Argo receives IEEE Award

Congratulations are in order. The Argo Program has been awarded a corporate award from IEEE ‘For innovation in large-scale autonomous observations in oceanography with global impacts in marine and climate science and technology’.  

OneArgo is endorsed as a UN Ocean Decade Project

Argo’s OneArgo proposal to expand from core Argo to a global, full depth, interdisciplinary array was endorsed as a project by the UN Ocean Decade. To read the announcement, click here. We are looking forward to contributing to a better understanding of our ocean over the next decade and are excited to interact with other UN Ocean Decade Programs and … Read More

New Argo data selection tool available

EuroArgo has released their new data selection tool.  This interactive site allows users to choose parameters, times, regions of interest, data quality and Argo Mission type (core, BGC, Deep).  After making your selection, the data will be prepared and sent to you in csv, Argo netCDF or Copernicus netCDF.  Data from individual floats can also be viewed on the site … Read More

New leaflet about the environmental impacts of Argo floats

This leaflet, created by the EuroArgo team, takes the Environmental Impact Statement crafted by S. Riser and S. Wijffels and uses graphics and simple wording to assess the impact of Argo floats by weighing the risk in relation to other human activities. There is a pdf version to be printed and folded, projected onto a screen or printed as a … Read More

Argo “Salty drift” Salinity Data Issue Notice 2021

Starting in 2015, an increased number of Sea-Bird conductivity cells used on Argo floats have drifted salty (   The fraction of “salty drifters” has been correlated with particular CTD batches, with some percentages being greater than 50% by the end of their second year after deployment.  Sea-Bird Scientific has implemented a manufacturing change at the end of 2018, and … Read More

BGC-Argo technical coordinator position announcement

UNESCO – IOC Ocean Observations technical coordinator with two main responsibilities: Project Officer for the BGC-Argo mission Coordinator for the OceanOPS Mediterranean Regional Focus The incumbent will be based at Institut de la Mer de Villefranche, Sorbonne Université, Villefranche-sur-mer, France. Deadline for application: May 7, 2021 Click here for the announcement.