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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.


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


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

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Development of this site began in February, 2004. Please be patient as content is added.

JanetFredericks - 15 February 2011

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
QARTODIV_draftagenda.pdf manage 20.6 K 18 May 2006 - 20:48 JanetFredericks QARTOD_IV_draft051806.pdf
QARTOD2006_v9.pdf manage 6164.1 K 23 Apr 2007 - 17:49 JeremyCothran na
SevenLaws.pdf manage 35.9 K 20 Jul 2010 - 14:07 JanetFredericks QARTOD Seven Laws of Data Management (B Burnett)
QARTODVReport_Final2.pdf manage 9371.0 K 15 Feb 2011 - 14:46 JanetFredericks QARTOD_V Final Report

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