GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017 (Version 1)

The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product (IDP2017v1) was first made available on 16 August 2017. This new data product gathered the data acquired during the first 6 years of the programme and builds on the product released in 2014. It expands on the collection of results from the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and adds new data from the Pacific and Southern Oceans.

The original versions of the IDP2017 digital datasets can be accessed from the links below - please use the current version of the digital datasets for any current research.

IDP2017 digital datasets (original version)

The IDP2017 digital datasets are made available to download by the GEOTRACES International Data Assembly Centre hosted by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC). They are provided in 4 data formats: ASCII, Microsoft Excel, NetCDF and ODV collections. The latter is for use with the Ocean Data View software.

To access these datasets you will be required to register as a BODC web user and agree to the terms and conditions of the GEOTRACES IDP2017 download agreement. This includes a requirement that you commit to proper citations of the product itself and of the relevant original papers associated with the particular data used.

The citation to use for IDP2017 is that given in the download agreement that is:

Schlitzer, R., Anderson, R. F., Masferrer Dodas, E, et al., The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017, Chem. Geol. (2018),

CTD Sensor Data

Discrete Sample Data

Aerosol and Rain Data

More information is provided on the IDP2017 brochure. Please help us to improve the Intermediate Data Product by sending us your feedback.