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2021 GEOTRACES SSC meeting (virtual)

Meeting details: Date: 29th September to 1st OctoberTime: 12H – 15H UTCMeeting platform: Zoom meeting Documents for the meeting: All documents can also be downloaded from the following dropbox folder: […]

Sep / 23 / 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.

Jul / 19 / 2021

Cruise Statistics

Number of cruises associated with GEOTRACES completed: Number of cruises completed Including all legs Studies/sections Total number of cruises completed:  130 96 – Cruises completed as contribution to the IPY*:  […]

Sep / 24 / 2020

Latest GEOTRACES Publications

Allen, R., Hoffmann, L. J., Law, C. S., & Summerfield, T. C. (2020). Subtle bacterioplankton community responses to elevated CO2 and warming in the oligotrophic South Pacific gyre. Environmental Microbiology […]

Jul / 09 / 2020


– Cruises: 01 July – 01 August 2021, MetalGate Process Study (GApr16), North Atlantic Ocean and seas around Iceland. This cruise has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new dates provided […]


Cruises completed: 120 Section cruises completed: 41 Peer-reviewed papers: 1364

Jul / 08 / 2020

Learning Oceanography with Cartoons

  Ocean Science Posters with cartoons designed by Tung-Yuan Ho, GEOTRACES SSC member, and his team are available to download from the Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory (RCEC) Web site: *Non-commercial use […]

Jul / 24 / 2012

GEOTRACES Challenges and Benefits

Trace elements serve as regulators of biological processes in the ocean, including marine ecosystem dynamics and the carbon cycle.  Despite this significance, knowledge of the marine biogeochemical cycles of these […]

Feb / 21 / 2012