Workshop: A Practical introduction to marine monitoring hardware and procedures

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A three-day training course was organised at OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale) in Trieste, Italy for existing and novel instruments mainly focusing on biochemical measurements on carbonate species, sensors for ocean acidification, fluorometers, and automatic nitrate measurements. The course aimed to promote and to disseminate the FixO3 label to a wider group of responsible engaged in meteo-marine observation.

The training was target to less experienced users of hardware from various countries but also engaged participants from outside the FixO3 partnership and non-EU partners. The training focused on all steps of the use of the instruments from the calibration process and its set up to the downloading phase and data conversion process.

The 3-day workshop took place across various locations including the main building, laboratory and maintenance operations at locally deployed buoy.

The primary sessions in the workshop covered:

  • Methodologies of measurements of basic parameters
  • Overview of hardware and monitoring
  • Importance of accurate observational data
  • Calibration best practices and practical workshop
  • Data Quality Control
  • Demonstration of the deployment observational platforms and visit to the locally deployed buoy.

Presentations from the workshop:

Best Practices Related-to-mooring-setup (35.4 MiB)

Cardin European Initiatives (27.8 MiB)

Current Measurements Ursella (9.6 MiB)

GianiPresentationxFIXO3ver14sept2015 (5.6 MiB)

Gastables (372.2 KiB)

Italy PH Sensors (817.1 KiB)