This topic consists of a set of lectures devoted to individual parameters covered in this course. The first lecture by Craig Neill gives an overview of the calibration and validation steps in general. This is followed by a lecture focused on oxygen sensors by Craig Neill, and a lecture focused on bio-optical sensors by Giorgio Dall’Olmo and Nathan Briggs.
Two lectures focused on pH sensors by Phil Bresnahan and Dariia Atamanchuk discuss the essential components of QA/QC process of in situ pH measurements. The recent literature on the topic is used to exemplify the approach to quality control. Students will learn the inherent errors in multiple measurement techniques.
The lecture focused on pCO2 sensors by Ingunn Skjelvan discusses the requirements for calibration and validations, e.g. reference systems, reference material, and standard operational procedures. Calibration and validation of some specific CO2 sensors are presented, and in situ validation by discrete sampling and the quality of calculated CO2 data are also discussed.