Ocean trace elements

The cycling of key trace elements in the ocean is critical to the functioning of ocean ecosystems, to the carbon cycle, to contamination of the ocean, and to assessment of past climate change. This COST Action seeks to maximize the benefit from research on the marine chemistry of trace elements conducted in a large number of COST countries.

This COST Action directly supported the International GEOTRACES Programme, but extended beyond that programme to cover all marine trace-metal research in the COST region.

ESF COST Office ES0801 web page

International GEOTRACES website

Download the MoU containing full details of this Action





COST Action ES0801 has now finished.

Thank you to everyone who took part:  it has been a successful and productive action in coordinating European research in marine chemistry.