This section presents the GEOTRACES scientific activities.


North African dust is an important (but not dominant) source of iron to the Gulf of Mexico

Hayes and colleagues have combined data to estimate how important North African dust could be as a source of iron to the Gulf of Mexico.


Nickel bioactive role in the oceans assessed by its isotopes

Lemaitre and her colleagues realized the simultaneous analysis of the dissolved nickel isotopes and concentrations in the North Atlantic.


After the Mediterranean Sea one, don’t miss the Arctic present-day total mercury mass balance!

They provide an updated mass balance of the Arctic land and ocean mercury cycle.

What controls the barium distribution in the Arctic Ocean?

They synthesized what controls the barium distribution in the Arctic Ocean.


Radium-224 and radium-223: powerful chronometers to estimate the residence time of Amazon waters on the Brazilian continental shelf

In this study, radium is used as a tracer for the waters of the Amazon that mix with those of the Atlantic Ocean.


All what you wanted to know about mercury in the Mediterranean Sea…

Cossa and his co-workers summarized a critical review on the mercury budget, fate and health consequences in the Mediterranean Sea.


From Alaska to Tahiti, the distribution and bulk deposition fluxes of trace elements

A suite of trace element was measured in aerosols collected in the North and equatorial Pacific.


In situ detection of Particulate Inorganic Carbon using optical sensors

They have developed optical sensors for particulate inorganic carbon concentration.


When titanium is not always behaving as a lithogenic conservative tracer: an Amazon estuary story

They established the distribution of titanium in Amazon and Pará rivers and their related plume during the high discharge period.