GEOTRACES Policies

IDP2021 Fair Use Document

***Click here to download the IDP2021 Fair Use Document*** IMPORTANT ! A major change with IDP2021 is our move away from the formal registration step towards adherence to a fair use agreement, to cover appropriate recognition of data generators in the subsequent usage of IDP2021. Note that data in IDP2017 will be rolled over to […]

Statement of Values and Behaviours

The Statement of Values and Behaviours which reflects GEOTRACES common understanding of respectful values, acceptable behaviour, and cooperative interaction as an international scientific programme. It is available to download here. Other useful resources: ASLO’s collection of resources for promoting inclusion and equity in the aquatic sciences

GEOTRACES Quality Flag Policy

Download this policy as pdf file. When submitting data, researchers should assign a quality flag to each data value. Researchers can use any quality flag scheme provided that the scheme is defined in the metadata submitted along with the data. However, GEOTRACES recommends the SeaDataNet Scheme (https://www.seadatanet.org/) which is described in the table below, as […]

GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product Naming Conventions

Please click here to view the GEOTRACES parameter naming conventions for the Intermediate Data Product 2021 (IDP2021). The names of the GEOTRACES parameters used in the GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Products were formalised during the IDP2017. They are available in the table below for educational purposes. The most updated parameter names are those available on the GEOTRACES DOoR portal. […]

GEOTRACES Terms of Reference

Please click here to download the document.

Criteria for GEOTRACES Ocean Section Cruises

Please click here to download the document. NOTE ON MAJOR REVISIONS DONE: The criteria were modified in July 2015 to include under criteria #5 a) the requirement of submitting the completed pre-cruise metadata form. In April 2017, the criteria were revised again to clarify that “metadata for all datasets, including ancillary data” must be submitted along […]

Criteria for GEOTRACES Compliant Data

Please click here to download the document. NOTE: In December 2019, the criteria were revised to add the procedure through the DOoR. The criteria were revised in April 2017 to clarify that: Metadata for all datasets including ancillary data must be submitted along with the data. To begin the process of establishing a given dataset […]

Criteria for GEOTRACES Process Studies

Please click here to download the document. NOTE ON MAJOR REVISIONS DONE: The criteria were revised in July 2015 to include under criteria 6 a) the requirement of submitting the completed pre-cruise metadata form. In April 2017 the criteria were revised again. Main changes included: Change the second introductory paragraph to relax the requirement that […]

Data Policy

GEOTRACES seeks, on the one hand, protection of the intellectual effort and time of originating investigators (those who plan an experiment, collect, calibrate, and process a data set to answer some questions about the ocean), and on the other hand, the need to compare various data sets and data types to check their consistency, to […]

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