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 UM Scientist to Lead Arctic Expedition

Led by a University of Miami scientist, a multinational team of researchers will travel to the Arctic Ocean to conduct experiments that could lead to a better understanding of the effects of global climate change in the region.
Established by the U.S. GEOTRACES Science Steering Committee, the U.S. Arctic GEOTRACES initiative will use multiple icebreakers - anticipated to be provided initially by the United States and Germany - and will include scientists from several nations who will conduct sampling of the Arctic Ocean. Initial cruises are tentatively planned for 2015.

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Searching for Cadmium in the Ocean

They are invisible and very difficult to measure but no life in the oceans would be possible without them. They are trace metals, such as cadmium, copper or iron, dissolved in seawater. Their precise origin and distribution in the world's ocean, in particular in the deep sea, are not well known. Now, an international research program GEOTRACES aims to close this gap of knowledge.
Under the leadership of Prof. Martin Frank from the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in Kiel, Germany, the German research vessel METEOR will embark for one of the first expeditions of the project into the tropical Atlantic on February 4th

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