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GEOTRACES-PAGES Synthesis Workshop

3 December 2018 - 5 December 2018

GEOTRACES-PAGES Synthesis workshop: Trace Element and Isotope Proxies in Paleoceanography
3 – 5 December 2018
Aix-Marseille, France.

For further information: Please visit the Workshop web page: https://geotracespages.sciencesconf.org/

Report from the Workshop: https://doi.org/10.22498/pages.27.1.35


The joint GEOTRACES/PAGES workshop on the synthesis of geochemical proxies used in paleoceanography aims to establish the strength, limits and conditions of application of a given proxy.

There is a vital need for a synthesis of geochemical proxies used in paleoceanography to improve interpretation of commonly used proxies. This synthesis is timely in view of the wealth of new data coming from GEOTRACES and contemporary programs.

The workshop will bring together expertise from GEOTRACES, PAGES, and the broader oceanographic community of observationalists and modellers that will exploit new data to provide a more rigorous calibration of proxies and interpretation of their records.

Working groups

All participants will choose 1 or 2 working groups:

Biological productivity
Oceanic circulation
Particle flux and sedimentation rate
Physical and/or biogeochemical modelling.

Travel support

Financial travel support will be available for about 60 participants in the form of subsidies for airfare and ground transportation (capped depending on travel origin). Hotel rooms and meals will be provided by the organizers: 2 nights for participants from Europe and 3 nights for participants from overseas (4 nights for US participants). Those who can cover their own travel expenses are encouraged to do so.

The planning committee will select participants to receive travel support based on a review of pre-registration information received by the deadline of 1 June 2018. The anticipated contribution to the workshop goals will be used as the basis for selection among the applicants.

Decisions will be communicated to participants in July. Selected participants will then be invited to finalize their registration for the workshop. The organizers will take care of the hotel booking for funded participants for the duration of the workshop.


PAGES, GEOTRACES, SCOR, US-NSF, CNRS-INSU-LEFE, CEREGEAix-Marseille Université and John Cantle Scientific Ltd.

Workshop planning committee

Robert Anderson – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA
Damien Cardinal, LOCEAN, Sorbonne Université, France
Martin Frank – GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany
Chris Hayes – University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Gideon Henderson – University of Oxford, UK
Tristan Horner – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Catherine Jeandel – Observatoire Midi Pyrenees, France
Susan Little – Imperial College, UK
Marie-France Loutre – PAGES International Project Office, Switzerland
Thomas Marchitto – University of Colorado, USA
Elena Masferrer Dodas – GEOTRACES International Project Office, France
Katharina Pahnke – Max Planck Research Group – Marine Isotope Geochemistry, Germany
Kazuyo Tachikawa – CEREGE, France
Laurence Vidal – Aix-Marseille Université, France
Jimin Yu – Australian National University, Australia
Liping Zhou – Peking University, China


The Report from the Workshop is available to read and download here. It is also available on PAGES web site here.

Further information

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Kazuyo Tachikawa or Laurence Vidal.

Workshop information is available on the official workshop website: https://geotracespages.sciencesconf.org/



3 December 2018
5 December 2018
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