The Argo Program has been supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to provide a high quality, global data set for tracking variations on seasonal to inter-annual time and 1000 km space scales while respecting its member state’s territorial rights. A series of documents describing this relationship can be found below.
- Argo’s description of implementing IOC Resolution XX-6, 2006
- IOC Resolution EC-XLI.4
- IOC’s adoption of Argo’s implementation of IOC Resolution EC-XLI.4, 2008
- WMO policy and practice for the exchange of meteorological and related data and products including guidelines on relationships in commercial meteorological activities, Resolution 40 (Cg-XII)
- IOC Agenda showing Argo’s request to add biogeochemical variables