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Jonas Koefoed Rømer

EMODnet Thematic Lot n° 4 - Chemistry: Methodology for data QA/QC and DIVA products

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommissioned

  • Jean-Marie Beckers
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  • Luminita Buga
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  • Noelie Debray
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  • Lotta Fyrberg
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  • Julie Gatti
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  • Alessandra Giorgetti
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  • Giordano Giorgi
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  • Sissy Iona
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  • Martin Mørk Larsen
  • Marina Lipizer
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  • Jonas Koefoed Rømer
  • George Sarbu
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  • Dick Schaap
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  • Reiner Schlitzer
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  • Sylvain Watelet
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  • Magnus Wenzer
Data quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) is an important issue in oceanographic data management, especially for the creation of multidisciplinary and comprehensive databases which include data from different and/or unknown origin covering long time periods. The data-collection methods involve a wide range of instruments, water sample analyses and accuracies. Historical data are often deprived of any detailed information on analytical procedures, calibrations and confidence intervals. The adoption of appropriate QA/QC methodology as well as feedback from the scientific community will contribute considerably to the validation of large data collections. This report intends to be a reference manual for EMODnet Chemistry data QA/QC and the subsequent product generation. In fact, during the first data validation loop, each region adopted its own protocol and the results showed many inconsistent data quality flags and the need for coordination and harmonization of practices. A dedicated workshop was organized to review the different practices and agree on a common methodology for data QA/QC and Diva products generation for EMODnet Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2015
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Publication statusPublished - 2015

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