23 Jun 2023
 | 23 Jun 2023
Status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal SP.

Data reporting and sharing for ocean alkalinity enhancement research

Li-Qing Jiang, Adam Subhas, Daniela Basso, Katja Fennel, and Jean-Pierre Gattuso

Abstract. Effective management of data is essential for successful ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) research, as it guarantees the long-term preservation, interoperability, discoverability, and accessibility of data. OAE research generates various types of data, such as discrete bottle measurements, autonomous measurements from surface underway and uncrewed platforms (e.g., moorings, Saildrones, gliders, Argo floats), physiological response studies (e.g., laboratory, mesocosms, and field experiments, and natural analogues), and model outputs. This chapter covers data and metadata standards for all these types of OAE data. As part of this study, existing data standards have been updated to accommodate OAE research needs, and a completely new physiological response data standard has been introduced. Additionally, an existing ocean acidification metadata template has been upgraded to be applicable to OAE research. This chapter also presents controlled vocabularies for OAE research, including types of studies, alkalinization methods, platforms, and instruments. These guidelines will aid OAE researchers in preparing their metadata and data for submission to permanent archives. Finally, the chapter provides information about available data assembly centers (DACs) that OAE researchers can utilize for their data needs.

Li-Qing Jiang et al.

Status: open (until 12 Oct 2023)

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Li-Qing Jiang et al.

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Short summary
This chapter offers comprehensive guidelines for ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) researchers on preparing their metadata and data for submission to long-term archives. These guidelines features data standards for a wide range of OAE study types and a metadata template that is universally applicable all major types of OAE studies. Controlled vocabularies for many groups of terms, including alkalinization methods, are provided. These guidelines are also applicable to ocean acidification data.