GEOVIDE

An international study GEOTRACES along the section OVIDE of the North Atlantic and the Labrador Sea

Coordination

Géraldine Sarthou (LEMAR) and Pascale Lherminier (LOPS)

Project type

International

Funding

Project duration

Start Date

20140104

End Date

20190105

Links

http://www.geovide.obs-vlfr.fr/https://www.biogeosciences.net/special_issue900.html

Trace elements and isotopes (TEIs) play a crucial role in the ocean and can provide fantastic tools for paleoceanography. Their cycles have direct implications in climate change, carbon cycling, ocean ecosystems and environmental contamination. Within the framework of the international GEOTRACES program, the collaborative program GEOVIDE undertook a integrated oceanographic transect in the North Atlantic. This area is crucial for the Earth climate and the TEI distributions are poorly known there. GEOVIDE aims at better constraining the uncertainties on ocean circulation and providing new information on chemical element fluxes. The strength of the project resides in its interdisciplinarity: physical oceanography and biogeochemistry are coupled, merging observation and modeling. We use a series of novel techniques and state-of-the-art instrumentation, gathering highly qualified scientific teams from nine countries.

The team

Contributors

French collaborations : LOPS, LEGOS, MIO, LOV, LOCEAN, ISTERRE International collaborations Spain : CSIS and UAB Belgium : VUB UK : Univ. Oxford USA : MIT Germany : GEOMAR Brazil : Instituto de Oceanografia Canada : Dalhousie University Swizterland : ETH Zürich

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