OS018:
Real-Time Quality Control of Oceanographic Data





Session ID#: 24842

Session Description:
Most oceanographic observations are now generally expected to be disseminated in real-time whenever possible. Automated real-time QC reduces the distribution of bad observations and highlights those in need of human scrutiny. It can also speed detection and repair of sensor/system failures, improving data return rates. Often, multiple standards for the initial QC of these data exists, or no standard exists. Researchers and the operational community are actively engaged in developing, consolidating,  and documenting procedures and sharing implementation experiences.

Specific topics sought include:

  • Data management of QC information
  • Emerging QC at cabled observatories
  • Implementation of QC at observing system networks such as US IOOS and Canada's MEOPAR
  • Implementation of QARTOD tests
  • Quality assurance standards
  • Development of regional test thresholds
  • Application of QC information to real-world solutions
  • Case studies of challenging QC problems
  • Activities at OOI and NERRS CDMO
  • On board sensor QC development by vendors
Primary Convener:  Mark Bushnell, CoastalObsTechServices, Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Conveners:  Eugene F Burger, NOAA Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States and Jay Pearlman, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Index Terms:

0460 Marine systems [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
4260 Ocean data assimilation and reanalysis [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4294 Instruments and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Richard H Bouchard1, Julianna Thomas2, Chung-Chu Teng3, William Burnett4 and David Castel2, (1)National Data Buoy Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (4)Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Mark Bushnell, CoastalObsTechServices, Virginia Beach, VA, United States, Christoph Waldmann, MARUM - University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Juliet Hermes, South African Environmental Observation Network, Cape Town, South Africa and Mario Tamburri, University of Maryland (UMCES CBL), Solomons, MD, United States
Sung-Dae Kim, KIOST Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ansan, Korea, Republic of (South) and Hyuk-Min Park, KIOST, Ansan, South Korea
Jay Pearlman, J&FE, Chief Scientist, Seattle, WA, United States, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Alfred Wegener Institut, Helmholtz Zentrum fūr Polar- und Meeresforschung, HGF-MPG Joint Research Group for Deep Sea Ecology and Technology, Bremerhaven, Germany, Pauline Simpson, Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, Crisitian Munoz, SOCIB, Palma, Spain, Juliet Clair Hermes, South African Environmental Observation Network, Egagasini Marine Offshore Systems, Cape Town, South Africa and Emma E Heslop, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Marine Technologies, operational oceanography and sustainability, Esporles, Spain

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