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SLGO is the first integrated ocean observing system in Canada.
Before going ahead with data collection, the following should be given consideration:
What? Identification of variables to be measured, nature & format of data, litterature review, analysis of existing/published data, sampling plan, experimental protocols, documentation;
When? Temporal coverage of the project, frequency of measurements/observations, work schedules;
Where? Spatial coverage of the project, sampling sites, sensor networks, laboratory spaces;
How much? Assessment of data volume to be produced and required archiving space;
How? Type of measurements/observations (in the field, at sea), laboratory experimentation and simulations, equipment, procedures, data entry protocols, calibration, quality control/assurance processes;
Who? Participants/staff: availability, skills, training. Data users: needs.