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IOCCP Summer Course on biogeochemical sensors at Sven Lovén Center for Marine Sciences in Kristineberg (22 June - 1 July 2015, Sweden)

22
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2015
 

The IOCCP is pleased to offer a 10-day international Summer Course on best practices for selected biogeochemical sensors (oxygen, pH, pCO2, nitrate). The course will be held at the Sven Lovén Center for Marine Sciences in Kristineberg, Sweden, June 22-July 1, 2015. The goal of the course is to further develop proficiency in the use of a suite of biogeochemical sensors and to improve the quality of the data currently generated by autonomous biogeochemical sensors. This intensive, 10-day Summer Course will provide trainees with lectures, hands-on in-situ and laboratory experiences, and informal interactions to improve in-depth knowledge on instrument know-how, troubleshooting, data management, data reduction and quality control. Limited travel support will be available for selected participants (details in section 5 of the application form).

Deadline for applications: 23 January 2015

 

Lectures and practicals will include the following themes:
  *   Scientific importance of instrumenting our oceans
  *   Basic theory of sensors
  *   Interfacing sensors
  *   Overview of bio-optical sensors
  *   Key oceanographic characteristics determining the choice of sensors
  *   All that you need to know about sensor deployment
  *   Getting the most out of your data: the importance of sensor co-location
  *   The carbonate system and the difficulties in measuring it
  *   Elusive oxygen - how do we accurately measure it?
  *   Sensor calibration and validation
  *   Developing real-time and delayed mode procedures for data delivery
  *   Getting the data: the good, the bad and the weird
  *   Data quality control and making the data available
  *   Biofouling
  *   Dogs and cats: can models and measurements get along?
  *   Emerging technologies: benchtop and deployable
Practicals will include:
  *   deployment and recovery of autonomous sensors off the pier and at the Koljoe Fjord observatory on board of the R/V Skagerak
  *   water sampling for calibration/validation
  *   lab-based sensors calibration using benchtop instruments
  *   data reduction and data quality control sessions
  *   troubleshooting

 

More info: http://www.ioccp.org/sensorscourse