Argo float deployments from the RV Kaharoa

The Kaharoa finishes its seventh cruise to deploy Argo floats   The US and New Zealand Argo teams have taken a novel approach to Argo float deployment by using a 28-m research vessel, R/V Kaharoa, with 5 crew members to launch floats around the globe. The ship, belonging to New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research (NIWA), loads floats on board, … Read More

Argo releases an environmental impact statement

Argo has released an environmental impact statement that discusses Argo float’s impact during their entire lifetime.  It also examines the environmental impact of alternate ways to obtain similar measurements and explores whether Argo floats should be recovered.  Read the entire environmental impact statement.

Argo floats deployed from I8S and I9N cruises near Antarctica

I8S and I9N cruise overview The 2007 “I8S” and “I9N” cruises on R/V Roger Revelle were part of a systematic and global re-occupation of select WOCE/JGOFS hydrographic sections to quantify changes in storage and transport of heat, fresh water, carbon dioxide (CO2), and related parameters. Scientific objectives for the cruises included providing data for model calibration and validation, carbon system … Read More

Float deployments from the RV L’Atalante

From laboratory to ocean – sending Argo floats to sea September 14, 2004 Loading the floats On one of the many sunny days in Southern California, 24 Solo floats were carefully packed into a shipping container ready for deployment in the South Pacific. Their destination was Papeete in French Polynesia where they were loaded onto the French Research Vessel L’Atalante … Read More