Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) & Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping Intercomparison (SOCOM)


The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) is an activity by the international marine carbon research community. It improves access to surface water CO2 date by regular releases of quality controlled and documented, synthesis fCO2 (fugacity of carbon dioxide) data products for the global oceans and coastal seas. SOCAT data products enable detection of changes in the ocean carbon sink. The SOCAT event has these aims: to release SOCAT version 3, to present the SOCAT automation system, to showcase SOCAT science, to update the SOCAT community on recent progress, to welcome new contributors and users, to enable discussion of SOCAT strategy and to set the SOCAT agenda.

The Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping Intercomparison (SOCOM) is a comparison of data-based air-sea CO2 flux estimates, many of them using SOCAT. Different methods are applied for interpolating sparse pCO2 (partial pressure of CO2) data in time and space. Approaches include interpolation, (multi-) linear regression, application of a neural network and biogeochemical process modelling. The methods have different characteristics, making them suitable for mapping different space- and time scales. The SOCOM initiative aims to identify common features in the mapping outcomes by different methods. The SOCOM event will showcase Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping Intercomparison.


Agenda is available **here**.
 
The event is open to all participants of the SOLAS OSC but extra registration by email is essential.


Please, send an email to solas-osc@geomar.de to register. 


 last modified on: August 2015