Updated Repeat Hydrography Manual Now Available On-line | POGO

Updated Repeat Hydrography Manual Now Available On-line

The Global Ocean Ship-based Repeat Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) was developed to provide a sustained coordination mechanism for global repeat hydrography as outlined in the GO-SHIP strategy (available online at: http://www.go-ship.org/Docs/IOCTS89_GOSHIP.pdf. Central to this coordination is ensuring that measurements made by different groups are comparable, compatible, and of the highest quality possible.

One early priority for GO-SHIP was to revise the 1994 WOCE Hydrographic Programme manual. In the 15 years since the original publication of the manual, many methods and techniques have changed and new sensors have been developed. The GO-SHIP Repeat Hydrography Manual: A Collection of Expert Reports and Guidelines (www.go-ship.org/HydroMan.html) provides detailed instructions for the high quality collection and analysis techniques of numerous ocean parameters, both physical and biogeochemical.

Sixteen chapters covering CTD methods, discrete samples, and underway measurements have been reviewed and revised by more than 50 experts. Chapters have been through a period of open community review and have also been reviewed through a peer-review process. While most chapters were written specifically for this new version of the manual, several chapters are recently published guides that have been adopted as the GO-SHIP reference for specific variables.

The GO-SHIP sponsors and committee members would like to thank all authors and reviewers for their contributions to this important effort.


Bernadette Sloyan (CSIRO, Australia) – Co-chair

Christopher Sabine (NOAA PMEL, USA) – Co-chair

Masao Fukasawa (JAMSTEC, Japan)

Nicolas Gruber (ETH-Z, Switzerland)

Masao Ishii (MRI-JMA, Japan)

Brian King (NOCS, UK)

Lynne Talley (SIO, USA)

Toste Tanhua (IFM-GEOMAR, Germany)

Richard Feely (NOAA PMEL, USA) – ex-officio


IOC-SCOR International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP): Maria Hood, Kathy Tedesco, Ed Urban

Climate Variability and Predictability Project (CLIVAR): Kate Stansfield, Howard Cattle, Nico Caltabiano

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