The first GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product (IDP2014) released in 2014 demonstrated the key importance of high-resolution data on TEIs for marine research.
The new GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product (IDP2017) will include increased hydrographic and marine geochemical data, present a more complete coverage of the global ocean and a larger range of biogeochemical parameters.
The new Data Product is available on-line, and it consists of:
(1) publicly accessible digital data available from (https://webodv.awi.de/geotraces),
(2) an on-line eGEOTRACES Electronic Atlas (eGEOTRACES.org) showing the distribution of these data such as the figures above.
In addition to the anticipated usage for marine research, eGEOTRACES and the contained visual material can help in teaching and outreach activities and can also facilitate conveying societally relevant scientific results to interested laymen or decision makers. The product will be officially unveiled on 16 August 2017 at the 2017 Goldschmidt Conference.