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Third Workshop on the Quality Assurance of Real-Time Data (QARTOD III)

November 2 4, 2005

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

La Jolla, CA

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QARTOD is a continuing multi-agency effort to address the quality assurance and quality control issues of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) community. The first workshop 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. The workshop resulted in a report which summarized the recommendations on these issues and on future workshops. QARTOD II (second workshop) was held February 28-March 2, 2005 in Norfolk, VA. This workshop focused on wave and current measurements and their unique calibration, metadata and QA/QC needs. A final report is in the process of being published. Presentations and results of breakout sessions are posted here. QARTOD III is scheduled to occur on November 2-4, 2005 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.

The QARTOD III workshop will address the challenges related to the distribution and description of real-time ocean data. One of the primary challenges facing the ocean community will be the fast and accurate assessment of the quality of the data streaming from the IOOS partner systems. Operational data aggregation and assembly from distributed data sources will be essential to the ability to adequately describe and predict the physical, chemical and biological state of the coastal ocean. These activities demand a trustworthy and consistent quality description for every observation distributed as part of IOOS. The intent of QARTOD III is to develop quality descriptions for parameters such as waves, currents, wind, sea surface temperature and salinity.


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA


The agenda is being developed now. The following link has the latest version

Draft agenda as word as pdf


A block of rooms have been reserved at two nearby hotels:

The Sea Lodge @ $119/night

(choose the Sea Lodge from the left column)

Tel: 1-800-640-7702


Reservations for rooms at the Sea Lodge will be held at the QARTOD rate until the following dates:

October 1, 2005 - 20 Rooms

October 7, 2005 - 15 Rooms

October 14, 2005 - 10 Rooms

Hotel La Jolla @ $139/night

Tel: 1-800-666-0261



Reservations for rooms at the Hotel La Jolla will be held at the QARTOD rate until the following date:

October 7, 2005 - 40 Rooms

Please mention "SIO-QARTOD" when making your reservations in order to receive the preferred rate.


Flights should be arranged to San Diego Airport (airport code SAN). The airport is a 30 minute cab ride to the conference location.


Materials for the meeting will be located at

Local Coordinators and point of contact

Primary contact and conference facilitator is Katie Borton at 858-534-3032 or who will provide staff support for the workshop.

Secondary contact is Julie Thomas at 858-534-3034 or
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