Welcome to QARTOD
QARTOD is a continuing multi-agency effort to address the Quality Assurance and Quality Control issues of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and broader international community.
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The fifth meeting of the Quality Assurance of Real-Time Ocean Data (QARTOD) Working Group was held
November 17-19, 2009 at Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia
QARTOD is composed of oceanographers, data managers and data providers from agencies interested in addressing the quality assurance and quality control issues of evolving integrated ocean observing systems, such as the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) community.
The QARTOD V meeting focused on the quality control of some different physical ocean parameters from past QARTOD meetings (e.g., conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and pH) as well as provided additional input for parameters such as waves and ocean currents to complete the QARTOD To Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) or Q2O effort. More information on Q2O can be found at http://q2o.whoi.edu
The first workshop(QARTOD I) was held at the NOAA NDBC office in Bay St. Louis, MS in the winter of 2003. Over 80 participants attended with the primary task to develop minimum standards for calibration, QA/QC methods and metadata.
QARTOD II was held February 28-March 2, 2005 in Norfolk, VA. This workshop focused on wave and current measurements and thier unique calibration, metadata and QA/QC needs.
QARTOD III was held at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA on November 2-4, 2005. It addressed QC for CTDs, in-situ currents, remote currents and waves.
The resources that can be found on this site include
- QARTOD I
- The QARTOD I workshop report
- QARTOD I workshop presentations
- Links to other ocean QA/QC resources?
- A software repository?
- The QARTOD cookbook
: new user registration has changed from a self-registration process to an admin email request since there were issues with site spamming by bots.
Development of this site began in February, 2004. Please be patient as content is added.
- 15 February 2011
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