SOCAT
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A Collection of Surface Ocean CO2 Observations Quality Controlled by the Science Community
  The Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study   The International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project
  Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Escosystem Research  
  Version 4 Data Products: News

09/2016 - A description of SOCAT version 3 by Bakker et al. (2016) is available in Earth System Science Data.


09/2016 - Release of SOCAT v4. For more information, please see the release poster.

05/2016 - A manuscript on SOCAT version 3 is under review in Earth System Science Data Discussion

02/2016 - SOCAT and GLODAP has become a cartoon (made by Jo King)

09/2015 -
SOCAT/SOCOM event and release of SOCATv3 at the SOLAS Open Science Conference in Kiel, Germany. The event report can be found here.

03/2014 - SOCAT publication on SOCAT Version 2 by Bakker et al. is available in Earth System Science Data

06/2013 - SOCAT release of Version 2 and Science Highlights, side event at ICDC9, Beijing, China REPORT

04/2013 -
SOCAT publication about SOCAT and the SOCAT Gridded Product were published in Earth System Science Data

07/2012 - New member for the regional and global groups. More information can be found in the section 'About SOCAT'

07/2012 - SOCAT meeting about quality controlling SOCAT Version 2 and planning SOCAT automation was held in Tsukuba, Japan

06/2012 - SOCAT publication about SOCAT and the SOCAT Gridded Product were submitted to Earth System Science Data

06/2012 - Input database for SOCAT Version 2 is ready for quality control by regional groups

05/2012 - SOCAT automation meeting in Seattle, USA

03/2012 - Press release of SOCAT

03/2012 - Publication by Bakker et al.: Global synthesis products for assessing changes in the ocean carbon sink. EOS, TRANSACTIONS AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, VOL. 93, NO. 12, PAGE 125, 2012, doi:10.1029/2012EO120001

09/2011 - SOCAT version 1.5 was published

12/2010 - SOCAT input database version 1.3 was updated

07/2010 - SOCAT LAS version 2.5 was launched

09/2010 - Revised SOCAT Cookbook for secondary QC is available

07/2010 - Article in SOLAS News about the SOCAT Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean regional workshop

06/2010 - Revised MATLAB scripts for secondary QC are available 

06/2010 - SOCAT Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean regional workshop was held in Hobart, Australia Report

02/2010 - SOCAT LAS version 2.3 was launched

02/2010 - SOCAT Equatorial Pacific, North Pacific, and Indian Ocean regional workshop was held in Tokyo, Japan

10/2009 - SOCAT LAS version 2.2 was launched

06/2009 - SOCAT Atlantic and Southern Ocean regional workshop was held at UEA in Norwich, UK. SOCAT LAS version 2.0 was presented Report

05/2009 - SOCAT input database was updated (cruises were added and/or updated) since missing cruises were identified at the regional meeting. Initial input database for SOCAT version 1.3 was frozen - meaning that no more data will be added. The current input database consists of approx. 7.5 million surface CO2 measurements with a total of 2150 cruises

03/2009 - SOCAT Pacific regional workshop was held at NIES in Tsukuba, Japan. Live Access Server version 1.0 of SOCAT was presented by NOAA/PMEL

03/2009 - SOCAT version 1.2 is available for secondary QC. The input database was updated (cruises were added and/or updated) since missing cruises were identified at the regional meeting

01/2009 - SOCAT coastal regional workshop was held at IFM/GEOMAR in Kiel, Germany

12/2008 - SOCAT version 1.1 is available for secondary QC. The input database was updated (cruises were added and/or updated)

06/2008 - Second technical meeting was held at UNESCO, Paris. NOAA/PMEL agreed on setting up a LAS (Live Access Server) version of SOCAT which will be used for secondary QC and at a later point for distribution

06/2008 - SOCAT input database was updated (cruises were added and/or updated)

12/2007 - SOCAT input database was updated (cruises were added and/or updated)

12/2007 - First technical meeting was held in Bremen, Germany, along with the 3rd annual CARBOOCEAN meeting to agree on 1st level QC for the data set and decide on a way forward for the 2nd level QC issues

08/2007 - First version of the SOCAT input database was compiled at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research holding approx. 4.5 million surface CO2 measurements with a total of 1250 cruises

04/2007 - At the "Surface Ocean CO2 Variability and Vulnerability" (SOCOVV) workshop at UNESCO, Paris. Participants agreed to establish a global surface CO2 data set that brings together all publicly available data in a common format. SOCAT was initialized and regional groups established 
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