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GEOTRACES in the Mediterranean
 

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Background

During the GEOTRACES Atlantic Planning workshop in Oxford in September of 2007, a working group met to discuss potential GEOTRACES-related activities in the Mediterranean. Participants from seven countries met and discussed processes and features of interest in this marginal sea. These included:

  • Atlantic Ocean water entering and traversing the Mediterranean and changes in its chemical signal during this process.
  • Sites of formation of intermediate/deep waters in both basins and the evolution of their chemical signal.
  • Sites of shelf-basin exchange, e.g., riverine input. Regions of dust deposition and geochemical processes associated with such events.
  • Diverse topographic features, e.g., shelves, sills, abyssal plains, seamounts.
  • An inter-calibration site on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Straits of Gibraltar.

and, based on these, they drafted potential cruise sections.

During the ASLO Aquatic Sciences 2009 Meeting in Nice, France, several interested individuals from five countries met informally and discussed GEOTRACES in the Mediterranean further. New individuals were informed of the international project, the developing effort for the Mediterranean, as well as of the relevant COST Action (ES0801), which had already been funded by the ESF. The key points that emerged from the discussion were:

  • A scientific action plan for GEOTRACES activities in the Mediterranean would be beneficial.
  • Funding opportunities (e.g., 7th Framework Program of the EU, other EU and regional funding programs) should be explored further.
  • Participation from other EU member states as well as southern Mediterranean countries should be pursued.

A special talk, outlining the background on GEOTRACES and the Mediterranean, as well as suggestions for future actions, was presented by Catherine Jeandel and collaborators during the April 2009 meeting of the Management Committee of Action ES0801 in Vigo, Spain. The full talk can be downloaded from the Action Web site (http://costaction.earth.ox.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/12294/Jeandel.pdf).

 

GEOTRACES Mediterranean Workshops


The GEOTRACES Mediterranean Planning Workshop - October 2010

A special GEOTRACES Mediterranean Planning Workshop took place on 4-6 October 2010 in Nice, France. For more information, please see the workshop Web site and a summary for the motivation to carry out GEOTRACES activities in the Mediterranean (excerpt from the Vigo 2009 MC meeting mentioned above). The Report of the Workshop is also available to download.

 

The GEOTRACES Mediterranean Cruise Planning Workshop - September 2011

A second workshop devoted to the Mediterranean was held on September 2011 in Toulouse, France. The aim of this meeting was to plan and to clarify the GEOTRACES Mediterranean cruise planned for 2013 and process studies defined in the previous workshop, as well as to discuss about the intercalibration procedures. For more information, please see the workshop Web site. The Report of the Workshop is also available to download.

Network of participants and contacts (in alphabetic order by name)
 

