SCOR Working Group 142

Quality Control Procedures for Oxygen and Other Biogeochemical Sensors on Floats and Gliders

Arne Körtzinger (Germany) and Ken Johnson (USA)
Other Full Members
Herve Claustre (France), Denis Gilbert (Canada), Wajih Naqvi (India), Steven Riser (USA), Virginie Thierry (France), Bronte Tilbrook (Australia), Hiroshi Uchida (Japan), and Xiaogang Xing (China-Beijing)
Associate Members
Steve Emerson (USA), Katja Fennel (Canada), Hernan Garcia (USA), Nicolas Gruber (Switzerland), Dong-Jin Kang (Korea), Satya Prakash (India), and Osvaldo Ulloa (Chile)
Peter Burkill
Terms of Reference
  1. Summarize and assess the current status of biogeochemical sensor technology with particular emphasis on float-/glider-readiness (pressure and temperature dependence, long-term stability, calibration accuracy, measurements time constant, etc.).

  2. Develop pre- and post-deployment quality control metrics and procedures for oxygen and other biogeochemical sensors deployed on floats and gliders providing a research-quality synthesis data product.

  3. Collaborate with Argo and other data centers to implement these procedures in their standard routines.

  4. Disseminate procedures widely to ensure rapid adoption in the community. Develop ideas for capacity building in this context.

October 2012
Financial Sponsors
  1. 1 March 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

  2. 16-17 March 2015, Brest, France

  3. 27 February 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA