The University of Plymouth (UoP) is one of the major institutions for marine science research and teaching in the UK and has high level expertise in marine chemistry and analytical chemistry. The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SoGEES) (http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/SoGEES) has 60 academic staff, 20 postdoctoral research staff and ~50 PhD students. This project will be done by members of the Biogeochemistry Research Centre in SoGEES (BGC; http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/research/bgc/Pages/default.aspx). The BGC has an outstanding track record of UK and EU funded projects, high impact publications, international collaborative work and networks, specifically for applied analytical chemistry and trace metal biogeochemistry in marine and atmospheric environments (Prof. Paul Worsfold, Prof. Maeve Lohan, Dr. Simon Ussher). Relevant research activities include a focus on (i) determination of trace metals in seawater, (ii) trace metals in atmospheric transport and deposition, (iii) trace metals in the marine environment, and (iv) uncertainties in analytical measurements.
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