Howard Freeland appointed as the new Argo Directory

Howard Freeland is the new Argo Director effective 1 August, 2013. He is volunteering at roughly 50% of full time and will be hosted by the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Canada with Argo and its contributing countries supporting his travel and operating budget either directly or via the AIC. He will work for two years before revisiting the situation.

Deep Argo pilot data enters the Argo data stream

As part of pilot deployments, Argo profiles reaching below 2000dbar will start appearing in the Argo data system. The accuracy of the data below 2000dbar is not yet well understood and so Argo is currently labelling these data with lower quality flags (2 and 3) in real time. We warn users to treat these data with care and recognize that we … Read More