Streamlining Oceanic Biogeochemical Dataset Assembly in Support of Global Data Products
This application addresses the need that data contributing to analysis and synthesis products are high quality, well documented, and accessible from the applications scientists prefer to use. The Scientific Data Integration System (SDIS) application developed by the PMEL Science Data Integration Group, allows scientists to submit their data in a number of formats. Submitted data are checked for common errors. Metadata are extracted from the data that can then be complemented with a complete metadata record using the integrated metadata entry tool that collects rich metadata that meets the Carbon science community requirements. Still being developed, quality control for standard biogeochemical parameters will be integrated into the application. The quality control routines will be implemented in close collaboration with colleagues from the Bjerknes Climate Data Centre (BCDC) within the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research(BCCR). This presentation will highlight the capabilities that are now available as well as the implementation of the archive automation workflow, and it’s potential use in support of GLODAP data assembly efforts.