This workshop took place November 28-30, 2012 at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). The workshop was jointly convened by the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) and the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program, and focused on biogeochemical time-series methods and data intercomparison.
Workshop Rationale and Objectives
Ocean time-series represent one of the most valuable tools scientists have to characterize and quantify ocean carbon fluxes and biogeochemical processes and their links to changing climate. In order to acquire a more thorough understanding of natural cycles and human-driven changes in the global oceans, it is important that time-series methodologies (sampling and analytical protocols) be transparent and consistent. This workshop provided an opportunity to convene representatives from global marine biogeochemical time-series sites to review current methodologies being used at the sites, with the aim of standardizing sampling and analytical protocols for key biogeochemical parameters being measured across sites. The workshop goals and outcomes included the following:
IOCCP and OCB gratefully acknowledge the support of IOC-UNESCO, SCOR, NSF, NASA, NOAA, and BIOS for this workshop.