Chemical Reference Materials: Setting the Standards for Ocean Science is
part of an evolving body of work being conducted by scientists and research
sponsors interested in ensuring the quality control of oceanographic
data. Chemical data collected during ongoing and future global
oceanographic studies and time-series efforts must be comparable over
time and among laboratories.
Oceanography is a very complex science.
Its field study, the knowledge of the oceans and the seas and their physical and
biological characteristics, is fundamental to comprehend many oceanographic and
ecological aspects that directly influence the human life and the planet health.
From micro-scale, like coastal processes, to macro-scale, like Global Change, the
oceans, the seas and the marine life, play the main role to maintain the earth
equilibrium, both from a physical and a chemical point of view (e.g. carbon cycle and
water masses dynamic)....