Welcome to the Joint GEOTRACES/PAGES Workshop!

This workshop on the synthesis of geochemical proxies used in paleoceanography aims to establish the strength, limits and conditions of application of a given proxy. It will bring together expertise from GEOTRACES, PAGES, and the broader oceanographic community of observationalists and modellers that will exploit new data to provide a more rigorous calibration of proxies and interpretation of their records. We welcome discussion of any geochemical paleoceanographic proxy that can be improved using the measurements gathered by GEOTRACES, including trace elements, stable isotopes, and radioactive isotopes. All participants will choose 1 or 2 working group:


Working groups: Biological productivity / Oceanic circulation / Particle flux and sedimentation rate / Physical and/or biogeochemical modelling.


Financial support: It will be available for about 60 participants in the form of subsidies for airfare and ground transportation (capped depending on travel origin). Hotel rooms and meals will be provided by the organizers: 2 nights for participants from Europe and 3 nights for participants from overseas (4 nights for US participants). Those who can cover their own travel expenses are encouraged to do so.

LImit of places at the workshop: about 70

The planning committee will select participants to receive travel support based on a review of pre-registration information received by the deadline: 1 June 2018. The anticipated contribution to the workshop goals will be used as the basis for selection among the applicants.

Decisions will be communicated to participants in July. Selected participants will then be invited to finalize their registration for the workshop. The organizers will take care of the hotel booking for funded participants for the duration of the workshop.

Sponsors: PAGES, GEOTRACES, SCOR, US-NSF, Aix-Marseille Université, Thermo Fisher Scientific and John Cantle Scientific
For French participants, this workshop is a part of scientific animation of actions CYBER and IMAGO of programme CNRS-INSU-LEFE.



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