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.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Chemical Oceanography is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas.
The theme of this Gordon Research Seminar is a tribute to Wallace “Wally” Broecker’s Tracers in the Sea. 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. We welcome all chemical oceanography abstracts that engage creatively with this theme.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 17, 2021. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.