May 2019, Vol 2 Newsletter

May 2019

This newsletter summarizes new features and improvements in the System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR). Click on the links below for more detailed information.

New Samples in SESAR

13,233 samples have been registered in SESAR since February 2019. Browse the complete SESAR catalog with more than 4.3 million samples.

Tutorials & Help Pages

Don’t forget to check out our help page for information and tutorials about using SESAR to register, update, and manage your samples.

SESAR Sample Type Highlights

Most popular sample types and materials of samples registered in SESAR from February 1 - May 1, 2019.

SESAR Community

  • SESAR will co-host a workshop “Vive les Samples! Geosample data management and visualization for the discerning geochemist!” at the Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona on August 18th from 8:30-12:30. This workshop will be of interest to all geochemists who collect samples and have an interest in extending the impact of their samples. Please register here.
  • EarthChem and SESAR presented at the CZIMEA Toolkit workshop, an EarthCube cyberinfrastructure training and tool assessment workshop which aims to bring together tool developers and early career Critical Zone scientists.
  • Join us on twitter @igsn_info!

IGSNs in the Literature

  • Gonzalez et al., 2019, Characterization of soil profiles and elemental concentrations reveals deposition of heavy metals and phosphorus in a Chicago-area nature preserve, Gensburg Markham Prairie. doi: 10.1007/s11368-019-02315-5.
  • Barnes et al., 2019, The role of the upper plate in controlling fluid-mobile element (Cl, Li, B) cycling through subduction zones: Hikurangi forearc, New Zealand. doi: 10.1130/GES02057.1.
    • Click here to browse the spring water samples from the Hikurangi subduction zone in SESAR.
  • Giguet-covex et al., 2019, New insights on lake sediment DNA from the catchment: importance of taphonomic and analytical issues on the record quality. doi: 10.31223/