Overview: Producing data that can be effectively compared across space and time is a critical aspect to developing an international microbial biogeochemistry collaborative program. Intercalibration activities, involving validation of precision and accuracy and the development of intercomparison standards, are foundational to the production of interoperable data. With BioGeoSCAPES aiming to launch mid-decade further progress must be made to ensure high quality data collection. This virtual panel will hear perspectives from a variety of communities (nucleic acids, metabolomics, proteomics, rates) and encourage brainstorming through small group discussions. This panel discussion initiates the pre-work effort building towards an eventual in person BioGeoSCAPES workshop in the coming years.
Funding for this workshop was provided by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Accelnet Program (OISE 2201571). Workshop coordination was provided by the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Project Office. Hosting and local support was also provided by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).