Name Address Country Telephone Fax E-mail Interest in Mediterranean GEOTRACES
Wafa Abouchami Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Postfach 3060, 55020 Mainz GERMANY +49 6131 305260   wafa.abouchami at mpic.de  
Murat Ardelan Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Dept. of Chemistry, Høgskoleveien 5, 7491, Trondheim, Norway NORWAY +47 73590752   murato at nt.ntnu.no  
Marie Boye LEMAR, IUEM, Technopole Brest Iroise, 29280 Plouzané FRANCE + 33 (0)2 98 49 86 51   marie.boye at univ-brest.fr Trace metals cycle (Co, Cd, Zn)
Damien Cardinal LOCEAN - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Tour 46-00, 5ème étage, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252 PARIS Cedex 05 FRANCE + 33 1 44 27 47 77   damien.cardinal at locean-ipsl.upmc.fr  
Irena Ciglenečki-Jušić Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Center for Marine and Environmental Research, Zagreb CROATIA +385 14561105   irena at irb.hr Marine biogeochemical cycles of sulfur species, interaction with organic mater and trace (redox sensitive) metals, fluxes and processes
Giuseppe Civitarese Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica - OGS, B.go Grotta Gigante 42/c - I-34010 Sgonico (Trieste) ITALY     gcivitarese at ogs.trieste.it  
Christelle Claude CEREGE, Europôle de l'Arbois, 13545, Aix-en-Provence FRANCE + 33 04 42 97 15 41   claude at cerege.fr Using radio tracers to quantify submarine groundwater discharge; Mediterranean transects
Antonio Cobelo-Garcia Grupo de Biogeoquimica Mariña, Instituto de Investigaciones Mariñas de Vigo (IIM-CSIC), Rua Eduardo Cabello 6, 36208 Vigo SPAIN +34 986 231930 Ext 141   acobelo at iim.csic.es Already involved in GEOTRACES intercalibration exercises. Interested in biogechemical cycles of trace elements with a biological role (Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, V, Fe) as well as emerging contaminants (Pt, Pd, Rh) arising from urban areas.
Laurent Coppola Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche-sur-mer, La Darse BP 08 - 06238 Villefranche-sur-mer FRANCE +33 (0)4 93 76 39 12   coppola at obs-vlfr.fr Include Dyfamed station as one of the intercalibration station in the Med Sea. Using radionuclides to trace atmospheric particles sources, water circulation (ventilation, advection) and export production.
Daniel Cossa IFREMER, BP 330 F-83507 La Seyne sur mer FRANCE +33 4 94 30 49 14   dcossa at ifremer.fr Mercury speciation
Hein de Baar Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NETHERLANDS +31 06 53 98 96 36   Hein.de.Baar at nioz.nl  
Sanja Frka bobovacka 5, 10 000 Zagreb CROATIA +385 13097540   frka at irb.hr  
Miroslav Gacic Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica - OGS, 34010 Sgonico (Trieste), Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c ITALY +39 040 2140210   mgacic@ogs.trieste.it  
Celine Gallon Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, Mailstop: METX USA +1 831 459 5336   gallon at metx.ucsc.edu  
Jordi Garcia-Orellana Grup de Física de les Radiacions (C3-344), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona (Catalunya) SPAIN +34 935811915   jordi.garcia at uab.cat  
Steven L Goldstein Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY 10964 USA +1 845-365-8787   steveg at ldeo.columbia.edu  
Cécile Guieu Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, CNRS-UPMC, UMR 7093, Batiment Jean Maetz, Chemin du Lazaret, 06238 Villefranche-sur-mer Cedex FRANCE +33 (0)4 93 76 39 95 +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39 guieu at obs-vlfr.fr On going reflection on key questions related to GEOTRACES that should be tackled in the Med and the track to be done. Also, what is the connection between the on-going French initiative 'MERMEX' and GEOTRACES-Med?
Angelos Hannides Oceanography Center, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia CYPRUS +357.22.661403 +357.22.892575 hannides at cybaes.org Bringing GEOTRACES activities in the Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean biogeochemical cycles, trace-element-dust interactions/impacts on biological activity.
Lars-Eric Heimbürger Laboratoire des Mecanismes et Transferts en Geologie (LMTG), Midi-Pyrenees Observatory (OMP), 14 avenue Edouard Belin 31400 Toulouse FRANCE +33 5 61 33 26 56 +33 5 61 33 25 60 heimburger at lmtg.obs-mip.fr Trace metal cycling, Hg in particular: Natural and anthropogenic atmospheric depostion, water column ditribution and dynamics,  export, sediment core records.
Gideon Henderson Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PR ENGLAND +44 (0)1865 282123   gideonh at earth.ox.ac.uk  
Catherine Jeandel LEGOS (Laboratoire d'Etude en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales), 14 Av. Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse FRANCE +33 5 61 33 30 43 +33 5 61 25 32 05 catherine.jeandel at legos.obs-mip.fr  
Helen Kaberi Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, 46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Ave., Anavyssos GR-190 13 GREECE +30 2291076387   ekaberi at ath.hcmr.gr Interested in fluxes and processes at ocean interfaces, and the sediment-water boundary.
William M. Landing Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4320 USA +1 850-644-6037   wlanding at fsu.edu  
Jacobo Martin Marine Environment Laboratories, IAEA-International Atomic Energy Agency, 4 quai Antoine 1er, MC98000 MONACO +377 97977260   J.Martin at iaea.org  
Pere Masqué Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Departament de Física, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra SPAIN +34 93 581 19 15 +34 93 581 21 55 Pere.Masque at uab.cat  
