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US Arctic GEOTRACES Initiative

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 will be an open, informal meeting 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. See


The second event will be a town hall meeting at the ASLO meeting in Salt Lake City (date and time TBA).


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
and, respectively.


Anyone interested in the biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes within the Arctic region is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact David Kadko dkadko{at}

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