DISCO by Year


Dissertations Symposium in Chemical Oceanography (DISCO)

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Next DISCO meeting

DISCO XXVI will be in October 2018, in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i. Mahalo!


Following the DISCO XXV meeting, the Chemical Oceanography Meeting “A Bottom-up Approach to Research Directions” was held from 14-16 October 2016.  Please look out for the manuscript describing “Perspectives on Chemical Oceanography in the 21st 1 Century: Participants of the COME ABOARD Meeting examine aspects of the field in the context of 40 years of DISCO” coming out soon in Marine Chemistry!

The Dissertations Symposium in Chemical Oceanography provides recent graduates, or soon to graduate, PhD-level chemical oceanographers with an opportunity to present their dissertation research in front of their professional peers and to forge professional relationships that will facilitate their future research and academic careers.

DISCO participants (currently 25 per meeting) are selected from universities all over the world, with a majority of attendees from U.S. universities. The number of participants to date (DISCO I – XXV) exceeds 640, and they were selected from an applicant pool that exceeded 80 eligible doctorates in recent years. At each meeting, a single senior scientist is invited to provide a keynote address and serve as a mentor during the meeting. This website incorporates links to past DISCO symposia (Click History above), showing the participants, the university that awarded their degree, and the year of their degree.




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