|What do we do? - Training|
The need for standardised protocols and reporting of data is crucial for meaningful comparisons and collaboration within the field of ocean acidification. EPOCA organised this fall, together with the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP,) the US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB), and the Kiel Excellence Cluster ‘The Future Ocean’, an international research workshop on best practices for ocean acidification research (19-21 November 2008 in Kiel, Germany; chair: Ulf Riebesell). The following topics were covered: seawater carbonate chemistry, experimental design of perturbation experiments, measurements of CO2-sensitive processes and data reporting and usage. The workshop participants (approximately 40 scientist from 10 countries) are in the process of producing a Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting. The draft guide will be made available on-line for an open 2 month community review period before publication.