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Consensus Values
 for the GEOTRACES standards GSP (2009 GEOTRACES Pacific surface seawater) and GSC (2009 GEOTRACES coastal surface seawater) are available to download here.

For further information on the GEOTRACES Standards and Reference Materials please click here.

PhD position at NIOZ (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, the Netherlands) in Anthropogenic carbon dioxide uptake and accumulation in the Indian and South Pacific Oceans: a blind spot in recent global monitoring.

Project includes time at sea on international GEOTRACES research cruises.

The announcement is available here.

Please contact Dr Matthew Humphreys for more information, and apply by 2nd December.

Project Officer for the GEOTRACES International Project Office
(part-time position)

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GEOTRACES (www.geotraces.org) is an international programme in marine geochemistry. Its mission is to identify and quantify processes that control the distribution of key trace elements and isotopes in the ocean, and their sensitivity to changing environmental conditions.

GEOTRACES is seeking to appoint a part-time Project Officer for the GEOTRACES International Project Office (IPO) hosted at the Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées) at University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. The IPO serves as a co-ordination centre for day-to-day operations and logistical matters of the GEOTRACES programme. It develops and maintains products to manage the programme; assists the SSC and its standing committees with all aspects of their work; facilitates communications among the various components of GEOTRACES (e.g., national committees, standing committees) and serves as the primary interface for communications with the broader oceanographic community and with the general public. 

Job description

The project officer will lead or contribute to the following activities:

  • Assisting the Executive Officer to implement the activities of the GEOTRACES IPO.
  • Maintaining up to date the GEOTRACES web site, as well as, the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Editing the GEOTRACES eNewsletter and reports from events.
  • Assisting in organising the logistics of GEOTRACES events (i.e. meetings, workshops).

This post is available for one year (renewable) and will be filled as soon as possible. Starting salary dependent on the relevant skills, knowledge and experience that the post holder brings to the role. Some international travel may be involved.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should be fluent in English and have first-class skills in both written and verbal communication. The following qualifications would be considered to be advantageous for the post:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems (Word Press), and social media platforms.
  • Relevant experience in a scientific communications role.
  • Experience in coordination and organisation of international science events.
  • Good management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of webdesign (InDesign/Photoshop).
  • Capacity to adapt and learn new tasks.
  • Fluent in French.


To apply

Please send a CV, a cover letter (1 page maximum) and the names and contacts for 3 referees to:

Elena Masferrer
LEGOS - OMP
14 Avenue Edouard Belin
31400 Toulouse, France
or elena.masferrer@legos.obs-mip.fr (Please include the ref. “GEOTRACES Project Officer” in the subject heading of email).

Closing date for applications: 18 November 2019

Project Officer for the GEOTRACES International Project Office
(part-time position)

Download the announcement as pdf

GEOTRACES (www.geotraces.org) is an international programme in marine geochemistry. Its mission is to identify and quantify processes that control the distribution of key trace elements and isotopes in the ocean, and their sensitivity to changing environmental conditions.

GEOTRACES is seeking to appoint a part-time Project Officer for the GEOTRACES International Project Office (IPO) hosted at the Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées) at University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. The IPO serves as a co-ordination centre for day-to-day operations and logistical matters of the GEOTRACES programme. It develops and maintains products to manage the programme; assists the SSC and its standing committees with all aspects of their work; facilitates communications among the various components of GEOTRACES (e.g., national committees, standing committees) and serves as the primary interface for communications with the broader oceanographic community and with the general public. 

Job description

The project officer will lead or contribute to the following activities:

  • Assisting the Executive Officer to implement the activities of the GEOTRACES IPO.
  • Maintaining up to date the GEOTRACES web site, as well as, the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Editing the GEOTRACES eNewsletter and reports from events.
  • Assisting in organising the logistics of GEOTRACES events (i.e. meetings, workshops).

This post is available for one year (renewable) and will be filled as soon as possible. Starting salary dependent on the relevant skills, knowledge and experience that the post holder brings to the role. Some international travel may be involved.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should be fluent in English and have first-class skills in both written and verbal communication. The following qualifications would be considered to be advantageous for the post:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems (Word Press), and social media platforms.
  • Relevant experience in a scientific communications role.
  • Experience in coordination and organisation of international science events.
  • Good management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of webdesign (InDesign/Photoshop).
  • Capacity to adapt and learn new tasks.
  • Fluent in French.


To apply

Please send a CV, a cover letter (1 page maximum) and the names and contacts for 3 referees to:

Elena Masferrer
LEGOS - OMP
14 Avenue Edouard Belin
31400 Toulouse, France
or elena.masferrer@legos.obs-mip.fr (Please include the ref. “GEOTRACES Project Officer” in the subject heading of email).

