Journal

Efficient monitoring and predicting of the oceans state and its evolution is a collaborative effort of global, national and local dimension. The first and foremost requirement for such collaborative ocean observing is the need to follow well-defined and reproducible methods across activities – collectively labelled: “Ocean Best Practices” (OBP).

WHY PUBLISH?

It is often asked why publish best practices, when the observations, analyses and research are already published. The data is expected to be published in these efforts. Yet if the methods used are not included, the results are harder to understand and to reproduce. To support reproducibility and interoperability, a section (Research Topic) of the Frontiers in Marine Science called “Best Practices in Ocean Observing” has been created as a peer reviewed place to share best practices. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/7173/best-practices-in-ocean-observing

FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE RESEARCH TOPIC – BEST PRACTICES

The Journal solicits papers describing quality methodologies over the entire range of ocean observing and addressing the challenges of improving observing capabilities (including observations, data management and applications) and interoperability.

EDITORS

The Journal is managed by an editorial team of an editor and four co-editors.


Johannes Karstensen
(lead editor)


Pier Luigi Buttigieg

Marion Gehlen

Juliet Hermes

Jay Pearlman

SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

To submit a manuscript, go to Best Practices in Ocean Observing and click “submit”.

Articles can be up to 12000 words depending on the type of article. The papers published are shown on the Journal web page.  Readers get free access to the article from the web

Publishing is the best dissemination channel either as  a best practice document deposited into the Ocean Best Practices System or publishing an article about a best practice in this peer reviewed journal.

FRONTIER JOURNAL ARTICLES

A listing of articles can be viewed at https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/7173/best-practices-in-ocean-observing#articles

For further information, please contact obpcommunity@oceanbestpractices.org.