Christophe Migon Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-mer, La Darse, BP 8, 06238 Villefranche-sur-mer cedex FRANCE +33 4 93 76 39 90   migon at obs-vlfr.fr Trace metal cycling from natural and anthropogenic atmospheric sources to sediment, with emphasis on transfer processes in the water column
Nikolaos Mihalopoulos Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, P.O. Box 2208, 71003 Voutes, Heraklion GREECE +30 2810 545062   mihalo at chemistry.uoc.gr Atmospheric and ocean distributions of trace elements, with regards to their concentration and chemical speciation, in order to evaluate the sources, related environmental processes regulating their distributions and identification of factors controlling levels and chemical composition.
Juan-Carlos Miquel Marine Environment Laboratories, IAEA-International Atomic Energy Agency, 4 quai Antoine 1er, MC98000 MONACO +377-97977259   j.c.miquel at iaea.org  
Paolo Montagna Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 USA +1-845-365-8661   montagna at ldeo.columbia.edu Nd-isotopic composition of Mediterranean seawater.
James W. Murray School of Oceanography, Box 355351, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-5351 USA +1 206 543-4730   jmurray at u.washington.edu  
Dario Omanovic Ruder Boskovic Institute
Center for Marine and Environmental Research
Bijenicka 54
10000 Zagreb
CROATIA +385 14680231   omanovic at irb.hr  
James Orr LSCE/IPSL, CEA Saclay Bat. 712 - Orme Point courrier 132, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex FRANCE +33 (0)1 69 08 39 73   James.Orr at lsce.ipsl.fr Simulating ocean biogeochemistry and GEOTRACES related variables in the Med Sea
Jackie Pates Department of Environmental Science, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ UNITED KINGDOM +44 (0)1524 593896   j.pates at lancaster.ac.uk Natural decay series nuclides
George Petihakis Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Thalassocosmos, Former US base at Gournes P.O. Box 2214, Heraklion, Crete, GR 71 003 GREECE +30 2810 337755   pet at her.hcmr.gr Modeling the impact of atmospheric deposition in marine ecosystems
Dr. P.J. Philip Dept of Social Science, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, 136119, Haryana INDIA     agbmtes at yahoo.com  
Micha Rijkenberg Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, PO Box 59, NL-1790 AB Den Burg NETHERLANDS +31 222 369436   Micha.Rijkenberg at nioz.nl The marine cycling and distribution of biological important trace metals, e.g. Fe.
Gerarldine Sarthou LEMAR/IUEM, Technopole Brest Iroise, 29280 Plouzané FRANCE +33-(0)2-98-49-86-55   Geraldine.Sarthou at univ-brest.fr  
Jan Scholten Marine Environment Laboratories, IAEA-International Atomic Energy Agency, 4 quai Antoine 1er, MC98000 MONACO +377-97977228   j.scholten at iaea.org Submarine groundwater discharge, natural radioisotopes as tracers for marine processes, hydrothermal activity.
Federico Spagnoli Largo Fiera della Pesca, 60125 - Ancona ITALY +39 0712078847   f.spagnoli@ismar.cnr.it Biogeochemistry, early diagenesis and benthic fluxes, sediment pollution
Professor Peter Statham National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH UNITED KINGDOM +44 (0)2380 592679   pjs1 at noc.soton.ac.uk Biogeochemistry of the Mediterranean; metals and role of the Med as a geochemical reactor system.
Eleni Stathopoulou Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Department IΙΙ, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografou, 15771 GREECE +30-210-7274459   estath at chem.uoa.gr  
Toste Tanhua Duesternbrooker Weg 20, 24105 Kiel GERMANY +49-431-600 4219   ttanhua at ifm-geomar.de  
Marco Taviani ISMAR-CNR, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna ITALY +39 051 6398874   marco.taviani at bo.ismar.cnr.it  
Christina Theodosi Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, P.O. Box 2208, 71003 Voutes, Heraklion GREECE +30 2810 545110   c_theodosi at chemistry.uoc.gr Atmospheric and ocean distributions of trace elements, with regards to their concentration and chemical speciation, in order to evaluate the sources, related environmental processes regulating their distributions and identification of factors controlling levels and chemical composition.
Christos Tsabaris Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, 46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Ave., Anavyssos GR-190 13 GREECE +30 2291076410   tsabaris at ath.hcmr.gr Radionuclides, Gamma ray spectrometry, In situ measurements, Real Time Acquisition, Alarm and decision making systems
Dr. Vjeročka Vojvodić Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Center for Marine and Environmental Research, Zagreb CROATIA +385 1 4561 148  

vojvodic at irb.hr

Applied electrochemistry, determination and characterization of organic matter in marine and fresh waters, DOC/POC mesurements, study of biogeochemical processes in the Adriatic Sea waters, laboratory studies of physico-chemical process of organic matter in marine and fresh waters, and their effects on the quality of ambient life
Yishai Weinstein Department of Geography and Environment, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, 52900 Israel ISRAEL +972 54-202-8873   weinsty at mail.biu.ac.il  
Noureddine Zaaboub 28, RUE DU 2 MARS 1934. 2025 SALAMMBO TUNIS TUNISIA +21698826718   nouri_zaaboub at yahoo.fr Participer aux activitées de recherche de GEOTRACES
Christina Zeri Institute of Oceanography, HCMR, 46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Ave., 19013 Anavyssos GREECE +30 2291076387   CHRIS at ATH.HCMR.GR , CZERI at CHEM.UOA.GR  
Patrizia Ziveri Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA)
Edifici Cn, Campus UAB, 08193, Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Barcelona
SPAIN (+34) 93 586 8485   patrizia.ziveri at uab.cat Interested in BIOGEOTRACES
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