The Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigation Program (GO-SHIP)

The Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigation Program, abbreviated GO-SHIP, aims ‘to develop a globally coordinated network of sustained hydrographic sections as part of the global ocean/climate observing system’  [http://www.go-ship.org/index.html]. Its principal areas of interest are the carbon cycle, hydrography, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems, and physical oceanography.

Guidelines on the collections of hydrographic data are provided in the ‘GO-SHIP Repeat Hydrography Manual: A Collection of Expert Reports and Guidelines’, IOCCP Report No. 14, ICPO Publication Series No. 134, Version 1 (2010)  [http://www.go-ship.org/HydroMan.html]. Each section is available for free download at the associated links.

Additional manuals and guides are provided from the Documents webpage. These include:

GO-SHIP Repeat Hydrography Manual;

WOCE Hydrographic Program Manual;

Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements (2008);

Ship of Opportunity Operations Guide (thermosalinograph installation and maintenance, XBTs, data transmission for underway variables, and like) (1999);

NOAA AOML Thermosalinograph Manual (2009);

Ocean CO2 Reference Material Program; and

Dissolved Organic Carbon CRMs.

Each of these is available for free download.      

A bibliography is also provided at the webpage [http://www.go-ship.org/Bib.html].