis Gilbert, Mayuko Nakagawa, Yuichiro Ueno, Naohiro Yoshida
Location: Meeting Room, ELSI, Tokyo Institute of Technology View on map
Website

The bulk analysis of stable isotopes of light elements has long been used to study the origin and evolution of the Earth and Life. Today, new technological and conceptual developments have opened new analytical possibilities: mass-independent fractionation, position-specific and clumped isotopic substitutions can be measured. In this workshop, we will focus on presenting state of the art techniques, applied to geochemistry and biology. We will also present the facilities at the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) of the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The workshop will feature invited speakers and welcomes senior and junior attendees. Applications for poster presentations are also welcome.


Recent Advance in Paleoclimate Study using various Archives

Saturday 25th June 09:00-17:00
Contacts: Yusuke Yokoyama, R., Shen, R., Uemura, T., Watanabe
Location: Meeting Room, Kashiwa - Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo View on map
Website

Reconstruction of paleoenvironment using geological and biological archives provides important information for understanding the climate system. Advances in geochemical techniques including dating and proxy development over the past few decades have allowed these archives to be used to even more effectively. This workshop welcomes contributions on land and ocean records from low to high latitudes, with common or new, multi-proxy approaches. We particularly welcome field observations, lab simulations and technique development that address proxy interpretation, and we also encourage proxy-model syntheses that provide insights on physical mechanisms of climate systems. Presentations of technical advances are also greatly encouraged.


Geochronological applications with a Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP)

Saturday 25th June 10:00 - Sunday 26th June 12:30
Contacts: Hiroshi Hidaka, Kenji Horie
Location: Meeting Room, National Institute of Polar Research View on map
Website

Price: ¥5000. Topics on basic method of U-Pb zircon analysis, new developments and applications with a SHRIMP will be discussed. Technical demonstration of SHRIMP analysis using a NIPR facility is also included in this workshop.


Experimental Cosmochemistry

Experimental Cosmochemistry

Sunday 26th June 08:30-17:00
Contacts: Shogo Tachibana, Aki Takigawa, Yoko Kebukawa, Kentaro Terada, Akira Tsuchiyama
Location: 411+412 View on map
Website
Price: ¥6700

Laboratory experiments are the key to place quantitative constraints on physical and chemical conditions and timescales of material evolution in the Galaxy and the Solar System. This workshop will focus on recent results on experimental cosmochemistry, development of new experimental and analytical techniques, and application to cosmochemistry.


DCO Symposium in Yokohama: Deep Life, Deep Energy, Reservoirs and Fluxes, and Extreme Physics and Chemistry

DCO Symposium in Yokohama: Deep Life, Deep Energy, Reservoirs and Fluxes, and Extreme Physics and Chemistry

Sunday 26th June 09:00-17:30
Contacts: Eiji Ohtani, Fumio Inagaki, Kagi Hiroyuki, Yuji Sano
Location: Room 502 View on map
Website

Recent progress of the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is transforming our understanding of deep carbon in Earth. DCO leverages the knowledge and skills of a global, interdisciplinary research community of scientists with a shared passion for transforming our knowledge of carbon. Speakers will present recent exciting results from the Deep Life, Deep Energy, Reservoirs and Fluxes, and Extreme Physics and Chemistry Communities.


Exploring GEOTRACES data with Ocean Data View

Sunday 26th June 09:00-17:00
Contacts: Jing Zhang, Reiner Schlitzer, Elena Masferrer
Location: Meeting Room, Nippon Maru Memorial Park View on map
Website

This hands-on workshop will teach standard and advanced ODV methods for the exploration and scientific analysis of environmental data. The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014 (IDP2014) will be used as example dataset. Participants will learn how to create publication-ready maps, property-property plots and sections and how to apply simple or advanced station and sample filters. In addition, an overview over the wide range of derived variables available in ODV will be given and a number of variables often needed in geochemical research will be described and applied. This includes aggregation, interpolation, unit conversion, differentiation and integration. Note that creation of spinning 3D scenes is beyond the scope of this workshop. The workshop starts with presentations of general software concepts and capabilities, followed by hands-on-sessions for the creation of specific plot types and scientific discussion rounds explaining the findings. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computer with ODV (http://odv.awi.de/) and the IDP2014 dataset (http://www.bodc.ac.uk/geotraces/data/idp2014/) already installed. Specific requests by participants prior to the workshop or during the event are welcome.


Teaching and Learning Activities: Re-thinking Geochemistry Education (CANCELLED)

Teaching and Learning Activities: Re-thinking Geochemistry Education (CANCELLED)

Sunday 26th June 09:00-12:00
Contacts: James Scoates, Rhy McMillan, Diane Hanano
Location: Room 423 View on map
Website
Price: ¥8600/¥9600

Students learn best when they actively manipulate course content, connect it to their own knowledge, and explain to each other concepts as they learn them. In this half-day workshop, you will experience a handful of our more successful activities as our students do, discuss how they are successful and how they could be modified for other courses, and begin to develop activities for your own classes. This workshop is targeted at senior graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career faculty, and anyone who wishes to reinvigorate their teaching.


Expanded Publication Workshop (Student Event)

Sunday 26th June 10:00-15:00
Price: ¥2500

This workshop, co-sponsored and jointly organized by Elsevier and Wiley, will include lectures and discussions led by several editors and publishers of leading Earth science journals. The morning session will cover the nuts and bolts of writing an article, including an introduction to the publishing cycle, tips from editors on how to prepare a manuscript likely to be published (including choosing the right journal) and suggestions on how to deal with comments from reviewers. After lunch, the discussion will include subjects such as author rights, open access publishing, publication ethics, getting your paper noticed, and impact factor and metrics.


