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Important Dates
Poster Abstract Submission Open: Feb 15, 2023
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: April 5, 2023
NCTS Registration Deadline: April 6, 2023
Hotel Block Deadline: April 6, 2023
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: April 19, 2023
Meeting Overview
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
College Park, MD
May 8-12, 2023
The Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems (CC&E) focus area is an umbrella under which four program elements (Land-Cover and Land-Use Change, Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry, Terrestrial Ecology and Biological Diversity) provide knowledge of the interactions of global biogeochemical cycles and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with global environmental change and the implications for Earth's climate, productivity, and natural resources. This event will combine input and community members from these programs and their Applied Sciences counterpart program, Ecological Conservation, which takes research capability built from CC&E and develops it into decision making capability for conservation agents and land managers.

The Joint Science Workshop (JSW) general sessions will occur on Wednesday and Thursday. Synthetic talks in plenary will address five themes:
  • Human Influence on Global Ecosystems
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • Disturbance, Resilience, Mitigation, and Adaptation
  • Research to Applications
  • Future Research Directions

Individual program team meetings and relevant workshops will be held before and after the JSW general sessions.
  • Biological Diversity & Ecological Conservation (BDEC): May 8-9 (2 days)
  • Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry (OBB): May 8-9 (2 days)
  • Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC): May 8-9 (2 days)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (TE): May 9 (1 day)
  • Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON): May 12 (1 day)
  • NASA Data & Compute Resources Half-Day: May 12 (morning only)

Who can attend? A science team meeting for principal investigators, co-investigators, collaborators, stakeholders and students funded through NASA's Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems focus area programs (Land-Cover and Land-Use Change, Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry, Terrestrial Ecology and Biological Diversity), as well as Ecological Conservation and MBON, that provides an opportunity to share scientific research results and foster interdisciplinary interactions.
NASA Conference Tracking System (NCTS)
NASA Civil Servants & Contractors must register by April 6, 2023 in NCTS, even if you are local.
JPL Employees must register by the same date in UFO.
NASA Civil Servants and Contractors:
  • NCTS website: (through NASA launchpad)
    • NCTS number: 45747-23
    • Meeting name: 2023 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop

  • Please accurately complete the justification including all reasons for attendance (presenting a poster, giving a plenary talk, etc).
  • Ask your travel coordinator if you have any questions about filling out the NCTS form.
JPL Participants:
  • Please enter your forecast into the JPL UFO conference travel website. If unable to do so, please email for NCTS Registration.