The GEOTRACES Data Management Committee is pleased to announce the planned release of the fourth Intermediate Data Product (IDP) in November 2025.
Because of the very large number of datasets that are being submitted for the IDP, we encourage submission of your datasets as soon as possible to improve the chances that they are included in the IDP. This requires:
- Registration of the dataset(s) via the Data for Oceanic Research (DOoR) portal (https://geotraces-portal.sedoo.fr/pi).
- Submission of your data using the data and metadata templates downloaded from DOoR to the GEOTRACES Data Assembly Center (GDAC: https://www.bodc.ac.uk/geotraces/) or your national data centre for Chinese, Dutch, French and USA scientists.
- Submission of a complete intercalibration report to the S&I Committee via the DOoR portal. An example of a complete report is available at: https://www.geotraces.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Report_Example_Shiller.pdf (please note that if the report is not fully completed will not fulfil the requirement).
- Give permission for your data to be included in IDP via the DOoR Portal (https://geotraces-portal.sedoo.fr/pi). If permission is not given your data will not be included in the IDP.
For further information please see the flowchart “How to ensure that your data is included in IDP“.
Deadlines for inclusion in next IDP are as follows:
15th May 2024 – First deadline for the submission of datasets to GDAC (or national data centres for US, Dutch and French PIs) using DOoR templates and completed intercalibration reports via DOoR to guarantee inclusion in IDP2025. After this date we cannot guarantee your data will be included.
15th of December 2024 – Final deadline for submission of datasets to GDAC (or national data centres for US, Dutch, French and Chinese PIs) using DOoR templates and the complete intercalibration reports via DOoR.
Processing of data for inclusion in next IDP will prioritise those submitted before the May 15, 2024 deadline and then will prioritise section cruises over process studies over compliant data. Because of the very large number of datasets that are being submitted for IDP, we encourage timely submission ahead of the December 15, 2024 deadline wherever possible.
Bill Landing and Maite Maldonado,
co-chairs of the GEOTRACES Data Management Committee