June 2022 - Issue #51
GEOTRACES Science Highlights
The Arctic Ocean is a net source of micronutrients toward the North Atlantic through the gateway of Fram Strait
Krisch and colleagues present a flux budget for micronutrient exchange between the Arctic and the North Atlantic Ocean.
Confrontation of two models to constrain the hydrothermal iron contribution to the Southern Ocean export production
Tagliabue and his co-workers compare the hydrothermal dissolved iron simulated by both models.
A better insight into parameters that control particle flux in the ocean
Xiang and coworkers compiled full ocean-depth size-fractionated particle data from 3 recent U.S. GEOTRACES cruises.
Assessment of deep-sea mining on Ocean health
Artigue and co-workers conducted a study to constrain how lithium and strontium from hydrothermal vents are dispersed in the ocean.
North African dust is an important (but not dominant) source of iron to the Gulf of Mexico
Hayes and colleagues have combined data to estimate how important North African dust could be as a source of iron to the Gulf of Mexico.
Nickel bioactive role in the oceans assessed by its isotopes
Lemaitre and her colleagues realized the simultaneous analysis of the dissolved nickel isotopes and concentrations in the North Atlantic.
Special Focus

New GEOTRACES interactive cruise map!

The interactive map allows you to view the completed and planned GEOTRACES cruise transects in all the different ocean basins in a glance. It also displays the basic cruise information when you hover the mouse over a transect or, by clicking on it, you can easily obtain the cruise report for completed cruises.

We invite you to navigate through this map, zoom to view each ocean basin in more detail or click on the buttons available on the map's legend to view the polar maps.

Do not wait to submit your data for the next GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product!
The Standards and Intercalibration Committee as well as the GEOTRACES Data Assembly Centre are reviewing and processing data on an ongoing basis.
GEOTRACES: Sharing marine geochemical data – webinar recording available!
This webinar was organised as a satellite activity of the UN Ocean Decade Laboratory on "An Accessible Ocean".
SCOR e-Newsletter: May 2022
Find the SCOR e-Newsletter #48 from May 2022.
Main outcomes of the Japanese GEOTRACES cruises in the subarctic Pacific
This article synthesises the outcomes of the research completed by two Japanese surveys along the GP02 section.
GEOTRACES session at The Challenger Society Conference 2022
Submit an abstract before 8th June.
Results from the survey – Expression of Interest for an Ultra-Clean “Dishwasher”
Thanks to those researchers who replied to the survey!
Call for Abstracts! Frontiers for Young Minds: The Ocean Collection
Frontiers for young minds provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by scientists that are shaped for younger audiences.
French GEOTRACES SWINGS Cruise Synthesis Meeting
Scientists involved in the SWINGS-GS02 cruise gathered for 3 days in Auxerre (France).
South Pacific GEOTRACES cruise GP21 Completed!
Read the report from Eric Achterberg and Martin Frank.
GEOTRACES Informations



30 June - 20 September 2022, Japanese KH-22-7 Section cruise  (GP22), North Pacific Ocean.

1 December 2022 - 25 January 2023, US GP17-OCE Section cruise  (GP17), South Pacific and Southern Ocean.


Upcoming GEOTRACES or GEOTRACES-related events:

13-15 June 2022, 15th International Symposium On The Interactions Between Sediments And Water (IASWS)Hybrid, piranha, Slovenia.

6-8 July 2022, VIII International Symposium on Marine Sciences, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

10-15 July 2022, Goldschmidt 2022, Honolulu, Hawaii and on-line. Check the GEOTRACES sessions. 

10-15 July 2022, 3rd GEOTRACES Summer School: Introducing Polar Parameters, Bremerhaven, Germany.

6-8 September 2022, The Challenger Society Conference 2022, London, UK. Check the GEOTRACES session. Abstract submission deadline is 8 June!

8-9 September 2022, GEOTRACES Standards and Intercalibration Committee meeting, Brest, France.

26-27 September 2022, GEOTRACES Data Management Committee meeting, Southampton, UK.

28-30 September 2022, GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee meeting, Southampton, UK.

9-12 January 2023, Sixth Xiamen Symposium On Marine Environmental Sciences (Xmas-VI), Xiamen, China. Call for session here!

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Job and Student Opportunities

Check the GEOTRACES website to view the latest job opportunities posted including:

Dean of School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography / Marine Geochemistry Department of Oceanography University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA
2 PhD Positions at MIO, Marseille, France
Tenured Professor of Marine Science and Director of Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Funding Opportunities

Check the GEOTRACES website to view the latest funding opportunities posted including:

“Exceptional” Call for SCOR Project and Working Groups Scholars

Latest Publications

Baskaran, M., Krupp, K., Bam, W., & Maiti, K. (2022). Climate Change Impacts to the Arctic Ocean Revealed From High Resolution GEOTRACES 210 Po‐210Pb‐226Ra Disequilibria Studies. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127(5). https://doi.org/10.1029/2021jc018359


de Souza, G. F., Vance, D., Sieber, M., Conway, T. M., & Little, S. H. (2022). Re-assessing the influence of particle-hosted sulphide precipitation on the marine cadmium cycle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 322, 274–296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2022.02.009


Damodararao, K., & Singh, S. K. (2022). Substantial submarine groundwater discharge in the estuaries of the east coast of India and its impact on marine strontium budget. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 324, 66–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2022.03.002


Dótor-Almazán, A., Gold-Bouchot, G., Lamas-Cosío, E., Huerta-Diaz, M. A., Ceja-Moreno, V., Oceguera-Vargas, I., Zapata-Pérez, O., & Arcega-Cabrera, F. (2021). Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Trace Metals in Shallow Marine Sediments of the Yucatan Shelf, Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 108(1), 3–8.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-021-03170-2


Grenier, M., Brown, K. A., Colombo, M., Belhadj, M., Baconnais, I., Pham, V., Soon, M., Myers, P. G., Jeandel, C., & François, R. (2022). Controlling factors and impacts of river-borne neodymium isotope signatures and rare earth element concentrations supplied to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 578, 117341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117341


Goswami, V., Singh, S. K., Bhushan, R., & Rai, V. K. (2022). Spatial distribution of Mo and δ98Mo in waters of the northern Indian Ocean: Role of suboxia and particle-water interactions on lighter Mo in the Bay of Bengal. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 324, 174–193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2022.03.010


Wong, K. H., Obata, H., Nishioka, J., Yamashita, Y., Kondo, Y., Kim, T., Mashio, A., & Hasegawa, H. (2022). Subarctic Pacific Intermediate Water: An Oceanic Highway for the Transport of Trace Metals in the North Pacific. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, 31(2), 31–36. https://doi.org/10.1002/lob.10490


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GEOTRACES Publication Best Practices

 ✓ Please include “GEOTRACES” in either the title, abstract or keywords of your GEOTRACES publications. 
 Intermediate Data Product (IDP) data contributors: Please use the DOoR portal to add any new publication of your data included in the IDP. 
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se help us to acknowledge support from SCOR in your publications as follows
“The International GEOTRACES Programme is possible in part thanks to the support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Grant OCE-1840868) to the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR).”

GEOTRACES in Numbers

Cruises completed: 132
Section cruises completed: 45
Publications: 1987

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