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A worldwide system of deepwater reference stations providing: High resolution measurements; The full depth of the ocean; Multi-year time scales; Dozens of variables; Real-time data access

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OceanSITES 2014: Data Management and Steering Committee Meeting
3-6 November 2014 Hotel Armação - Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil
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OceanSITES 2013: Data Management and Steering Committee Meeting
27-30 May 2013 Seoul, Korea
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OceanSITES is a worldwide system of long-term, open-ocean reference stations measuring dozens of variables and monitoring the full depth of the ocean from air-sea interactions down to the seafloor. It is a network of stations or observatories measuring many aspects of the ocean's surface and water column using, where possible, automated systems with advanced sensors and telecommunications systems, yielding high time resolution, often in real-time, while building a long record. Observations cover meteorology, physical oceanography, transport of water, biogeochemistry, and parameters relevant to the carbon cycle, ocean acidification, the ecosystem, and geophysics.

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