SDG 14.3 data portal launched

The International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE; WDS Network Member), international ocean acidification experts (including data managers), and the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network have supported the development of the indicator methodology tool, SDG 14.3.1 Data Portal, which is now freely available.

This SDG 14.3.1 Data Portal is a tool for the submission, collection, validation, storage, and sharing of ocean acidification data and metadata submitted towards the Sustainable Development Goal 14.3.1 Indicator: Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations.

The SDG Indicator 14.3.1 Methodology provides the necessary guidance on how to conduct ocean acidification observation, what to measure and how, providing best practice, and methods approved by the scientific ocean acidification community. It further offers support on how to and what types of datasets to submit to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, to ensure the production of quality-controlled global and possibly regional products.

International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE), 26 October 2020. Article and portal.

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