The International Data Assembly Centre will forge a close working relationship with National Data Assembly Centres (DAC) from each of the participating countries. A list of DAC can be found below.


The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO), based at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in Woods Hole, MA will manage GEOTRACES data from US funded investigators. The main point of contact at BCO-DMO will be Shannon Rauch (WHOI).


All data will be sent to the Polar Data Catalogue endorsed by the Canadian IPY program and developed by ArcticNet and CCIN. For further information contact ArcticNet data manager Josée Michaud.


All German IPY and GEOTRACES data will be handled by PANGAEA. Hannes Grobe is the main point of contact.


The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) have responsibility for Swedish Oceanography data and they will be a partner of the new ESF GEOTRACES COST action ES0801; "the ocean chemistry of bioactive trace elements and paleoclimate proxies". The person to contact at SMHI oceanography is Jan Szaron.


The Japan Oceanographic Data Centre (JODC); will serve as the national data center for GEOTRACES in Japan. The contact person is Norio Baba.


Observatoire Océanologique based in Villefranche-sur-Mer will handle all GEOTRACES data. The lead Data Manager is Catherine Schmechtig.


The Data Management Group (DMG) based at Royal NIOZ is the data centre for the Dutch National Cruise Programme and will handle all GEOTRACES data. For further information contact Taco de Bruin.