Guide to cruise chief scientists and principal investigators

The following interactive flow chart is provided to guide:

(1) cruise leaders who wish to develop a research programme to be designated as a GEOTRACES cruise or compliant data,
(2) principal investigators willing for their data to be included in the GEOTRACES Data Products.

As illustrated in the flow chart, there are two parallel pathways – (1) data submission to the appropriate data centre and, (2) the intercalibration process for that dataset via the Standards and Intercalibration Committee. You must follow BOTH pathways, which can be done concurrently, in order to have your data included in the IDP. To help you with these tasks, we have designed a new interface, the GEOTRACES Data for Oceanic Research portal (DOoR) where you register your data sets for intercalibration and potential inclusion in IDP2021.

Please read the IDP2021 announcement to learn more about deadlines for IDP2021 inclusion and the new IDP2021 Fair Use Agreement.

The flow chart is also available to download as pdf file. Cruise form – cruise forms – metadata form – post-cruise form – Metadata template 

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