December 2022 - Issue #54
GEOTRACES Science Highlights
Different fates of four poorly soluble trace elements in the Pacific Ocean
Zheng and co-authors present the full-depth distributions of aluminum, lead, manganese and copper in the western South Pacific.
Internal tides, energetic dynamical processes that generate particle nepheloids at different depths
In this study, Barbot and co-authors identified the sites where internal tides are responsible for sediment resuspension...
Greenland’s floating ice tongues, sources of dissolved lead to the Arctic
Using helium and neon as tracers for subglacial meltwater, Krisch and colleagues found that subglacial discharge is a source of dissolved lead.
Shelf sediments in the Benguela Upwelling System as a major source of trace metals to the shelf and eastern South Atlantic Ocean
Liu and her colleagues investigated dissolved trace metals distributions within the Benguela Upwelling System sampled from GEOTRACES GA08 cruise.
Debate on the dissolved nickel bioavailibility in surface waters
John and co-authors tackle one of the known paradoxes regarding trace metal cycles in the ocean...
Shedding light on Arctic Mercury
New research is now shining a light on mercury cycling on the Arctic shelf.
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Departure of the US GEOTRACES cruise towards the Southern Ocean
GEOTRACES cruise GP17-OCE will depart from Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia) on Dec 1st.
New SCOR Working Group: Reducing Uncertainty in Soluble aerosol Trace Element Deposition
It brings together experts from ocean biogeochemistry, atmospheric and modelling communities...
GEOTRACES sessions at EGU 2023
Submit an abstract before 10 January 2023, 13:00 CET.
Call for 2023 SCOR Visiting Scholars is now open!
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) is now receiving applications for the SCOR 2023 Visiting Scholar program.
GEOTRACES Informations



10 October - 19 December 2022, Island Impact Process Study (GApr17), Southern Ocean.

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

27 January - 12 March 2023, CANYONS Process Study (GIpr11), Cape Darnley, East Antarctica.

20 February - 6 March 2023, STING Process Study (GApr18), Eastern Gulf of Mexico.

11 April - 30 May 2023, German SO298 Section cruise (GP11), South Pacific Ocean.


Upcoming GEOTRACES or GEOTRACES-related events:

9-12 January 2023, Sixth Xiamen Symposium On Marine Environmental Sciences (Xmas-VI), Xiamen, China. 

23-28 April 2023, EGU General Assembly 2023, Viena, Austria and online. View GEOTRACES sessions. Abstract deadline: 10 January 2023.

9-14 July 2023, Goldschmidt 2023, hybrid, Lyon (France) and online.

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Job Opportunities

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

Professional Research Assistant Position, Knapp Lab, Florida State University, USA
Post-doctoral research associate, submarine groundwater discharge, ODU, USA
Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Chemical Oceanography, University of South Florida, USA

Student Opportunities

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

NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany – Scholarship for 10 month training
PhD opportunity on atmospheric ocean iron fertilisation, University of Tasmania, Australia
M.Sc. and Ph.D student opportunity, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Latest Publications

-       Eisenring, C., Oliver, S. E., Khatiwala, S., & de Souza, G. F. (2022). Influence of GEOTRACES data distribution and misfit function choice on objective parameter retrieval in a marine zinc cycle model. Biogeosciences, 19(21), 5079–5106. doi:10.5194/bg-19-5079-2022


-       Hunt, H. R., Summers, B. A., Sieber, M., Krisch, S., Al-Hashem, A., Hopwood, M., Achterberg, E. P., & Conway, T. M. (2022). Distinguishing the influence of sediments, the Congo River, and water-mass mixing on the distribution of iron and its isotopes in the Southeast Atlantic Ocean. Marine Chemistry, 247, 104181. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2022.104181


-       Kipp, M. A., Li, H., Ellwood, M. J., John, S. G., Middag, R., Adkins, J. F., & Tissot, F. L. H. (2022). 238U, 235U and 234U in seawater and deep-sea corals: A high-precision reappraisal. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 336, 231–248. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2022.09.018


-       Packman, H., Little, S. H., Baker, A. R., Bridgestock, L., Chance, R. J., Coles, B. J., Kreissig, K., Rehkämper, M., & van de Flierdt, T. (2022). Tracing natural and anthropogenic sources of aerosols to the Atlantic Ocean using Zn and Cu isotopes. Chemical Geology, 610, 121091. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2022.121091


-      Tagliabue, A., Lough, A. J. M., Vic, C., Roussenov, V., Gula, J., Lohan, M. C., Resing, J. A., & Williams, R. G. (2022). Mechanisms Driving the Dispersal of Hydrothermal Iron From the Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge. Geophysical Research Letters, 49(22). doi:10.1029/2022gl100615


-       Williford, T., Amon, R. M. W., Kaiser, K., Benner, R., Stedmon, C., Bauch, D., Fitzsimmons, J. N., Gerringa, L. J. A., Newton, R., Hansell, D. A., Granskog, M. A., Jensen, L., Laglera, L. M., Pasqualini, A., Rabe, B., Reader, H., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., & Yan, G. (2022). Spatial Complexity in Dissolved Organic Matter and Trace Elements Driven by Hydrography and Freshwater Input Across the Arctic Ocean During 2015 Arctic GEOTRACES Expeditions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127(11). doi:10.1029/2022jc018917




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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: 134
Section cruises completed: 47
Publications: 2145

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