Perspectives on in situ Sensors for Ocean Acidification Research

Sastri, Akash R., Christian, James R., Achterberg, Eric P., Atamanchuk, Dariia, Buck, Justin J. H., Bresnahan, Philip, Duke, Patrick J., Evans, Wiley, Gonski, Stephen F., Johnson, Bruce, Juniper, S. Kim, Mihaly, Steve, Miller, Lisa A., Morley, Mike, Murphy, Dave, Nakaoka, Shin-ichiro, Ono, Tsuneo, Parker, George, Simpson, Kyle and Tsunoda, Tomohiko (2019) Perspectives on in situ Sensors for Ocean Acidification Research Frontiers in Marine Science, 6 (653). DOI 10.3389/fmars.2019.00653.

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Abstract

As ocean acidification (OA) sensor technology develops and improves, in situ
deployment of such sensors is becoming more widespread. However, the scientific
value of these data depends on the development and application of best practices
for calibration, validation, and quality assurance as well as on further development
and optimization of the measurement technologies themselves. Here, we summarize
the results of a 2-day workshop on OA sensor best practices held in February
2018, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, drawing on the collective experience and
perspectives of the participants. The workshop on in situ Sensors for OA Research was
organized around three basic questions: 1) What are the factors limiting the precision,
accuracy and reliability of sensor data? 2) What can we do to facilitate the quality
assurance/quality control (QA/QC) process and optimize the utility of these data? and
3) What sort of data or metadata are needed for these data to be most useful to future
users? A synthesis of the discussion of these questions among workshop participants
and conclusions drawn is presented in this paper.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: ocean acidification, sensor, best practices, data quality, carbonate system
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-CH Chemical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00653
ISSN: 2296-7745
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 10:11
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 10:11
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/48210

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