Cruise Statistics

Number of cruises associated with GEOTRACES completed:

Number of cruises completedIncluding all legsStudies/sections
Total number of cruises completed: 135100
– Cruises completed as contribution to the IPY*: 1111
– GEOTRACES process studies: 6340
– GEOTRACES section cruises: 4836
– Cruises providing compliant data: 1313
*IPY=International Polar Year

Number of countries leading GEOTRACES cruises: 19

Countries leading GEOTRACES cruises:

UK, USA, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Canada, India, Spain, Sweden, Poland, South Africa, Brazil, South Korea and Israel.