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GEOTRACES Arctic Cruise Planning Workshop

8 June 2009 - 10 June 2009

GEOTRACES Arctic Cruise Planning Workshop
Dates: 8 – 10 June 2009
Location: Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany

The Report of the Workshop is available to download.

Meeting presentations
are available to download.


The goal of the workshop is to refine the scientific objectives developed in the GEOTRACES science plan, and place those objectives into a framework of specific ocean sections and process studies. An important aspect of the workshop is to identify nations that are prepared to take the lead in carrying out specific cruises as elements of the broader basin-scale plan. Individuals who are prepared to organize research cruises and to secure funding to support those cruises are particularly encouraged to participate.

Workshops focusing on the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian basins were held in 2007. By then the international polar year (IPY) had started already and several expeditions with GEOTRACES programs were already underway. It was therefore decided to organize a similar workshop for the polar oceans after the completion of the IPY. We now plan to hold an Arctic GEOTRACES Workshop in Bremen in June 2009. The emphasis of this workshop will be on the planning of Arctic expeditions, but ideas on future expeditions in the Southern Ocean can also be discussed.

This workshop will produce a set of recommendations that will be used by the GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee, in conjunction with other input, to develop a coherent global plan for the GEOTRACES program.


The Agenda of the meeting is available to download.


The meeting will be held at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK). All information on HWK and how to reach it can be found at: www.h-w-k.de

Logistical information
is available to download. 

Other information

Abstracts of the Talks.



8 June 2009
10 June 2009
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