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This section shows GEOTRACES outreach materials that we invite you to use in your activities and presentations, including: posters, cartoons, webinars, textbooks, videos, etc.

Outreach to local populations who depend on the Arctic Ocean for their livelihood

Ana Aguilar-Islas (University of Alaska) gave a presentation on the GEOTRACES Arctic project at the 2015 Kawerak Regional Conference in Nome, Alaska (1- 4 June 2015).

Kawerak Inc. organizes services for residents of the Bering Strait Region, 75% of whom are Eskimo, Aleut or American Indian, descent. Kawerak's organizational goal is to assist Alaska Native people and their governing bodies to take control of their future. With programs ranging from education to transportation, and natural resource management to economic development, Kawerak seeks to improve the Region's social, economic, educational, cultural and political conditions.

Canada Arctic GEOTRACES Expedition: Preparing and deploying sampling systems

Two videos documenting work for educational purposes on the icebreaker CGCS Amundsen as part of the Canadian Arctic GEOTRACES expedition are available below:

Preparing the Trace Metal Rosette for Deployment in the Labrador Sea

 Scientists from the University of Victoria and University of British Columbia work together to prepare a specialized trace metal clean seawater sampling system to be deployed in the Labrador Sea during July 2015.

Source: Cullen Lab: Chemical Oceanography
Music: "Paganini: 24 Caprices For Violin, Op.1 - No. 24 In A Minor" by David Garrett.

Read more: Canada Arctic GEOTRACES Expedition: Preparing and deploying sampling systems

The power of tracers: a 3D animation example of Thorium-230 along GEOTRACES North Atlantic Sections

The central component of GEOTRACES is a series of cruises spanning the global ocean. These cruises collect water and analysis of many trace elements and isotopes. The power of the GEOTRACES field work is demonstrated below by an example of 3D animation resulting from data collected on GEOTRACES North Atlantic cruises:

Figure: Distribution of dissolved 230Th along GEOTRACES North Atlantic GA02 and GA03 sections. Click here to view the video in full screen.

This animation illustrates the distribution of dissolved Thorium-230 (230Th) in the North Atlantic Ocean along GEOTRACES sections GA02 and GA03 (Click here to access the GEOTRACES Atlantic Ocean section map). Dissolved 230Th is supplied uniformly throughout the ocean by radioactive decay of dissolved uranium. It is removed by adsorption to particles as they sink to the sea floor. Consequently, the distribution of dissolved 230Th informs us about the location and intensity of the processes that remove many trace elements and other insoluble chemicals from the ocean. In addition, the concentration of dissolved 230Th tends to increase with the age of the water, that is, with time since the water mass was last at the ocean surface. This effect is evident here in that dissolved 230Th concentrations tend to increase from the surface to the bottom, from north to south and from west to east, corresponding to increasing water mass age in the North Atlantic Ocean. Departures from this general trend indicate the locations of unusually intense removal by adsorption to particles. Three such examples can be identified: 1) within the plume of hydrothermal particles surrounding the crest of the Mid Atlantic Ridge, 2) near the sea floor where particles resuspended from the bottom enhance the removal process, and 3) approaching the margins of North America and North Africa where the effects of continental erosion and elevated rates of biological productivity cause high particle abundance. Because processes that regulate the removal of 230Th from the ocean also affect other insoluble chemicals, this illustration of the distribution of dissolved 230Th informs us about the fate of many chemicals in the ocean.

 

Float Your Boat outreach project

US GEOTRACES participates in the “Float Your Boat” an educational outreach program that provides young people an opportunity to learn about the changing Arctic, marine debris, and maritime careers through participation in a study of Arctic drift patterns, by sending their own toy boats to the Arctic. This project recreates an historic drift cask study conducted at the turn of the last century. Float Your Boat aims to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of their connection with the world’s oceans.

FloatBoat

The US GEOTRACES plans to deploy over 1300 boats on the ice as drifters to track the ice movement across the Arctic. This project was featured on the Float Your Boat home page: http://floatboat.org

A short (less than a minute) video showing all the 1,300 colourful boats as they were packed in boxes for loading on board USCGC Healy is available on the following link: http://floatboat.org/node/6

 

 

GEOTRACES Roll up Poster (February 2016)

2016 Final Geotraces rollup

 This roll up banner was designed to promote the First Intermediate Data Product at the SCOR booth at Ocean Science 2016 (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, February 2016). Click here to open it in a new window.

