Sent by Trevor McDougall, IAPSO President
4 September, 2019
Call for IAPSO Best Practice Study Groups:- closing date is 15 November 2019.
IAPSO is issuing a Call for Best Practice Study Groups.
An IAPSO Best Practice Study Group will address an issue whose resolution will assist in the conduct of oceanographic research. In carrying out oceanographic research, a choice must frequently be made between a few options for measuring data, analysing data, processing software, or modelling a system. The reasons for choosing between competing methods are often not well documented and the relative strengths and weaknesses of these routes are usually not published or well known.
Where it is thought beneficial to bring together experts in competing methods to make detailed comparison then IAPSO may be willing to fund such a face-to-face meeting. There should be a definite prospect that such detailed comparison and discussions will result in an agreed position statement or guideline that outlines the relative strengths of the methods, procedures or software. These will help oceanographic researchers to make the best choices to, for example, analyse their data.
IAPSO is seeking to support two IAPSO Best Practice Study Groups in the 2019-2021 period. Each IAPSO Best Practice Study Group should arrange a meeting of several days' duration where consensus should be sought regarding the pros and cons of different techniques. Ideally, this consensus will result in a short technical guideline that will assist oceanographic researchers in making the best choices to, for example, analyse their data.
Attached is the Call. The closing date is 15 November 2019.
Trevor J McDougall AC FRS FAA
Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics & ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Australia
tel: +61 2 9385 3498 mob: +61 407 518 183
President of the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO)