Cookbook – Sampling and Sample-handling Protocols

Please click here to download the Sampling and Sample-handling Protocols for GEOTRACES Cruises (Cookbook, version 3.0, 2017). Version 3.0 of the cookbook includes new sections on Aerosols and BioGEOTRACES. In addition, previous sections […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 are available here […]

GEOTRACES Terms of Reference

Please click here to download the document (updated on September 2023 – main change increase the number of SSC co-chairs to 3).

Intercalibration Procedures

Data generators/analysts affiliated with GEOTRACES cruises are required to follow the intercalibration procedures below. More detailed information is available on the GEOTRACES Cookbook. Download intercalibration procedures

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 […]

Criteria for GEOTRACES Compliant Data

Please click here to download the document. NOTES on REVISIONS: *In December 2023, the criteria were revised in order to make more explicit that the intercalibration report and the data […]