 

Sharing oceanography with prisoners

Catherine Jeandel (GEOTRACES IPO senior scientist) and Virginie Sanial (PhD student at LEGOS, France) scientists participants at the French GEOVIDE cruise (GA01) are members of the NGO "Les étoiles brillent pour tous (The Stars Shine for Everybody)" in Toulouse, France. The objective of this NGO is disseminating research in confined environments such as prisons or hospitals but also in rural or inland areas.

In this context, Catherine and Virginie set up a project with the Seysses Prison (Toulouse, France). During 6 months (April-October 2014), they exchanged with prisoners (via their teachers). They did this before the cruise, during the cruise (thanks to a cruise blog accessible here, in French only) and after the cruise. The project ended with a session at the Toulouse Knowledge Festival called, La Novela, in October 2014.

We invite you to view the video below about this project shown during the festival "La Novela" (in French, subtitled in English).
NOTE: If subtitles do not display automatically, please place your mouse over the video and click on the following button subtitles icon available on the right-hand of the bottom tools bar.

Film maker: Fabien Perault - DT INSU - CNRS.

You can use the following URL to display the video in your presentations: https://youtu.be/O_D66QOBAdE

 

BCO-DMO Poster (for 2015 Fall AGU)

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Click here to download a pdf version of the BCO-DMO Poster (3MB).

The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) serves as the U.S. GEOTRACES Data Assembly Center, and facilitates the management, sharing, and long-term preservation of trace element and isotope data. Download the poster to learn about the availabiliy and management of marine trace metal data!

GEOTRACES as an example of successful international scientific cooperation

GEOTRACES was presented by Don Rice (NSF, Division of Ocean Sciences, US) as a successful example of international cooperation at the meeting  "The Atlantic – Our Shared Resource: Making the Vision Reality" (16-17 April, 2015, European Commission, Brussels), to follow the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research Cooperation signed by the European Union, US and Canada in May 2013.

We invite you to watch the talk of Don Rice:

GEOTRACES Poster (for 2015 Goldschmidt Conference)

2015 GEOTRACES poster

Click here to download a pdf version of the GEOTRACES Poster (7MB).

 

Marine water sampling from a Rosette - GEOVIDE cruise

The video below shows the marine water sampling from a rosette during the French GEOTRACES cruise GEOVIDE.

Music: Othello Ravez - Sur la vague

Film maker: Fabien Perault - DT INSU - CNRS

You can use the following URL to display the video in your presentations:
http://youtu.be/tQahme4AiNM

 

GEOTRACES Poster (2011, Introduction to the GEOTRACES Programme)

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Click here to download a pdf version of the GEOTRACES Poster (21MB).

 

Deployment of a clean rosette - GEOVIDE cruise

The video below shows the deployment of a clean rosette, used to take uncontaminated marine water samples, during the French GEOTRACES cruise GEOVIDE.

Music: Buddy Blues - Collectif Tomahawk

Film maker: Fabien Perault - DT INSU - CNRS

You can use the following URL to display the video in your presentations:
https://youtu.be/L-JiqpVPTXY

 

GEOTRACES Roll up Poster

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 This roll up banner was designed to promote the First Intermediate Data Product at the SCOR booth at Ocean Science 2014 (Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2014). Click here to open it in a new window.

 

Learn how to disassemble and clean GO Flo bottles

The video below shows how to disassemble and clean GO Flo bottles used in GEOTRACES to take uncontaminated marine water samples.

You can use the following URL to display the video in your presentations:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bshM0G3GQac

Learning Oceanography with Cartoons

 Ocean Science Posters with cartoons designed by Tung-Yuan Ho, GEOTRACES SSC member, and his team are available to download from the Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory (RCEC) Web site:

http://www.rcec.sinica.edu.tw/%7Etyho/lab/popscience.htm

*Non-commercial use only.

*Copyright@ Tung-Yuan Ho and Ya-Ling Huang.

UK-GEOTRACES research: Tracking life at 40 degrees South

View the video below to learn about the UK-GEOTRACES work striving to understand the interaction of the iron cycle and the marine biology in the oceans.


Note that this video has been prepared in the frame of the UK-GEOTRACES commitments with the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It does not try to represent the whole GEOTRACES Programme.

You can use the following URL to display the video in your presentations: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XUpMooEthQ

GEOTRACES webinar series

A 4-part webinar series featuring GEOTRACES reseach was held in April-May 2015 organized by Ben Twining and hosted by the COSEE-OS office at University of Maine. 

