GEOTRACES Data Products: Standardising and Linking Ocean Trace Elements and Isotope Data at a Global Scale

GEOTRACES is an international program that involves scientists from 35 nations and that has as its primary goal an improved understanding of biogeochemical cycles and the large-scale distribution of trace elements and their isotopes (TEIs) in the ocean ( Trace elements are critical for marine life and influence the functioning of ocean ecosystems and the global carbon cycle; other trace elements are of concern as contaminants or toxins. Thus, understanding the role of trace elements in the marine environment has become a top geoscience priority.

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