Environmental Bio-geochemical Assets


The definition of standard methodologies, reference collections, technologies and quality control for BioGeoChemical (BGC) data typical of specific environmental assets (soil, water, air) is a major challenge for addressing fundamental scientific questions and improving our understanding of earth and environmental conditions and dynamics. This Use Case will focus on a crucial challenge for different environmental frameworks and, moreover, includes methodological issues that are of interest for the entire project and to a wider audience.

Ocean Bio-geochemical Observation Pilot:

ocean biogeochemical

The observation of marine biogeochemical processes (BGC) is useful to monitor and understand the dramatic changes influencing ecosystem functioning and ocean health accompanying ecosystem dynamics and tracing the negative effect of human practice on environmental global changes. Today, BGC sensors are deployed in the global ocean through various platforms (floats, gliders, sea mammals, moorings, etc.) by observing networks under GOOS-OCG international coordination (Global Ocean Observing System - Observations Coordination Group).

Current limitations and needs Even if distinct data sources, well-defined methodologies and best practices exist for BGC sensors deployed in the global and coastal ocean through various platforms, a massive, high-performance, distributed data infrastructure to combine in situ, satellite and model data is still lacking.

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Data & Repositories Argo; Copernicus; WOD; SDN; Glodpa; Carimer; Fiducial Data (CTD, bottle) Copernicus; ERA; NCEP Copernicus; Globcolor Armor 3D; ISAS; GEBCO.
Analytical Services BGC Marine data QC workbench (for data scientists): VRE and QC and QA toolboxes (code for adjustment, validation, alerts, file writing with FAIR format) for BGC data.
FAIR-EASE impacts The project is expected to provide a common QA/QC platform to the whole BGC community to enhance the BGC data quality and address fundamental scientific questions and needs for ocean resource management.