This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
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.