To help characterize and understand the dramatic changes occurring throughout the Arctic region, the US GEOTRACES SSC has launched a planning effort for a US Arctic GEOTRACES initiative, with a cruise tentatively planned for 2015. In preparation for this initiative, several information and planning meetings are scheduled. Initially, three events are planned to update the community as to the status of the planning process and to solicit input from attendees.
The first event was an informal meeting held at the Fall AGU in San Francisco, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 7:15-8:15pm, in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 4th Floor, Pacific Room J.
The second of these three events will be a town hall meeting at the Ocean Sciences meeting in Salt Lake City (Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm, Room 151 A,B,C,G at the Salt Palace). The objective of this event is to update the community as to the status of the planning process and to solicit input from attendees. Information for this event is available online at http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2012/workshops.asp#EVW09.
General information regarding the 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting (20-24 February 2012, Salt Lake City) is also available online http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2012
Thirdly, a community implementation workshop will be scheduled for the late spring-early summer time frame. Further information will be distributed via email, and posted on the US GEOTRACES web site http://www.usgeotraces.org/ when a venue has been secured.
Finally, a community implementation workshop will be scheduled for the late spring-early summer time frame. Further information will be distributed via email, and posted on the US GEOTRACES web site when a venue has been secured.
Reports from previous international and U.S. GEOTRACES Arctic planning workshops can be found at Arctic_Report.pdf.
Anyone interested in the biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes within the Arctic region is encouraged to attend. Please forward this announcement to colleagues who may be interested.
For more information, contact David Kadko.