Dr. David S. Goldberg

Deputy Director; Paros Lamont Research Professor in Climate Science Research and Carbon Management; Associate Director, Marine/Large Programs, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School

Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE)

Columbia Climate School

Affiliated with: M.S. in Sustainability Science

School of Professional Studies

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David Goldberg is Paros Lamont Research Professor in Climate Science Research and Carbon Management. His interests focus on the integration of different technologies and cross-disciplinary approaches to develop achievable climate solutions. Goldberg received his undergraduate and MS degrees in earth and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his doctorate in geophysics and an MBA from Columbia University. He conducted post-doctoral studies at the Institute Français du Petrole in Paris and has been at Lamont-Doherty since 1985. He also currently serves as a Deputy Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Associate Director of the Marine Large Programs division, Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, and a lecturer in the Columbia University Sustainability Science program.



Only select projects listed below
Name Start Date End Date
2017-2020 Provision of Log Data Reduction and Database Services for Scientific Ocean Drilling 7/1/17 9/30/20
Management of the U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) associated with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) 12/1/14 2/28/25
Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership - Phase III 7/25/11 12/31/15
Coring and Logging through Newark Basin formations at Lamont-Doherty 7/1/11 9/30/14
Deepwater Methane Hydrate Characterization in the Gulf of Mexico: Scientific Assessment and Production Potential 10/1/14 9/30/22
Diagnostic Monitoring of Bio-Geochemical Interactions of a shallow aquifer in response to a CO2 leak 12/1/09 11/30/14
IEDA 2016-2021: Operation of a Multi-Disciplinary Data Facility for the Earth Science Community - MG/EarthChem/SESAR 2/15/17 4/30/22
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program 10/1/03 6/30/15
Integrated Pre-Feasibility Study for CO2 Geological Storage in the Cascadia Basin: Offshore Washington State and British Columbia 2/1/17 10/31/18
Mid-Atlantic Offshore Carbon Storage Resource Assessment Project 10/30/15 12/31/18
Oceanographic Technical Services, LDEO, 2018 - 2023 12/27/17 4/30/23
Oceanographic Technical Services, R/V Marcus G. Langseth, 2012-2016 1/1/12 8/31/18
Provision of Log Data Reduction and Database Services for Scientific Ocean Drilling 7/1/14 6/30/17
R/V Marcus G. Langseth - Oceanographic Instrumentation 2016 3/1/16 3/31/17
R/V Marcus G. Langseth-Oceanographic Instrumentation 2015 6/1/15 5/31/16
Shear wave anisotropy in oceanic crust formed by superfast spreading PEA EXP. 335 6/28/11 4/1/14
Ship Operations 2012-2017 1/1/12 10/31/18
Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment 2013 9/1/13 8/31/14
Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment 2015 6/15/15 8/31/16
Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment 2016 3/15/16 2/28/17
Solid Carbon: A Climate Mitigation Partnership Advancing Stable Negative Emissions 10/1/19 10/1/23
R/V Marcus G. Langseth - Oceanographic Instrumentation 2020 9/1/20 8/31/21
2020-2024 Provision of Log Data Reduction and Database Services for Scientific Ocean Drilling 10/1/20 9/30/24
R/V Marcus G. Langseth - Oceanographic Instrumentation 2021 3/15/21 2/28/22
Evaluation of Injection Strategies to Optimize Long-Term CO2 Mineralization in Basalt Reservoirs 9/1/21 8/31/23
A Proposal to Manage the U.S. Science Support Program Office associated with the International Ocean Discovery Program (USSSP-IODP) 12/1/14 2/28/25
Ship Operations 7/1/18 6/30/24


Only select publications listed below
Name Published Date
Reservoir and sealing properties of the Newark rift basin formations: Implications for carbon sequestration 2020
Geological storage of CO2 in sub-seafloor basalt: the CarbonSAFE pre-feasibility study offshore Washington State and British Columbia 2018
New insights into lithology and hydrogeology of the northern Newark Rift Basin 2016
New Insights on Rift Basin Development and the Geological Carbon Cycle, Mass Extinction, and Carbon Sequestration... 2016
Microbial Stimulation and Succession following a Test Well Injection Simulating CO2 Leakage into a Shallow Newark Basin Aquifer 2015
Groundwater hydrogeochemistry in injection experiments simulating CO₂ leakage from geological storage reservoir 2014
Relative Permeability Experiments of Carbon Dioxide Displacing Brine and Their Implications for Carbon Sequestration 2014
Co-Location of Air Capture, Subseafloor CO2 Sequestration, and Energy Production on the Kerguelen Plateau 2013
Performance evaluation of active wireline heave compensation systems in marine well logging environments 2012
Electrical anisotropy of gas hydrate-bearing sand reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico 2011
Evaluation of ocean crustal Sites 1256 and 504 for long-term CO2 sequestration 2011
Electrical anisotropy due to gas hydrate-filled fractures 2010
Potential on-shore and off-shore reservoirs for CO2 sequestration in Central Atlantic magmatic province basalts 2010
Carbon dioxide sequestration in deep-sea basalt 2008
Extent of gas hydrate filled fracture planes: Implications for in situ methanogenesis and resource potential 2008
Fracture-controlled gas hydrate systems in the northern Gulf of Mexico 2008
Pass-through core measurements of magnetic susceptibility and natural gamma ray, New Jersey Coastal Plain 1997
Well Logging Results from the Newark Rift Basin Coring Project 1994