It was focused on trace elements and what they can tell us about biogeochemical processes, the carbon cycle, and climate. Nine scientists, each studying a unique facet of ocean chemistry, shared their work and the importance of researching these rare and vital "clues" from the ocean.

How do key micronutrients get to the middle of the ocean? Why should (or shouldn't) we fertilize the ocean?
What are oxygen minimum zones? How might they affect life?
How are hydrothermal vent fluids created and how do they move through the ocean?

These topics (and more!) were covered via presentations from scientists using interactive concept maps, brimming with images, videos and other resources available for use after the series concludes.

You can watch the videos of the webinar series by clicking on the links below (you will be directed to the COSEE website):

An Introduction to GEOTRACES by Ben Twining and Phoebe Lam.
Nutrients in the Open Ocean - Claire Parker, Dr. Kristen Buck, and Dr. Kathy Barbeau
Oxygen Minium Zones by Carl Lamborg and Dr. Dan Ohnemus.
Hydrothermal Vents and Megaplumes by Jessica Fitzsimmons and Dr. Brandy Toner.

GEOTRACES Webinar Series Information:
http://cosee.umaine.edu/programs/webinars/geotraces/

Radio Podcast: Skimming across the earth's anaemic oceans, ABC News

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Andrew Bowie (University of Tasmania, co-chair of the GEOTRACES Data Management Committee) is interviewed by Ann Jones, on Off Track, an Australian radio programme from ABRadio National.

*Read the introductory article of this interview: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-05/worlds-oceans-anaemic-this-scientist-is-trying-to-find-out-why/7902140 (Download it as pdf)

*Listen to the podcast available here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/adrift-on-an-anaemic-ocean-segment/7884076
 The podcast is also available here: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/otk_20161001_1030.mp3

 

Marine Geochemistry Textbook

 

Learn about the GEOTRACES programme in the Marine Geochemistry Textbook published by Matthieu Roy-Barman and Catherine Jeandel.

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Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Matthieu Roy-Barman and Catherine Jeandel

* Self-contained companion for a course on marine geochemistry

* Comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of interlaced interdisciplinary topics

* Provides a balance of didactic and indepth information. Includes exercises throughout the text, and answers at the end of the book

* Introduces new topics based on ongoing research programs such as GEOTRACES, Global Carbon Project, Tara Ocean

Publisher: OUP Oxford (8 Sept. 2016)
ISBN-10: 0198787499  ISBN-13: 978-0198787495 

 

Radio Podcast: Paleoceanography proxies, Forecast

Tina van de Flierdt (Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, member of the GEOTRACES Standards and Intercalibration Committee) is interviewed by Michael White, Nature’s editor for climate science on Forecast, a podcast about climate science and climate scientists.

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Photo:
 Tina van de Flierdt (right) in the lab with graduate students.

 

GEOTRACES in the Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

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Research results from GEOTRACES are several times cited in the volume "Trace Metal Biogeochemistry and Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Systems" of the Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (SPRINGER- Nature, 2016).

Reference:

Trace Metal Biogeochemistry and Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Systems
Eds. Liudmila L. Demina and Sergey V. Galkin

Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Founded by Otto Hutzinger. Eds. in Chief Damia Barcelo, Andrey G. Kostianoy. SPRINGER- Nature. 2016. V. 50. 210 pp. ISSN 1867-979X

 

 

Radio Podcast: U.S. GEOTRACES Arctic expedition on the Living Lab on the Point

Discover GEOTRACES science and outreach activities on board the U.S. GEOTRACES Arctic cruise by listening Phoebe Lam (Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Cruz, U.S.) and Bill Schmoker (PolarTREC teacher) on a phone interview on the Living Lab on the Point radio programme.

The interview was done on August 3, 2015, and the podcast is available on the following website (the interview starts on minute 33:00):

http://capeandislands.org/post/volunteers-data-revealing-impacts-climate-change-buzzards-bay

Alternatively, it is also available on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/fr/podcast/volunteers-data-revealing/id980640769?i=348706817&mt=2

The Living Lab on the Point radio programme a forum for the stories behind science headlines. It broadcast in Woods Hole on the radio station WCAI (local NPR station).

Treatise on Geochemistry, chapiter 8.2, 2014

Textbook Bruland

A chapiter devoted to GEOTRACES is included in the second edition of Holland H.D. and Turekian K.K. "Treatise on Geochemistry" under chapiter 8.2, pages 19-51.

