- Michio Aoyama (Japan) and E. Malcolm S. Woodward (UK)
- Other Full Members
- Susan Becker (USA), Karin Bjorkman (USA), Anne Daniel (France), Claire Mahaffey (UK), Hema Naik (India), Raymond Roman (South Africa), Bernadette Sloyan (Australia), and Toste Tanhua (Germany)
- Associate Members
- Karel Bakker (Netherlands), Minhan Dai (China-Beijing), Andrew Dickson (USA), Akiharu Hioki (Japan), Alex Kozyr (USA), Akihiko Murata (Japan), TaeKeun Rho (Korea), Sophie Seeyave (UK), Jonathan Sharp (USA), Winnie van Vark (Netherlands), Takeshi Yoshimura (Japan)
- Marie-Alexandrine Sicre
- Terms of Reference
To establish mechanisms to ensure comparability of oceanic nutrient data in collaboration with International organisations such as ICES and PICES.
To assess the homogeneity and stability of currently available RMs/CRMs: The group needs to determine whether the current producers are achieving a level of precision within and between laboratories which is comparable to or better than 1%.
To develop standardized data-handling procedures with common data vocabularies and formats, across producers and users, and will include the future linking of national and international data archives. The group will seek to involve international data center representatives to contribute to and lead this task.
To promote the wider global use of RMs by arranging workshops to actively encourage their use, and to provide training in analytical protocols and best practices, including sample preservation protocols, particularly targeted towards developing countries.
To continue regular global inter-comparison studies, following on from the previous exercises in 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2012, with collaboration of IOCCP-SSG and RCGC-JAMSTEC.
To update the GO-SHIP nutrient measurement manual, which was originally a product of the IOC-ICES SGONS, (Study Group on Nutrient Standards).
To publish reports on this WG’s activities and workshops.
- September 2014
- Financial Sponsors
- SCOR, NSF
14-15 April 2015 in Vienna, Austria
23-24 September 2016 in Qingdao, China
Comparability of oceanic nutrient data – Poster Cluster Committee Whitepaper, CLIVAR OSC 2016
- An Overview of SCOR WG 147
- Improve global nutrient comparability through distribution of nutrient CRM’s
- Comparability of Oceanic Nutrient Data GO-SHIP Repeat Hydrography Nutrient Manual
- Methods of certified reference material (CRM) production and certification for reference materials for nutrients in seawater
- Comparability of Ocean Nutrient Data by KIOST Reference Material Series for Nutrients (K-RMS)
- IOCCP-JAMSTEC 2015 Interlaboratory Intercalibration Exercise of a Certified Reference Material for Nutrients in Seawater
- Use of CRMs in the French intercalibration program
- Results from the secondary QC of GLODAPv2 nutrient data
- Use of CRM/RMNS in CLIVAR cruises to ensure comparability
- Hawaiian Ocean Time-Series Station ALOHA
- Comparability of oceanic nutrient data: SIO’S Oceanographic Data Facility Support for the GO-SHIP and Argo communities
- Report from an international nutrient workshop focusing on phosphate (PO4) analysis
- Using an approved silicate standard and good lab practice doesn’t automatically imply good inter-comparison results
- Changes in salinity and nutrients along 47°N in the North Pacific
SCOR-POGO Nutrient Workshop (5-9 Nov. 2017, Texel, The Netherlands)
14-15 February 2018 in Portland, Oregon, USA
7-10 July 2019 in La Jolla, California, USA