EU Horizon 2020 project

A large scale EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation project contributing to the Trans-Atlantic Research Alliance and GEO.

62 Partners, 18 Countries

International integration of Atlantic ocean observing activities – further supporters / members are welcome.

Task 2.1


Lead: GEOMAR (Toste Tanhua)

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The Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Programme (GO-SHIP) task, will expand present GO-SHIP spatial coverage, in particular in the South Atlantic, by working with other (than GO-SHIP) hydrographic efforts but ensure GO-SHIP data collection and handling standards [GEOMAR, IOC]. A new coordination office for Atlantic hydrographic surveys will be established to keep records of past and upcoming surveys and identify and address data overlaps, duplications and gaps. A Hydrography Coordination Team will be formed to provide guidance for hydrographic surveys [GEOMAR, IOC, IO PAN] and provide a link to Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) and International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP ) efforts to adopt coherent standards for European carbon observations and carbon data products [D2.7; GEOMAR, Ifremer, UNEXE]. A network of experienced laboratories in Europe will be set up and specialized to service the AtlantOS observational system with quality measurements of transient tracer and carbonate measurements. The central facility will support the quality assurance of on-going surveys and perform Quality Control (QC) procedures [D2.6; CSIC, IOC].


D2.6 GO-SHIP Software and Manuals: Software packages and best practice manuals and knowledge transfer for sustained quality control of hydrographic sections in the Atlantic. PM45

D2.7 Report on Tracers, Carbon and ADCPs: Report on transient tracer, carbonate system variables and ADCP data from hydrographic sections and a system to sustain these observations past AtlantOS on key hydrographic sections.PM45