UBC hosted the GEOTRACES meeting

June 19, 2015

The GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee and Data Management Committee have been held from 13-17 July at UBC hosted by Maite Maldonado. GEOTRACES (www.geotraces.org) is an international study of the marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes. Scientists from 35 nations have been involved in the programme, designed to study all major ocean basins over the next decade. So far, 747 stations have been sampled during 52 cruises resulting in more than 1000 data sets of hydrographical and geochemical data. To facilitate access to these data, the first GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product is freely available on-line (http://www.bodc.ac.uk/geotraces/data/idp2014/). Digital data is accompanied by an electronic atlas (www.egeotraces.org) that provides 2D and 3D images of the ocean distribution of many of the parameters.