The Global Oceanographic Data Archaeology and Rescue Project (GODAR): Sea Level Data Proposal
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At its meeting in May 1999, the IOC Group of Experts on the Global Sea Level Observing System (GE-GLOSS) discussed the need for data archaeology of historic sea level records in order to possibly extend existing time series and/or gain access to observations which are not in digital form. Following on from this, a member of the GE-GLOSS attended the GODAR Review Conference in Silver Spring, Maryland in July 1999, and suggested that sea-level data also be included in the GODAR project. The GODAR sea level proposal is this. In many countries there are considerable amounts of historical sea level data in paper form such as charts or tabulations. These need to be computerised (a) as a backup for data security, and (b) so that they can be subject to modern quality control and data analysis. The data can then be used for the various GLOSS-related activities described in the GLOSS Implementation Plan (e.g. GLOSS-altimetry (ALT), GLOSS-long term trends (LTT) etc.).