10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference

IOCCP Side Event

Marine Carbon and Biogeochemistry Data Management and Synthesis

The side-event is planned for ca. 100 participants and is open and free of charge to all participants of ICDC10, but extra registration by email is essential. To register, please send an email to ioccp@ioccp.org and provide us with your name and affiliation.

The International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) promotes and coordinates the development and implementation of a global network of ocean biogeochemical observations. Ensuring sustainable data management from observations through to data synthesis and value added products is one of the main services the Project provides. IOCCP has traditionally focused on carbon and supporting variables. However, by taking the lead of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Biogeochemistry Expert Panel, the IOCCP has expanded its brief to include biogeochemistry Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs), as part of the Integrated Framework for Sustained Ocean Observing.

The IOCCP side-event “Marine Carbon and Biogeochemistry Data Management and Synthesis” will highlight the accomplishments, plans and challenges of communities engaged in delivering to and using existing and planned marine carbon and biogeochemistry data products, such as the Surface Ocean Carbon Dioxide Atlas (SOCAT) or the Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP). The organizers encourage participation of colleagues across domains and specialties and use this opportunity to share their perspectives on presented subjects

Based on lessons learned during the development of SOCAT and GLODAP, the aim is to discuss (i) the challenges and opportunities related to connecting the carbon and biogeochemistry data currently available from several sources, and (ii) the need to build an integrated access point for several carbon and biogeochemistry data types from various observing platforms (ships, moorings, floats, gliders).

Moreover, the sessions will discuss a pathway towards extending the existing and planned data products beyond primarily carbonate chemistry measurements and into a full scope of biogeochemistry EOVs, which in many cases are measured using novel sensor technology.

The side-event will include presentations and discussions in 5 main themes. Please find below a preliminary agenda.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Location: Room BRÜNIG
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch - provided by IOCCP
13:00 - 14:00 SOCAT update and road ahead  
Leads: Dorothee Baker (UEA, UK) & Kim Currie (NIWA, NZ)
14:00 - 15:00 GLODAP update and road ahead
Leads: Are Olsen (UiB, Norway) & Siv Lauvset (Uni Research Climate, Norway)
15:00 - 16:00 Time Series - coverage and data availability
Lead: Björn Fiedler (GEOMAR, Germany)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break - provided by IOCCP 
16:30 - 17:30 Autonomous Sensors - what happens between unpacking the box and providing a useful information product  
Lead: Douglas Connelly (NOC, UK)
17:30 - 18:30 Carbon Data Management - Challenges and Solutions
Lead: Benjamin Pfeil (UiB, Norway)