David S. Goldberg

David S. Goldberg

Research Interest


David Goldberg is a marine scientist and his interests focus on the integration of different technologies and cross-disciplinary approaches to develop achievable climate solutions. Goldberg researches oceanic and continental basalt deposits as long-term repositories for anthropogenic carbon dioxide, potentially sequestering carbon that has been removed from the air. His study areas include the Cascadia abyssal plain in the eastern Pacific, the Long Island Platform in the northwestern Atlantic, and onshore Mesozoic basins along the eastern Appalachian mountains. Goldberg also currently serves as a core faculty member for the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia and an Associate Director of the Earth Institute’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.


Goldberg received his undergraduate and MS degrees in earth and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his PhD in geophysics and an MBA from Columbia University. He conducted post-doctoral studies at the Institute Français du Petrole in Paris and then returned to Lamont-Doherty to continue his career as a research scientist.