Cross-Cutting and Testing
The technologies and processes developed in Themes 1-3 are only effective if they are properly and thoroughly tested across an appropriately representative cross section of current and emerging platforms. What’s more, TechOceanS is only one project in a rapidly evolving field of research. Regardless of where they’re being developed, as sensors become smaller, cheaper and platforms more autonomous, affordable and numerous, the amount of data will continue to grow, driving the need for standardisation and best practices.
This theme will make progress in applying data standards and documenting best practices for autonomous platforms and novel sensors and data types. In this way, Theme 4 will not only perform suitable cross-cutting tests and develop best practices for TechOceanS technologies, but will also contribute to the advancement of the body of knowledge in this sector, improving the accessibility and reliability of oceanographic data overall.