Reference:

Bruland K.W., Middag R. and Lohan M.C. (2014) Controls of Trace Metals in Seawater. In: Holland H.D. and Turekian K.K. (eds.) Treatise on Geochemistry, Second Edition, vol. 8, pp. 19-51. Oxford: Elsevier.

Radio podcast: Ice scientists, CBC Radio Canada

Learn about the Canadian Arctic GEOTRACES Expedition by listening an interview to Jay Cullen (University of Victoria, Canada) while he was on board CCGS Amundsen research vessel and they were diverted from science for an ice-breaking operation for commercial vessels.

CBC Radio; “As it happens”, July 22 (Part II), 2015: Ice Scientists: 
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/popup/audio/player.html?autoPlay=true&clipIds=2672371897,2672329229 
(Please select the Part II to listen the interview)

GEOTRACES in Quantitative Chemical Analysis textbook

textbook webA section dedicated to GEOTRACES is included in the eighth edition of the Daniel C. Harris's textbook "Quantitative Chemical Analysis". The section is included under chapiter 20 on page 247.

Reference:
Harris D.C (2011) Quantitative Chemical Analysis, WH Freeman and Company, 
ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-1815-3

Radio podcast: U.S. GEOTRACES Arctic expedition on Knom radio mission

Ana Aguilar-Islas (Assistant professor of chemical oceanography at the University of Alaska-Fairbank) is interviewed on Knom radio mission (Western Alaska):

Over 50 Arctic Researchers on Coast Guard Cutter Healy Preparing North Pole Voyage

One of the US few ice breakers will take a team of researchers this summer through the Bering Strait and to the North Pole—as part of an international effort to study the chemistry of Arctic waters... We invite you to discover and hear the GEOTRACES history...

Knom radio mission - podcast: http://www.knom.org/wp/blog/2015/06/05/over-50-arctic-researchers-on-coast-guard-cutter-healy-preparing-north-pole-voyage/

Journey to the top of the World

An international mission to map geochemistry of the Arctic Ocean

Read this very interesting and appealing article about the U.S. Arctic GEOTRACES expedition and watch the videos included in it. This article has been prepared by the Florida International University, home institution of Dave Kadko, the chief scientist of this expedition: http://arctic.fiu.edu/

A pdf version of the article is available here.

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GEOTRACES science on the radio, April 2012

Catherine Jeandel, GEOTRACES SSC member, is interviewed by Ari Daniel Shapiro on The World magazine (co-distributed by the Public Radio International and the BBC).

Tracing the Ocean's Ingredients

There's a lot more to the oceans than salt and water. Many other ingredients make up the rich broth that sustains marine life and helps regulate the Earth's climate. But where do those ingredients come from? To answer that question, French geochemist Catherine Jeandel has collected seawater from all over the world and is examining it for elemental clues.

Catherine Jeandel leads me into a narrow cellar. It's cold. She secures her turquoise scarf and admires the bottles of liquid lining the walls. "It looks like wine," she says...

Click on the link below to learn more and hear this science report:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/elements-in-the-ocean.html

GEOTRACES videos displayed at 2016 Ocean Sciences

Discover the video played at the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Booth at 2016 Ocean Sciences which documents scientific activities of SCOR-sponsored projects, including GEOTRACES.

Video compiled and edited by: Elena Masferrer Dodas, GEOTRACES IPO

 

North Pole GEOTRACES Expedition Children's Book

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Post-doc Katlin Bowman and writer Elizabeth Saito produced a photographic children's book about the 2015 US GEOTRACES expedition to the North Pole.

The book is narrated from Katlin's perspective as a member of the expedition's science party and it is for sale online at: healycruisebook.com

This project is funded by NSF, and all book proceeds will be donated. For more information, and to see sample pages from the book, visit healycruisebook.com.

 

 

 

 

U.S. GEOTRACES Arctic Expedition video "Historic Research Expedition to Arctic Ocean"

We invite you to discover an amazing video prepared by the Florida International University (FIU) about the U.S. GEOTRACES Arctic Expedition. Enjoy it!

Follow GEOTRACES "Teacher at Sea"

William Schmoker of the Centennial Middle School in Boulder, Colorado, has participated in the US GEOTRACES Arctic cruise as a “Teacher at Sea” sponsored by Polar-Trec (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating). The goal of PolarTREC is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing K-12 educators and polar researchers together.

