The twenty fourth Argo Steering Team meeting is a hybrid meeting which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada during the week of 20 – 24 March 2022.

The Argo Steering Team Meeting is a time for the national groups who contribute to international Argo to come together and discuss logistical and technical matters pertaining to the Argo array.

The daily schedule is as follows:

  • Monday (open):  BGC Argo Mission Team session
  • Tuesday morning (open):  BGC Argo Mission Team session
  • Tuesday afternoon (open):  Deep Argo Mission Team session
  • Tuesday evening (closed): AST executive committee meeting
  • Wednesday (open):  AST plenary session with vendor panel
  • Wednesday evening (open):  Social event
  • Thursday and Friday (closed):  AST plenary sessions

Registration is open.  Click here to register by 1 March 2023.

If you need a visa invitation letter, please email argo@ucsd.edu.

Meeting Venue

The meeting will be in the Patrick Martin Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) Building, 6136 University Ave.

https://www.dsu.ca/event-services

Social Event Venue

There will be a social event, hosted by Ocean Frontier Institute, OFI, on Wednesday evening at 5:30pm at The Atrium in the Steele Ocean Sciences Building. It is a short 5-10 minute walk from the meeting location.  See this map for a suggested walking route.

Meeting communications and connections

To help create a welcoming space for both virtual and in-person attendees, we will be using a Slack workspace to chat during the meeting.  Please email argo@ucsd.edu for an invitation.  We recommend that you download the application rather than using the browser version.  Here is a link to the Slack website.

The meeting will use Zoom and details will be sent to all registered participants the week before the meeting.

Conference of Dalhousie Oceanography Graduate Students

On Friday afternoon, the AST plenary session will end at 3pm and attendees are invited to hear graduate student talks in the McInnes Room in the Student Union Building on Dalhousie University campus.  The final session of the day will focus on Argo related topics.  All are welcome to join.  More information about the schedule will be posted when it is available.

Optional visit to RBR in Ottawa to tour their facilities

Given the proximity of RBR in Ottawa to Halifax, they have offered to host a Saturday session and tour (9am to noon) of the facility to anyone from the AST who is interested, followed by lunch.  Please indicate your interest on this signup form.  There are two direct flights from Halifax to Ottawa on Friday afternoon/evening, which are Porter 5:05pm to 6:23pm (2h10) and Air Canada 7:30pm to 8:48pm (2h18), and the closest hotel to RBR is the Brookstreet, however there are more economical options like the Best Western GLO, within a 10 minute Uber.  The Saturday session will include a tour of RBR, with particular focus on the assembly area, electronic instrument record tracking throughout production and in the field, and the calibration lab.  The famous ‘salt bladder’ and its siblings will be on display and the practical details on how they are used will be discussed.  A number of the usual faces (Greg Johnson, Jean Michel Leconte, Mat Dever) will be there to host, alongside some of the calibration engineers and technicians who will come in especially.