OceanGliders Depth Average Currents (DACs) SOP

This GitHub repository is for the OceanGliders Depth Average Currents (DACs) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

Read the SOP here.

Everyone is welcome to join the SOP at any time.

Community review

The community review will be opened in mid 2022.

Who is invited to review?

Constructive feedback by anyone is welcome. We encourage both experts and new gliders users who are interested in depth average currents to provide feedback on the document. For example: Experts are welcome to critically assess the specific methods and uncertainty ranges outlined in the SOP. New users can help to improve the SOP by providing a feedback from the user perspective. Please let us know that you use the SOP.

How to contribute

See contributer guideline here

Next steps

  1. 4 months community review on GitHub starting in mid 2022

  2. Follow the requirements for the GOOS endorsement process as outline in Hermes 2020

  3. Depositing of first major SOP release at the Ocean Best Practice System (OBPS) + doi by OBPS.

  4. Submission of shorter version to Frontiers: Research Topic Best Practices in Ocean Observing for peer-review in mid 2022

The main SOP document will always reside in this GitHub repository to allow updates within the OceanGliders community at any time. After major revisions regular peer-reviewed updates are planned.


Do you have any questions related to depth average currents (DACs) measurements on gliders? Or do you struggle to comment the SOP document? Just raise a question here.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Generic License.

Code of Conduct

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