The Argo Technical Community of Practice is a core part of the Argo Program and was established in 2021 as a forum for collaboration, knowledge sharing and coordinated action to establish, review and refine best practice procedures for pre-deployment testing of floats to eliminate premature deaths and performance-debilitating failures for core and BGC Argo missions.

This community is to be comprised of individuals working directly with Argo floats who can discuss technical problems e.g. checkout testing, common issues, hardware design ideas, and deployment logistics. One of the primary goals is to identify issues that occur across programs which will then be presented to manufacturers with ‘one voice’.

The group meets quarterly and brings findings to the AST and manufacturers as necessary.  All Argo technicians and PIs are welcome.  See their website for more information on the content of their meetings and how to join them.