Are you an educator interested in getting your students involved with Argo floats?  If the answer is yes, please explore the ‘Adopt a Float’ programs that have been developed by different groups within the Argo community.  There is no cost to participate in these programs.

Adopt-a-float Canada

This cost-free, grade school program allows classes to explore the ocean by tracking the progress of their own robotic float.  Educational materials at the middle school and high school level are also available to all.

adopt a float, France-Europe

This educational program brings ocean sciences into classrooms and offers students the possibility to discover the ocean and the importance of studying it to better understand and protect it. Students and their teachers from primary and secondary school levels of all countries around the world are welcomed and guided to approach ocean topics.

With its headquarters in France and also partnering with the global BioGeoChemical Argo (BGC Argo) program, the adopt a float team provides in-class sessions, teacher trainings and educational materials.


GO-BGC is part of the US contribution to the global BioGeoChemical Argo (BGC Argo) program. Their ‘Adopt a float’ program focuses on biogeochemical floats around the world and build’s on the work of the SOCCOM Project’s ‘Adopt a float’ program.


SOCCOM stands for the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project. Their ‘Adopt a float’ program is now the same as the GO-BGC program listed above.