The second GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product (IDP2017) was successfully released on 16 August 2017 at the Goldschmidt 2017 Conference in Paris. More than 350 persons attended the launch event!
The new product includes hydrographical and biogeochemical data from 39 cruises across all five ocean basins. More than 280 scientists have contributed data from 46794 samples to the product. In total 458 parameters are included in the new product ranging across micronutrients, contaminants, and radioactive and stable isotopes of trace elements. An exciting novelty in regard to the first data product released in 2014 is that it also includes biological, aerosols and rain parameters.
During the launch event Phoebe Lam (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA) and Reiner Schlitzer (AWI, Bremerhaven, Germany) presented an overview of the GEOTRACES programme and the new data product. Six very interesting short-talks introducing science highlights of GEOTRACES data closed the event. The talks are available to download here. A USB memory card containing the eGEOTRACES Atlas was distributed to all participants.
Download the IDP2017 and use it!