GEOTRACES Process Studies

Process Studies meeting the GEOTRACES Process Study criteria can gain endorsement by the GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). Investigators who wish to develop a research programme to be designed as GEOTRACES process study should approach its regional or national SSC member with the “Process study request form” duly filled in.

The following is a list of approved GEOTRACES Process Studies. For information about associated data sets, please click here.

ID Cruise Chief Scientist  GEOTRACES Scientist Period Location

Catherine Jeandel

Catherine Jeandel  17/10/2007 - 20/07/2008

Amazon shelf, offshore of Guyane 
and estuary in Brazilian waters 

GApr02 Oceania_15/2011

Jacek Beldowski

Michael Staubwasser

03/11/2011 - 13/11/2011

Baltic Sea


Micha Rijkenberg

Hein de Baar  29/07/2012 - 19/08/2012

Western North Atlantic


Richard Sanders / Mark Moore / Jonathan Sharples

Maeve Lohan / Angela Milne  11/04/2014 - 14/05/2014
04/11/2014- 03/12/2014

Celtic Sea

(leg 1)

(Vici Fe)

Caroline P. Slomp

Silke Severmann

31/08/2015 - 17/09/2015

Black Sea

GApr05 (leg 2)

(Vici Fe)

Caroline P. Slomp

Severmann Silke, Rijkenberg Micha

2016/05/27 — 2016/06/15

Baltic Sea

GApr06 Leg1


Pedro Monteiro 

Alakendra N. Roychoudhury and Thato Mtshali

05/12/2015 - 11/02/2016

Southern Ocean

GApr06 Leg2


Pedro Monteiro

Alakendra N. Roychoudhury and Thato Mtshali

22/07/2015 - 15/08/2015

Southern Ocean

 GApr07  HERMINE  Y. Fouquet, C. Cathalot, and E. Pelleter H. Planquette, G. Sarthou, L.-E. Heimbürger, Catherine Jeandel  15/03/2017 - 20/02/2017  Mid Atlantic Ridge, TAG and Snake Pit sites (21-26°N/44.5-46.5°W)
 GApr08 ZIPLOC   Claire Mahaffey

 Maeve Lohan and Alessandro Tagliabue

 27/06/2017 - 13/06/2017  Tropical Atlantic
 GApr09 PEACETIME   Cecile Guieu and Matthieu Bressac

 Geraldine Sarthou and Hélène Planquette

 10/05/2017 - 11/06/2017  Mediterranean Sea


Stephane Blain Catherine Jeandel

08/10/2011 - 30/11/2011

Around Kerguelen Islands
GIpr02 SIPEX 2

Tony Worby /
Klaus Meiners

Andy Bowie 16/09/2012 - 05/11/2012 East Antarctica west of 110º (64-65º)
GIpr03 SS300

Ravi Bhushan / R. Rengarajan

Ravi Bhushan 26/04/2012 - 18/05/2012 Arabian Sea (along GI02)
GIpr04 SS259

Ravi Bhushan

Ravi Bhushan 09/11/2008 - 30/11/2008 East of the North Island of New Zealand
GIpr05 HEOBI Mike Coffin Andrew Bowie, Zanna Chase, Tom Trull, Alessandro Tagliabue and Stephane Blain 2016/01/08 - 2016/03/05 Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (around Heard Island)
GIpr06 K-axis Andrew Constable Andrew Bowie 2016/01/08 - 2016/03/15 Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (south of Kerguelen plateau to ice edge)
GIpr07 AIMIZ-GIO6 Marchello Vichi Alakaendra Roychoudhury 2017/06/29 - 2017/07/15 Southern Ocean
(Indian Sector)
GPpr01 FeCycle II Philip Boyd Philip Boyd 15/09/2008 - 06/10/2008 East of the North Island of New Zealand
GPpr02 SS01

Christel Hassler

Michael Ellwood 22/02/2010 - 15/02/2010

Tasman Sea

GPpr03 NBP0901 (DynaLiFe)

Stan Jacobs

Hein de Baar 05/01/2009 - 28/02/2009

Amundsen Sea, Pine Island Bay

GPpr04 SO223T

Mahyar Mohtadi

Katharina Pahnke 09/09/2012 - 8/10/2012

West Pacific

GPpr05 KM1107

Katharina Pahnke

Katharina Pahnke 23/02/2011 - 25/02/2011

Tropical Pacific

GPpr06 OR5-1307-3

Tung-Yuan Ho

Tung-Yuan Ho 14/07/2013 - 23/07/2013

Western Pacific 

GPpr06 bis OR5-0034

Tung-Yuan Ho

Tung-Yuan Ho 25/03/2014 - 03/04/2014

Western Pacific 

GPpr07 Canadian Line-P Iron Programme

Andrew R.S. Ross / Marie Robert

Maite Maldonado 3 cruises per year (February, May/June, August/September) starting in 2013

North East Pacific



Alderkamp Anne-Carlijn

Rob Middag

26-10-2014 - 26-11-2014

Western Antarctic Peninsula

GPpr08 (leg 2)


Alderkamp Anne-Carlijn

Loes Gerringa

03/12/2013 - 23/01/2014

Ross Sea, Rothera Research Station to Hobart

GPpr09 Sonne SO245 (UltraPac) Timothy G. Ferdelman Katharina Pahnke, Peter Croot and Robert Anderson 17/12/2015 - 28/01/2016 Ultra-oligotrophic South Pacific gyre
GPpr10 TAN1212
(FeCycle III)
Philip Boyd Philip Boyd 15/09/2012 - 8/10/2012 Eastern seabord of the North Island of New Zealand
 GPpr11  Eddies Peter Strutton Michael Ellwood and Philip Boyd Eddies 15/03/2016 - 13/04/2016 Australian sector of the Southern Ocean (south of Tasmania)

 Data Product (IDP2014)


 Data Assembly Centre (GDAC)


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