NORTH ATLANTIC ZONAL SECTION
- Knorr 199-4 (October 15 - November 4, 2010)
Investigators whose proposals to participate in the North Atlantic section have been recommended for funding have voluntarily submitted the Project Summary of their proposal to be posted here. These summaries can be consulted by cruise participants to begin coordinating sampling and other activities during the cruise. In particular, persons who will attend the cruise planning workshop (March, 2010, Norfolk VA, exacts dates to be determined) are encouraged to review these summaries in advance of the meeting.
GEOTRACES was designed on the principle that studying multiple trace elements and isotopes (TEIs) simultaneously, together with access to key information about ocean circulation, will lead to more new knowledge about the sources, sinks and internal cycling of TEIs than would be possible by studying a single element or isotope in isolation. It is hoped that individual proposals to participate in the North Atlantic section will reflect this principle by developing linkages among the various individual studies. To facilitate that effort, PIs have voluntarily submitted the statements of interest (click on link above).
Those interested in submitting proposals are encouraged to contact PIs on the list to develop collaborations, or informal relationships, that will strengthen their respective proposals.
The list will be updated as new statements are submitted; so interested investigators may wish to check back periodically.
Information about services offered by the project management team in preparation for, during and following the North Atlantic Section cruise is provided to assist investigators in preparing their proposals. The Project Description of the Management Proposal and the Abbreviated Description of Management Services are available to downloaded.
A series of images in Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Portable Document Format and standard JPEG formats may be downloaded for use in preparing proposals. Tentative full depth station locations are shown as white diamonds (see Implementation Plan below).
The U.S. Atlantic Section Implementation Plan was created by combining three working group reports from the U.S. GEOTRACES Atlantic Section Workshop held in Woods Hole September 22-24, 2008. An initial draft was made available for public comment until December 1, 2008. Based on comments, and more recently some suggestions by the U.S. GEOTRACES SSC, it was further revised to create the final draft, the availability of which was announced via e-mail on December 24, 2008 (download announcement).
Dates: 22 - 24 September 2008
Location: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
ANNOUNCMENT DESCRIBING PLANS FOR NORTH ATLANTIC SECTION
The announcement is available for download here.