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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 (www.geotraces.org). 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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