An International Study of the Marine Biogeochemical Cycles of Trace Elements and Isotopes


In memory of Dr. Chibo Chikwililwa

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Chibo Chikiwililwa on 23 June 2021.

Blowing South: Southern Hemisphere Dust Symposium

Abstract submission will close on 7 September 2021.

Follow the MetalGate expedition in the North Atlantic Ocean!

The team, lead by NIOZ PI Dr Rob Middag, will investigate the cycling of trace metals, especially iron, in the Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian-Sea region around Iceland, the main gateway between the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean.

Promotional access to special issue – Cycles of trace elements and isotopes in the ocean – GEOTRACES and beyond

This issue is free to view until 31 December 2021!

Exciting GEOTRACES Session at Goldschmidt 2021

It will be held on 7-8 July – Do not hesitate to register!

GEOTRACES session at AGU Fall Meeting 2021

Submit an abstract before 4 August 2021!

Science Highlights

A new proxy for ocean iron bioavailability

The approach established and verified in this study, opens a new way for determining dissolved iron bioavailability in samples across the ocean.

Scavenging differentiates the distribution of cadmium, nickel, zinc and copper in the North Pacific Ocean

Zheng and co-authors observed sectional distributions of cadmium, nickel, zinc, and copper in the North Pacific Ocean during three GEOTRACES related cruises…

Surprising conservativity of trace metals along a costal embayment salinity gradient

Chen and co-workers analyzed an array of trace metals together with Rare Earth Elements in a salinity gradient in the Jinhae Bay, the largest semi-enclosed bay in South Korea…