Chemical tracers integrate time scales, and source and transformation histories and have thus played a crucial role in oceanography. For this meeting, we hope to focus on the development, verification and application of chemical tracers of ocean chemistry, biology and physics in the present and past, with an eye toward predicting the future. Processes of interest could include the changing circulation and ventilation of the oceans, the biological carbon pump including the sedimentary sink, major chemical inputs into the ocean, and internal transformations that impact the cycling of elements including rates. Talks will focus on the development of tracers including stable and radioactive isotopes, organic and inorganic molecules, analytical advances and the application of these tracers to improve our understanding of the "anthropocene"-, holocene-, and paleo-ocean.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Life at Geochemical Interfaces
- Particle Dynamics
- Oxygen in the Ocean's Interior
- Role of Dissolved Organic Matter in Nutrient and Micronutrient Cycling
- New Insights From Stable Isotope Tracers
- Chemical Cycles in Oxygen Deficient Zones
- Late-Breaking Topics
- Anthropogenic Imprints