GEOTRACES International Data Assembly Centre (GIDAC)
British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
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The British Oceanographic Data Centre announces the launch of the GEOTRACES International Data Assembly Centre web site at http://www.bodc.ac.uk/geotraces/. This will provide access to
* GEOTRACES data
* information on past and future GEOTRACES cruises
* general information regarding data
* information about the GEOTRACES programme
GEOTRACES is an international programme that aims to improve our
understanding of biogeochemical cycles and large-scale distribution of
trace elements and their isotopes in the marine environment. The global
field programme will run for at least a decade and will involve
cruises, run by a variety of nations, in all ocean basins.
Although still in its infancy, the 's
aim is to compile a global dataset for all key GEOTRACES parameters.
This dataset will eventually be available to the wider science
community in accordance with the GEOTRACES data policy.
Mawji has been appointed the BODC coordinator. He will be working
closely with the GEOTRACES scientists to establish common metadata and
format protocols and will also be responsible for the quality control
and secure archiving of data that will be collected during cruises.
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