1st ICOS OTC pCO2 instrument inter-comparison exercise

When: 24. August - 04. September 2020
Where: Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Oostende, Belgium

In the recent years new technologies are involving and a whole new generation of sensors and instruments measuring pCO2 at the surface ocean and below entered the market. This spans from «classical» equilibrator based systems with new CO2 detectors to membrane based sensors that can be submerged.

The aim of this exercise is

  • the comparison of instruments and sensors that are (or will be) used within the ICOS community over a range of temperatures and pCO2.

  • to engage instrument suppliers to work together with the observational community to reach a high level of standardization in operating pCO2 sensors and instruments.

  • to give answers to the community of choosing the appropriate sensor for their application.

Please distribute this flyer about the exercise to interested colleagues.

Contact: ICOS OTC, Tobias Steinhoff (e-mail: tost@norceresearch.no)






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