A status assessment of selected data synthesis products for ocean biogeochemistry

Lange, Nico, Tanhua, Toste, Pfeil, Benjamin, Bange, Hermann W., Lauvset, Siv K., Grégoire, Marilaure, Bakker, Dorothee C. E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9234-5337, Jones, Steve D., Fiedler, Björn, O’brien, Kevin M. and Körtzinger, Arne (2023) A status assessment of selected data synthesis products for ocean biogeochemistry. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2296-7745

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Ocean data synthesis products for specific biogeochemical essential ocean variables have the potential to facilitate today’s biogeochemical ocean data usage and comply with the Findable Accessible Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data principles. The products constitute key outputs from the Global Ocean Observation System, laying the observational foundation for information and services regarding climate and environmental status of the ocean. Using the Framework of Ocean Observing (FOO) readiness level concept, we present an evaluation framework for biogeochemical data synthesis products, which enables a systematic assessment of each product’s maturity. A new criteria catalog provides the foundation for assigning scores to the nine FOO readiness levels. As an example, we apply the assessment to four existing biogeochemical essential ocean variables data products. In descending readiness level order these are: The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT); the Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP); the MarinE MethanE and NiTrous Oxide (MEMENTO) data product and the Global Ocean Oxygen Database and ATlas (GO2DAT). Recognizing that the importance of adequate and comprehensive data from the essential ocean variables will grow, we recommend using this assessment framework to guide the biogeochemical data synthesis activities in their development. Moreover, we envision an overarching cross-platform FAIR biogeochemical data management system that sustainably supports the products individually and creates an integrated biogeochemical essential ocean variables data synthesis product; in short a system that provides truly comparable and FAIR data of the entire biogeochemical essential ocean variables spectrum.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2023 08:31
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2023 00:55
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/92250
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1078908


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