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The overall objective of the Geochemistry and Microbiology LWG is to:
  • Promote regular discussion to maximize the usage and science of the geochemistry and microbiology onboard and shore-based facilities
Specific tasks are:
  • Review of cruise evaluations from each expedition
  • Review of technical reports from each expedition
  • Debriefing from the sailing staff after each expedition
  • Recommendations for improvements related to instrument performance, sample handling protocols, etc.

LWG meetings are usually held within a few weeks after the end of every other expedition (~2-3 meetings per year). All members are expected to attend, if their sailing schedules allow.

Action items are discussed and assigned during each meeting with follow-ups expected the next meeting or through email. Agenda items are related issues flagged for discussion at the next LWG meeting and are encouraged from all LWGs and departments.

Subpages (1): Agenda Items