GEOTRACES Synthesis of Results

GEOTRACES has designed a three-pronged synthesis of results effort covering the main scientific themes of the programme:

  1. Supply and removal of trace elements and isotopes (TEIs) at ocean interfaces
  2. Internal cycling of TEIs within the ocean
  3. Geochemical tracers as paleoceanographic proxies

To undertake this effort, GEOTRACES has partnered with other institutions and international programmes ensuring that GEOTRACES results benefit other oceanographic disciplines. Data in the GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product is also used in each effort to demonstrate the usefulness of the GEOTRACES IDP to the broader oceanographic community.

The table below summarises the main events and outcomes of the GEOTRACES synthesis of results effort:

Supply and removal of TEI at ocean interfaces

Internal cycling of TEIs within the ocean

Geochemical tracers as paleoceanographic proxies

The Royal Society
coupled workshop and meeting:
(1) The biological and climatic impacts of ocean trace-element chemistry meeting
(2) Quantifying fluxes and processes in trace-metal cycling at ocean boundaries workshop

(Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry) workshop:

Biogeochemical cycling of trace elements within the ocean: A synthesis workshop

(Past Global Changes) workshop:
Trace element and isotope proxies in paleoceanography: A synthesis workshop

7-10 December 2015
London/Buckinghamshire, UK

1-4 August 2016
Palisades, NY, USA

3-5 December 2018
Aix-Marseille, France
Discussion meeting website
Workshop website
Workshop website Workshop website
Special issue published in:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
List of outcomes

Workshop report