Closing date for applications: 18 November 2019

Asia GEOTRACES Workshop: 

Sources/sinks and internal cycling of mercury and other
TEIs in the Northwest Pacific Ocean

Qingdao, Shandong, China

December 8-10, 2019

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About the workshop

GEOTRACES project covers global oceans, including the Northwestern Pacific Ocean (NWPO). However, the knowledge on regional distributions and internal cycling of trace elements and their isotopes (TEIs) in seawaters in the NWPO is still limited.

For example, mercury (Hg) cycling in the oceans has drawn extensive public concerns because of the production of methylmercury (MeHg) in the marine environments. The produced MeHg can then be biomagnified via food chain, bioaccumulated to high concentrations in organisms at high trophic levels and pose great threat to human health. Some efforts have been made on investigating the distribution and cycling of Hg in the Pacific Ocean. East Asia is the largest source region for Hg. Large amounts of Hg were discharged into the ocean via riverine input and atmospheric deposition, highlighting the importance of this region in Hg studies. However, there is lack of studies on the distribution and cycling of Hg in the NWPO. Few mercury data following the GEOTRACES protocols were reported in this region and controlling processes and factors for Hg cycling in the NWPO are largely unknown.

As major GEOTRACES ocean interfaces, exchange between atmosphere and surface water, sediments and the overlying water column significantly influence the net sources and sinks for dissolved TEIs in seawater, as well as the internal cycling of TEIs in the NWPO. However, little is known about net supplies of TEIs from sediments and atmosphere as well as the key processes and key areas for the supplies in the NWPO. The marginal seas in the NWPO, such as Bering Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, East China Sea, and South China Sea, receive significant amount of lithogenic and anthropogenic substances from fluvial input and submarine groundwater discharge. These marginal seas are also important source areas that supply trace elements to the NWPO, which can highly influence TEIs cycling in open ocean. The major transport processes and fluxes for TEIs in each individual marginal sea remain to be explored. The major western boundary current of the NWPO, the Kuroshio, flows exactly through the region between the marginal seas and the NWPO, passing by the eastern ends of Philippine and Taiwan and mixed with the seawater originated from the East and South China Seas, then going northeastern direction to form the Kuroshio extension. The dynamic Kuroshio system not only links the NWPO and its marginal sea but also indicates the necessity for regional collaboration to fully understanding TEIs cycling in the oceanic region.

An Asia GEOTRACES Workshop, organized by Ocean University of China, will be held in Qingdao on December 8-10, 2019. In this workshop, we plan to invite GEOTRACES scientists in Asia as well as other regions to evaluate a full picture of the current status of the studies on the major sources/sinks and internal cycling processes of TEIs in seawater (emphasized on mercury) in the NWPO, and to generate a future regional collaboration and action plan for Asia GEOTRACES.


Topics

1) Mercury in the NWPO (Part I)

  • Contributions of Asia marginal seas to mercury in the Pacific Ocean
  • Mercury speciation and cycling in the NWPO
  • Mercury international inter-calibration and strengthening the capability of marine Hg analysis and study in the Asia
  • Discussion on the Part II: Mercury international inter-calibration during the testing cruise via "Dongfanghong III".

2) TEls fluxes and processes at ocean interfaces

  • Atmospheric deposition
  • Continental run-off (e.g. fluvial input and submarine groundwater discharge)
  • Interaction between marginal seas and Kuroshio water
  • Sediment-water boundary


Organizers

Jingling Ren, Yanbin Li, Qian Liu, Jing Zhang, Meixun Zhao


Venue and Accommodation

The workshop will be held in Badaguan Hotel (Shanhaiguan Road 19, Qingdao, Shandong). The workshop organizer has contracted a special rate with the Badaguan Hotel (380 RMB per night (tax included)) and can book the rooms for the attendees if needed (please fill out the pre-registration form and send it to Ms. Yan Wang (wangyan2843@ouc.edu.cn) before November 15, 2019).  


Abstract Submission and Pre-registration

There is no registration fee for this workshop. Deadline for the pre-registration and abstract submission is November 15, 2019 (please send the filled pre-registration form and the abstract to Ms. Yan Wang (wangyan2843@ouc.edu.cn) before the deadline.


Workshop Agenda

December 8, Registration
December 9, Sessions and Discussion
December 10, Sessions and Discussion


Contact

Dr. Yanbin Li
Phone:+8613969878395;
Email: liyanbin@ouc.edu.cn

Dr. Qian Liu
Phone:+8613012462801;
Email: liuqian@ouc.edu.cn

Ms. Yan Wang
Phone:+8615066806036;
Email: wangyan2843@ouc.edu.cn  

This workshop is supported by the Ocean University of China.                                                   

The Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in hydrogeochemistry/low temperature geochemistry. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.  Screening of candidates will begin on October 15, 2019 but will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position, please visit http://geology.okstate.edu/news/636-geochemistry-position.

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