The Fifth Workshop on the QC/QA of Real-Time Data
November 16 - 19, 2009
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
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
QARTOD III was held on November 2-4, 2005 at Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, La Jolla, CA. It continued the work on waves and current
measurements, as well as commencing work on CTD measurements and HF
Radar. The final report can be reviewed
QARTOD IV was held at the [[http://www.whoi.edu][Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution]], June 21 - 23, 2006, addressing the
challenges related to the collection, distribution and description of
real-time ocean data.
The intent of QARTOD V is to report on the recommended quality control
tests for parameters such as CTD and dissolved oxygen (DO) and to
review and approve the Q2O implementation of QC tests for waves and /in
Hope to see you there.
The Agenda is posted below. Please indicate your interests on the
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Omni. (see registration page
for details) You must make hotel reservations by
October 9, 2009.
Information about hotel reservation and workshop registration can be found here
1. If flying, you need to arrive at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL).
2. Once there, you have two suggested options:
• MARTA Train Service ($1.75) (http://www.itsmarta.com/
) This service will take you from the airport to the Philips Arena/Georgia World Congress Center. The hotel is attached to the Philips Arena;
• Atlanta Link Airport Shuttle ($16) (http://www.theatlantalink.com/
) This shuttle will take you directly to the hotel.
*Agenda is attached below.
* Below are QARTOD recommendations submitted to the IOOS DMAC for adoption.
QARTOD Waves recommended test can be found here.
QARTOD In Situ Currents QC recommendations can be found here
Registration Information & Hotel Arrangements:
Sue Sligh at
Technical Content: Bill Burnett at 508-289-2573
- 25 August 2009