Meeting Archives

Q2O Meetings
The September 2010 DataModel/OOSTethys Workshop was attended by 8 people to develop strategies for integrating Q2O best practices into Q2O standards and user guides. The workshop was held in Memphis, TN, Sept 14-16, 2010.

The April 2010 CTD/DO Domain Expert Workshop was attended by 20 people from various public and private institutions throughout the US. We were hosted by the University of South Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute, April 19-22.
Participants were briefed on the accomplishments of the Q2O project and the status of the OGC Sensor Web Enablement status. Use cases were discussed and a process chain for quality control of real-time CTD and DO was documented. There was a good discussion on the report presented on the "IODE Workshop on Quality Control of Chemical Oceanographic Data Collections" and its relevance to data providers. The group was also briefed on the MMI Ontology Development initiative. There was a lot of enthusiasm for the OOSTethys Cookbooks and integration of referenced vocabularies and QC flags, along with the capabilities of mapping amongst flagging conventions. The team also agreed that indicators of processing status from data providers, as well as data collectors is important and that these pieces of information should be carried through the lifetime of the data.

International Marine Data and Information Systems Workshop

March - 2010 - presentation on Q2O by Janet Fredericks (20 minutes)

The March 2009 In Situ Currents Domain Expert Workshop was attended by 14 people from various public and private institutions throughout the US. We were hosted by Stennis (NCDDC). March 10-12.

The workshop brought in NOAA NDBC contractors and staff to work with manufacturers to discuss integration of QC descriptions for acoustic Doppler wave and currents. Manufacturers software and hardware specifications were reviewed and summarized. Recommendations for demonstration projects were outlined.

November 2008 OOSSI Workshop sponsored by MMI, Q2O and GCOOS. It was attended by about 60 people from various public and private institutions throughout the world.
The meeting was held from November 17-20 at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Foothills Lab, Boulder, CO. The meeting provided an opportunity for Q2O to present its waves implementation to a broader community and enabled Q2O participants to further familiarize the team with MMI tools and the ORR registry. The Marine Metadata Interoperability (MMI) web pages include the agenda and additional meeting information. A partial list of attendees is attached.

August 2008 Interoperability Planning Workshop
Sponsored by Q2O, GCOOS and MMI to present background information to a group of approximately 40 invited guests in preparation for implementing ocean observing systems -- the Q2O component will present a data model for implementing QA/QC and demonstrate waves Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) profiles for review

Hosted at the National Space Science and Technology Center, University of Alabama at Huntsville

Download Agenda here.

Preliminary Waves/Currents Meeting - June 18-19, 2008, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was attended by more than 40 oceanographers, data managers and manufacturers to discuss conceptually how to integrate information on data quality into web services.

The first meeting of the QARTOD to OGC (Q2O) effort was held Tuesday morning, February 26th, through noon on Thursday, February 28th, 2008. Our host was the NOAA NCDDC at the Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.

The 25 attendees included leaders from each of the following groups: OGC, QARTOD, OOSTETHYS and MMI. The workshop provided a half-day tutorial on OGC/Sensor Web Enablement; an overview of the current status of each of the QARTOD focus areas; and updates on current efforts in interoperability. The goal of the workshop was to orient the various groups in our effort to specifically implement QA/QC standards developed and accepted by the QARTOD participants through the OGC SWE and to enable each of the groups to work in parallel on our efforts to implement QA/QC methods into our interoperability sites.