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Arctic-GEOTRACES Early Career Researcher Networking Event (ASLO 2017)
Date: 26 February 2017 - 13h
ASLO 2017 Conference (Room: 305 A/B), Honolulu, Hawaii

Over the 2015 and 2016 field seasons, the international GEOTRACES program undertook a coordinated effort to better understand the distribution, biogeochemical cycling, and climate sensitivity of trace elements and isotopes (TEIs) within the Arctic Ocean. Three successful cruises were carried out in 2015 by Canadian, US, and German programs, with follow-up sampling in 2016 by the German team. This effort brought together cross-disciplinary researchers from more than 12 countries working not only in the field of trace metal geochemistry, but also observationalists and modelers studying phytoplankton physiology, air-sea gas fluxes, carbon and nutrient cycling, ocean mixing, sea ice, and rivers. As a result, new data sets are emerging to expand our understanding of the TEIs that regulate, or serve as tracers for, critical biogeochemical and physical processes within the Arctic Ocean.

More than 75 Early Career Researchers (ECRs: students, postdocs and early career scientists) participated in the three Arctic Ocean cruises carried out in 2015, with many more on the sidelines processing samples, interpreting observations, and developing ocean models. The goal of this workshop will be to provide a networking event for Arctic GEOTRACES ECRs who will be attending the ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting. This forum will provide a bridge to connect ECRs between programs and establish new connections for participants to carry forward into their future careers within the GEOTRACES community.

Ideal audience: “Early Career” Arctic GEOTRACES program participants, including graduate students, postdocs, and new faculty

To register: All participants should send an RSVP before 25th of January. The way to do this is by filling up the following link:

Agenda (~3 hr Workshop):

30 min (7-8 min each cruise): Introduction to each of the US, Canadian, German cruises, and the focus, cruise track, and participants of each cruise

30 min: 30 second introductions from each attendee about their role in the program (1 slide).

60 min: breakout groups organized by theme/measurement type (to be decided).

          * Goals of breakout groups: determine areas for collaborations, emerging research themes, future studies

30 min: breakout group recap, future plans

30 min: Networking, drinks and snacks!

For further information please contact: Kristina Brown (, Randella Bundy ( or Núria Casacuberta Arola (


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