Working Group 4: Data collection and quality control
  • Acronym: WG 4
  • Parent Committee: SB
  • Term: Oct. 1992 - Oct. 1994
  • Co-Chairs:
    Skip McKinnell (Canada)
    De-Quan Yang (China)
Terms of Reference
  1. Identify existing international programs and standards relevant to data exchange within the PICES region;
  2. Identify data sets which are available and suitable for exchange, and which would contribute to identified PICES goals;
  3. Recommend on exchange protocols for these data sets, and for data sets generated by new programs related to PICES objectives;
  4. Advise on quality control procedures and production of reference data sets in support of the scientific objective of PICES.
Annual Meetings


1994, 1993

Skip McKinnell
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Road,
Nanaimo, B.C.,
Canada. V9R 5K6
Robert C.H. Wilson
Data Assessment
Institute of Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 6000,
Sidney, B.C.,
Canada. V8L 4B2
Shim Tani
Japan Oceanographic Data Center
Hydorgraphic Department
Japan Maritime Safety Agency
3-1 Tsukiji 5-chome, Chuo-ku,
Japan. 104
Hiroyuki Tsubota
Ocean Flux Study Project
Kansai Environmental Engineering Center Co. Ltd.
3-39 Nakazaki-nishi 2-chome,
Kita-ku, Osaka,
Japan. 530
Takeshi Uji
Oceanographical Division
Marine Department
Japan Meteorological Agency
1-3-4 Otemachi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Japan. 100
De-Quan Yang
National Marine Data and Information Service
93 Liuwei Road, Hedong District,
People’s Republic of China. 300171
Xian-Yong Zhao
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Road
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China. 266071
Eddie Bernard
Loh-Lee. Low
Resource Ecology and Fishery Management
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way NE,
Seattle, WA 98115-0070
SidneyD. Stillwaug
National Oceanographic Data Center Liaison Office / NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way NE,
Seattle, WA 98115-0070