Sampling Educational Tools

Proper sampling is critical for ocean carbon

The PMEL carbon group is working with the international scientific community through the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) to improve the quality of ocean carbon measurements.

One way we have working to improve quality has been by helping to develop guides to best practices:

We also highly recommend the use of Certified Reference Materials (CRM) as a secondary check on data quality when making any inorganic carbon measurements.

For information on the best methods for collecting high-quality inorganic carbon samples, please download the Sampling Protocol document.