The GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee and Data Management Committee meetings were held from 13-17 July at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) hosted by Prof. Maite Maldonado. Among the topics for dicussion there was the review of the first GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product (IDP2014) and plans for future data release, the review of the field programme to ensure global coverage of all ocean basins and the start of the GEOTRACES Synthesis of Results initiative.
One important decision taken was the release of the next Intermediate Data Product Product during the 2017 Goldschmidt Conference to be held in Paris (August 13-17, 2017, http://goldschmidt.info/2017/). The SSC also established a calendar for data submission and review that will be communicated soon.
Figure: 2015 GEOTRACES SSC members and officers