Gender equality in Earth Science Workshop

Gender equality in Earth Science Workshop

Tuesday 28th June 12:00-13:00
Contacts: Claudia Alves de Jesus, Daniel Conley, Rie S. Hori
Location: Room 413 View on map

Full details (PDF)

Gender equality in Earth Science is not a closed case, despite much positive progress in attracting women to research careers has been achieved in recent years. The challenges range from career progression, unconventional career paths to the need for tailored mentoring actions; and others. The workshop sheds light on several challenges and on different approaches, based on concrete facts and statistics by stakeholders (e.g. researchers, host institutions and funding bodies). The overall objective is to stimulate networking as a platform to share experiences and best practices in the Earth Sciences at a global scale, in order to stimulate gender equality. 0. Claudia Alves de Jesus Rydin (ERC) : About this Workshop 1. Harue Masuda, Geochemical Society of Japan, (GSJ): Preface and gender balance in Goldschmidt Conference. 2. Rie S. Hori, Ehime Univ. (Japan): Progress and problems of gender equality in Japanese academic sciences and geoscience. 3. Daniel Conley, Lund Univ. (Sweden): Conscious action to overcome unconscious bias 4. Claudia Alves de Jesus, European Research Council (ERC): Actions to tackle gender equality by a funding body in Europe. 5. Sonia Esperança, National Science Foundation (NSF): Increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers (ADVANCE) 6. Discussion This session is co-organised with the European Association of Geochemistry


Funding Opportunities in Europe and the US: European Research Council and National Science Foundation programs

Funding Opportunities in Europe and the US: European Research Council and National Science Foundation programs

Wednesday 29th June 12:00-13:00
Contacts: Claudia Alves de Jesus, Sonia Esperança, Hideyuki Yamaguchi
Location: Room 413 View on map

Full details (PDF)

This workshop is open to all Goldschmidt attendees and will be particularly helpful to early-career and mid-career participants, especially graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty thinking about applying for funding to conduct research in Europe and in the US. Short presentations will be followed by a questions and answers period. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency in the US that was created to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. NSF has an annual budget of $7.5 billion dollars (FY 2016) and is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. We will present NSF programs for fellowships, research, education and infrastructure in geosciences. The European Research Council (ERC) is a leading European funding body supporting excellent investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of science. ERC calls are open to researchers around the world. The ERC offers various different outstanding funding opportunities with grants budgets of €1.5 to €3.5 million for individual scientists. All nationalities of applicants are welcome for projects carried out at a host institution in Europe (European Union member states and associated countries). At this session, the main features of ERC funding individual grants will be presented. Furthermore, a brief presentation on the bilateral agreement between ERC and Japan will be made. The agreement aims to encourage young top scientists in Japan to join European Research Council (ERC) research teams in Europe. Organisers/Speakers: Claudia Alves de Jesus, European Research Council (ERC); Sonia Esperança, National Science Foundation (NSF); Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Bilateral Cooperation Division, JSPS.


Biomarkers and Molecular Isotopes

Monday 4th July 09:00 - Tuesday 5th July 17:00
Contacts: Hikaru Yabuta, Toshiro Yamanaka, Minoru Ikehara, Yoshito Chikaraishi, Kenta Asahina
Location: Meeting Room, Minoo Kanko Hotel View on map
Website

After the Goldschmidt conference, please come to Osaka! This workshop aims to promote international innovative collaboration in Organic Geochemistry through exchanging among the sub-topics in this field. Possible topics include, but not limited to; (1) Biomarkers and Energy Resources, (2) Deep Biosphere, (3) Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironment, (4) Ecology, (5) Microbiology, (6) Environmental dynamics, (7) Organics-Mineral interactions, (8) Developing analytical techniques, (9) Astrobiology. It will be the first time for the Japanese Organic Geochemistry community to organize an international workshop, and thus the creation of a new, global interactions between scientists beyond the local community will be expected. Minoo Kanko Hotel is located next to the Meiji Forest Mino quasi-national park that has a forested valley and water fall in a old town. The area is also a convenient location to access the downtown Osaka (e.g., Osaka castle) by train in 45 min and also Kyoto and Nara in 60-90 min. Early Registration deadline is April 14, 2016. Abstract deadline is April 28, 2016. We are looking forward to seeing you in July!


Magma Oceanology

Monday 4th July 09:00 - Thursday 7th July 17:00
Contacts: John Hernlund, Kei Hirose, George Helffrich, Naohiro Yoshida
Location: Meeting Room, Atami Onsen View on map
Website

Terrestrial planets and moons began their existence in an environment characterized by energetic accretion and large molten regions called magma oceans. Planetary cores were forged, primitive compositional heterogeneity was created, primordial atmospheres were outgassed, the first crust was formed, and the initial conditions for subsequent planetary evolution was set...by processes associated with magma oceans. Magma oceanology is therefore of critical importance to understanding the birth of terrestrial planets and moons and is a key bridge between research fields concerned with planetary formation, composition, and evolution. The main purpose of this workshop is to work toward the establishment of a common dialogue in the field of magma oceanology, to understand what has been learned in the past regarding magma oceans, and to identify grand challenge problems that motivate future research.