Data Submission and Quality Control

For submitting data and for quality control of data, please, go to If you do not have an account please request one by sending a mail to

Data submissions must always be accompanied by metadata. SOCAT follows the metadata requirements as defined for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 14.3.1 (“Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations”) and its related methodology.
Please use the metadata template. In case detailed information is needed please read the instructions or visit the SDG 14.3.1 data portal.

For more information on how to submit or quality control data, please go to the SOCAT help page.

  • Data submission for SOCATv2021: 15th of January 2021
  • Quality control for SOCATv2021: 31st of March 2021
Time line
  • Aim for release of SOCATv2021: 16th of June 2021