Since 2010, scientists from 35 countries have been working together as part of the GEOTRACES program to map ocean chemistry in unprecedented detail. The program has taken them from the Arctic to the Antarctic and around the world. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Daniel Ohnemus will discuss GEOTRACES and his part in it in an Evening @ Skidaway talk titled “GEOTRACES: How Mapping Ocean Chemistry Helps Us Learn about Our Changing Planet” on Tuesday, June 13, at Skidaway Institute.
“Information about the past, present, and even the future of planet Earth is hidden in the ocean’s chemical tracers,” Ohnemus said. “These chemicals include nutrients that control plant growth, toxins and pollutants from human activities, and rare indicator elements and radioactive isotopes from both natural- and human-sources. I’ll present some of the amazing and diverse insights that GEOTRACES and its ongoing work has given into our planet and its oceans.”
The program will be presented to an in-person audience as well as on-line. The in-person program will be presented in the McGowan Library on the UGA Skidaway Marine Science Campus. (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411) The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m.
To view the program on-line, visit the UGA Skidaway Institute YouTube channel.
The program is open to the public and free of charge.