Catherine Jeandel, IPO science director, elected AGU Fellow

We are really very pleased to announce that Catherine Jeandel, GEOTRACES IPO Science Director, has been elected as AGU Fellow!

Congratulations Catherine!!!

GEOTRACES papers are amongst the most highly cited in Limnology and Oceanography: Methods

The journal Limnology and Oceanography: Methods published by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is celebrating its 15th year of publication. To celebrate this event, they have published a collection of the most highly cited or downloaded papers – two from each year of publication (2002 to 2017):

Significantly, two of the 30 papers are GEOTRACES-related and appeared in L&O Methods’ special issue, Intercalibration in Chemical Oceanography (, that was based on the 2008-2009 GEOTRACES Intercalibration Cruises:

  • Cutter, G.A. and K. W. Bruland. 2012. Rapid and non-contaminating sampling system for trace elements in global ocean surveys. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods, 10: 425-436.
  • Morton, P. et al. 2013. Methods for the sampling and analysis of marine aerosols: results from the 2008 GEOTRACES aerosol intercalibration experiment. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods, 11: 62-78.

Intermediate Data Product 2017 Paper - In press

The Intermediate Data Product 2017 (IDP2017) paper is now in press and accessible online:  

Schlitzer, R., Anderson, R. F., Masferrer Dodas, E, et al., The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017, (2018). Chemical Geology

This article is open-access, so please advertise and distribute as widely as possible!

Successful "GEOTRACES IDP 2017 data with Ocean Data View" Workshop held in Qingdao, China

A hands-on workshop to teach standard and advanced Ocean Data View (ODV) methods for the exploration and scientific analysis of environmental data was held on May 2 and 3 2018, Qingdao, China. Total 82 participants attended the workshop including graduate and undergraduate students as well as young scientists, from Ocean University of China. During the workshop, the GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017 (IDP2017) was used as example dataset. For the day 1, participants learned how to use ODV software, create map, property-property plots, sections, surface plots. In addition, participants also learned how to create ODV data file with their own data set. For the day 2, part of participants (14 students) gave presentations based upon the topics they have interest, which cover Global Physical water circulation, GEOTRACES IDP2017 data, Time-series data (Station Aloha), and their own dataset etc. Lastly, participants learned some tips of advanced level of ODV on how to work on their own dataset.

Participants were encouraged to bring their own laptop computer for use during the hands-on sessions of the workshop. All computers were prepared before the workshop by installing the latest version of the ODV software (ODV 5.0) and downloading the data set. Also, participants were encouraged to fill the survey before the workshop, which helped to understand the participant’s needs and to organize the workshop. The survey was included those questions: Have you ever used ODV before? Have you ever made any “scatter”, “section”, “surface” plots with ODV? Have you ever created own data spreadsheet for ODV and import into ODV? What topic are you interested in the most? i.e. Global Physical water circulation, GEOTRACES IDP2017 data, Time-series data (Station Aloha), Carbon, Hydrothermal vents, and Others. The 63 students were answered those questions, and the main results are available in the workshop report.  

 2018 ODV Workshop 483 1  2018 ODV Workshop2

Pictures: (left) Dr. Mariko Hatta gave her presentations during the workshop on the Day 1 (May 2 2018); (right) The scene at room B317, south building in the College of Information Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China.

Pre-registration is OPEN! Joint GEOTRACES/PAGES synthesis workshop

Pre-registration is OPEN!

is now available
for the GEOTRACES - PAGES synthesis workshop on:

Trace element and isotope proxies in paleoceanography

3 – 5 December 2018, Aix-Marseille, France

(the first announcement is appended)

Pre-register via the workshop web site:

1 June 2018


Australian process study in the Sourthern Ocean successfully completed

A team of biogeochemists are returning to Australia after a three week voyage to the subantarctic Southern Ocean in the vicinity of the SOTS (Southern Ocean Time Series) site (see figure below).  The science party from Australia (IMAS, Australian National University, Edith Cowan University), the USA (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Bigelow Laboratory of Oceean SciencesThe University of Tennessee) and Switzerland (University of Bern) sampled for aerosols, dissolved and particulate trace metal's and isotopes and conducted iron rate processes measurements.  A major focus on the voyage was to detail the internal cycling of trace elements in the subsurface ocean via a suite of transdisciplinary perturbation experiments (omics, SXRF, isotopes, ligands, uptake) linked to other components of the voyage that targeted the biological carbon pump.  The voyage builds on prior process studies in this region in 2016, and will link with another planned for early 2019 near SOTS.

SOTS site
Figure: Map showing the location of the Southern Ocean Time Series (SOTS) site.

 Data Product (IDP2017)


 Data Assembly Centre (GDAC)


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