Standards and Best Practice

Best Practice Documents:

The DBCP Technical Document series makes up an important part of the standards and best practice documentation.

JCOMM and the WMO Integrated Global Observing Systems (WIGOS »), is seeking increased collaboration with partner organisations towards the objective of harmonized standards, and better traceability of observations to standards.
The JCOMM Catalogue of Practices and Standards is available via http://bestpractice.iode.org/ » . There are also documented standards and guidelines on the Ocean Standards website ».

The DBCP is contributing to this effort by compiling this draft list of documents available, to identify gaps in the documentation and where documents need to be updated:


Drifting Buoys
Moored Buoys
Deployment techniques
 
Sensors and Instrument Calibration
Manufacture
Packaging techniques
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Satellite telecomm's
Message formats

TAO, PIRATA, RAMA Formats

  • ATLAS - Argos, Argos-3 templates
  • FLEX - Iridium

TRITON Format

  • Argos template
  • Argos-3 template
Quality Control

Biogeochemical QC : OceanSITES etc

 

 

Real Time
Quality Control

 

GTS dissemination
Metadata - platform and instrument
http://www.odas.org.cn/
Archiving (ISDM, ...)
  • JCOMM Data Management Cookbook (The Oceanographer's and Marine Meteorologist's Cookbook for Submitting Data in Real Time and In Delayed Mode). Some sections of this document under construction.
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Delayed mode quality control
GDP
ISDM
OceanSITES DACs
Data (archive) sharing - Portals
Buoy Retrieval
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Anti-vandalism