Russ Davis: 1941 – 2022

Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego remember Russ Davis and his scientific and engineering accomplishments. There will be a memorial service at Scripps in 2023. Members of the research community are invited to add tributes to Russ Davis. Please submit them to

Argo thesis list updated

Students continue using Argo data in their dissertations.  There are now 435 thesis citations!

Argo wins IEEE Corporate Innovation Award

Argo was awarded the IEEE Corporate Innovation Award in the spring of 2022.  The award was “For innovation in large-scale autonomous observations in oceanography with global impacts in marine and climate science and technology.”  The Argo Program would like to thank both IEEE for this award and all the many, many people who have contributed to Argo over the years … Read More

Remembering Russ Davis

We are saddened to announce the passing of Russ Davis on June 9, 2022. He was 81 years old and a retired professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography where he was a distinguished research oceanographer.  Among his accomplishments was the development of both the SOLO float which was one of the original Argo floats and Spray gliders at the Instrument … Read More

Argo receives IEEE Corporate Innovation Award

Watch the award ceremony clip of Susan Wijffels and Megan Scanderbeg accepting the IEEE Corporate Innovation Award on behalf of Argo. Pictures of the event and award to be posted soon! Thank you to IEEE for this recognition.  

Argo featured in CBS Sunday Morning animation

This animation exploring how oceans absorbing heat is affecting our climate features Argo. The video is featured in the ‘short programs’ section of the website:

Argo bibliography updated

The Argo bibliography, BGC Argo Mission bibliography and Deep Argo Mission bibliography have all been updated.  Stay tuned for a list of the most highly cited Argo papers coming soon.

New English version of Oceans Connectes website is available

Visit to read and see media coverage on ocean science.  If you have news, innovations, videos, images, etc that you would like to share with Oceans Connectes, please do not hesitate to contact them at