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New Website for CDIAC Ocean Project Coming Soon  
 Alex  Kozyr. 2006.

As part of CDIAC’s continuing ocean data efforts, CDIAC will soon launch a website for the CO2 Moorings and Time-series Project. The website will provide information about existing and planned moorings and time-series locations, and will provide access to data from 121 existing stations. The research conducted was one of a series of repeat hydrography sections.

Addition links on this article: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/oceans/Moorings/moorings.html

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Ocean Biodiversity Informatics '07  
 The Editor. 2006.

An Ocean Biodiversity Informatics conference (OBI'07) is proposed for Nov. 26-28, 2007 at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada. The unifying theme for this conference will be enhancing data quality assurance as well as extending the range of information products that biodiversity informatics practitioners must be developing and delivering to satisfy the needs of users on many different levels (e.g. general public, academics, decision makers, and industry). In other words, translating the data housed in databases into products that are useful for society in general and decision makers in particular. Our primary challenge will be to see ocean biodiversity data made useful beyond satisfying the curiosity of the principal investigator.

Addition links on this article: http://www.iobis.org/Members/brantonb/obi07/OBI_poster.htm

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PICES 15th Annual Meeting Boundary current ecosystems  
 The  Editor. 2006.

The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) announces its Fifteenth Annual Meeting to be held October 13 - 22, 2006, at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, in Yokohama, Japan. The meeting is hosted by the Government of Japan, in cooperation with the Fisheries Research Agency, in coordination with the PICES Secretariat.

Addition links on this article: http://pices.int/meetings/annual/PICES15/background.aspx

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Web-Accessible Visualization and Extraction System (WAVES) for Oceanographic Data   
Misha Krassovski and   Alex Kozyr. 2006.

WAVES, a web-based, database driven tool for oceanographic data (discrete measurements only at this time) extraction, is now available through CDIAC web page for use (http://cdiac3.ornl.gov/waves/). It lets users choose what kind of data they want to get and format. The interface has only one front page and all on-screen results are shown in a new window. The main page is divided in sections that help to navigate and keep different types of parameters grouped. In Query Parameters section users can set up searches for criteria and limitations. Single parameters, for example temperature from/to: 25oC, can be used as well as a range of parameters, e.g. temperature from: 20oC to: 25oC. The data location coordinates can be entered manually or by dragging a box on the map (icon with "i"). Map is tightened to Geographical Region, Section, and Cruise ID drop-down-menus and all changes are reflected on the map.

The output parameters section has list of all variables that can be extracted from the database. By clicking a checkbox next to the variable name, users may choose parameters that they need or chose all parameters clicking on "Check All" box. The format in which requested information will be presented is set up in the Output Form section. Users have options to get it as an on-screen table, as a downloadable file (CSV, TSV, NetCDF formats), or as an on-screen property-property plots.

The interactive map is designed to provide the metadata information which displayed in the clickable Metadata section by using an Information mode (icon with "i"). Users can receive metadata information by clicking on a cruise line, or by dragging a box in the research area of the map. The access to metadata provided through the same interface uses the background connection to metadata search engine Mercury. The map has also a Navigation mode (icon with palm). In Navigation mode, users can move map around (by dragging), zoom it in (icon with +), zoom it out (icon with -), and see the whole extend (icon with an arrow).

Architecture of WAVES is based on the following components: php engine, MySQL database, Subsys_JsHttpRequest library, Minnesota Map server, and ka-Map server. Php engine with DHTML and JavaScript is used as the main tool for interface creation, data extraction and forming results pages.

Addition links on this article: http://cdiac3.ornl.gov/waves

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Carbon Dioxide, Hydrographic, and Chemical Data Obtained During the R/V Maurice Ewing Cruise in the Atlantic Ocean (WOCE Section A17, 4 January21 - March 1994  
Dr. A. Rios et al. 2005.
Prepared by Alex Kozyr, CDIAC

The procedures and methods used to measure total carbon dioxide (TCO2), total alkalinity (TALK), and pH at hydrographic stations during the R/V Maurice Ewing cruise in the South Atlantic Ocean on the A17 WOCE section has been published.

For more information contact: kozyra@ornl.gov
Addition links on this article: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/oceans/ndp_084/ndp084.html

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CDIAC develops Live Access Server (LAH) for GLODAP   
Mr. Alex Kozyr. 2005.

CDIAC recently developed and put online LAH (Live Access Server software), a highly configurable Web server designed to provide flexible access to geo-referenced scientific data, for the GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP), a cooperative effort to coordinate global synthesis projects which are funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study - Synthesis and Modeling Project (JGOFS-SMP).

Addition links on this article: http://cdiac3.ornl.gov/las/servlets/dataset