2015 SchmokerBill Schmoker is an experienced PolarTREC teacher. He has decades of educational experience in and out of the classroom, teaching preschoolers through retirees in formal and informal settings. A widely published bird/wildlife photographer, author, and public speaker, Bill finds adventure and seeks new knowledge wherever he finds himself, whether gardening in his back yard or 800 miles north of Barrow, Alaska in the Arctic Ocean pack ice. As a part of the GEOTRACES team, he will be researching trace elements that are critical for marine life and therefore influence the functioning of ocean ecosystems and the global carbon cycle.

Follow Bill Schmoker journal at: http://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/us-arctic-geotraces

 As part of this project, educational resources will be made available. Stay toned!

 

Picture: PolarTREC Teacher Bill Schmoker at the North Pole.
(From PolarTREC website)

Polar bears investigate GEOTRACES Equipment

We invite you to view the video below to meet three curious polar bears that investigate the cable of the Canadian GEOTRACES clean sampling system during the 2015 GEOTRACES Arctic expedition.

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The video was taken by Kathryn Purdon (undergraduate student, University of Victoria, Canada) on September 16, 2015, near 75 N 150 W in the middle of the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean. The ship was located far from sea ice and land. Indeed, Arctic sea ice extent was the fourth lowest on record this year and there has been speculation that this imposes stress on polar bears which rely on the ice to hunt. They tested out the cable (which is made of a synthetic fiber similar to kevlar that is used in bulletproof vests) with their teeth. In the end the cable survived intact.  The equipment was retrieved as quickly and safely as possible so the ship could move off and give the bears their space (click here to discover the equipment being deployed). 

If you want to learn more about this history, please visit Prof. Jay Cullen Lab's webpage.  

Float Your Boat outreach project

US GEOTRACES participates in the “Float Your Boat” an educational outreach program that provides young people an opportunity to learn about the changing Arctic, marine debris, and maritime careers through participation in a study of Arctic drift patterns, by sending their own toy boats to the Arctic. This project recreates an historic drift cask study conducted at the turn of the last century. Float Your Boat aims to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of their connection with the world’s oceans.

FloatBoat

The US GEOTRACES plans to deploy over 1300 boats on the ice as drifters to track the ice movement across the Arctic. This project was featured on the Float Your Boat home page: http://floatboat.org

A short (less than a minute) video showing all the 1,300 colourful boats as they were packed in boxes for loading on board USCGC Healy is available on the following link: http://floatboat.org/node/6

 

 

US Arctic GEOTRACES Expedition: Educational videos

Find below a selection of videos that PolarTREC's Teacher Bill Schmoker made during the US GEOTRACES Arctic Expedition. View the complete compilation of videos at: https://www.youtube.com/user/PolarTRECProgram/feed?activity_view=1

Feel free to use them on your outreach activities!


Building the Bubble Time Lapse, Dutch Harbor

Time lapse of the final bubble building for the 2015 US Arctic GEOTRACES cruise aboard USCGC Healy in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Filmed by PolarTREC Teacher Bill Schmoker.

Read more: US Arctic GEOTRACES Expedition: Educational videos

Sharing oceanography with prisoners

Catherine Jeandel (GEOTRACES IPO senior scientist) and Virginie Sanial (PhD student at LEGOS, France) scientists participants at the French GEOVIDE cruise (GA01) are members of the NGO "Les étoiles brillent pour tous (The Stars Shine for Everybody)" in Toulouse, France. The objective of this NGO is disseminating research in confined environments such as prisons or hospitals but also in rural or inland areas.

In this context, Catherine and Virginie set up a project with the Seysses Prison (Toulouse, France). During 6 months (April-October 2014), they exchanged with prisoners (via their teachers). They did this before the cruise, during the cruise (thanks to a cruise blog accessible here, in French only) and after the cruise.  The project ended with a session at the Toulouse Knowledge Festival called, La Novela, in October 2014.

We invite you to view the video below about this project shown during the festival "La Novela" (in French, subtitled in English).
NOTE: If subtitles do not display automatically, please place your mouse over the video and click on the following button subtitles icon available on the right-hand of the bottom tools bar.

Film maker: Fabien Perault - DT INSU - CNRS.

You can use the following URL to display the video in your presentations: https://youtu.be/O_D66QOBAdE

 

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