Acquisition and analysis of geochemical data are pervasive in the Earth, environmental, and planetary sciences, but very little of it is FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). The need for global standards and best practices for geochemical data is increasingly urgent so that scientists can better share geochemical data in a global network of distributed databases. Standard protocols for exchanging geochemical data among distributed data systems, and for making software tools that support the management, publication, and preservation of geochemical data interoperable (see vEGU21 session ESSI3.9) still need to be defined and approved by a global community. Best practices need to be define for researchers and labs to consistently and comprehensively describe samples, data acquisition procedures, and data quality, and these need to be endorsed and promoted. Discovery in many fields will benefit from a global geochemical data network, from the study of global climate ch ange, to present and past biogeochemical cycles, to magmatic processes, to the origin and evolution of our solar system. This Splinter Meeting is intended to present and broaden participation in OneGeochemistry, an initiative to build a global geochemical network that develops and adopts geochemical data standards and approaches for their technical and organizational governance.

Convener: Kerstin Lehnert
Fri, 30 Apr, 15:30–17:00 (CEST)