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COMMUNITY WHITE PAPER10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.83

The Data Management System for the Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS) Initiative

Shawn R. Smith(1), Jacob Rettig(1), Jeremy Rolph(1), Jiangyi Hu(1), Elizabeth C. Kent(2), Eric Schulz(3), Ruslan Verein(3), Steven Rutz(4), Chris Paver(4)

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The Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS) initiative focuses on improving the quality of, and access to, surface marine meteorological and oceanographic data collected in-situ by automated instrumentation on research vessels (RVs). The data management system, from collection to archive, is described along with the benefits of the initiative, providing a model for future underway data collection. Recommendations are made for expanding the current initiative to the wider international community.

1Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2840, USA
2National Oceanography Centre, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom
3Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Bureau of Meteorology, GPO Box 1289, (700 Collins Street Docklands), Melbourne Vic 3001 Australia
4National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Oceanographic Data Center (NOAA/NODC) E/OC1, 1315 East West Highway, 4th Floor Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282. USA

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: smith@coaps.fsu.edu

This paper shall be cited as:

Smith, S. & Co-Authors (2010). "The Data Management System for the Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS) Initiative" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.83

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