Euro-Argo Improvements for the GMES Marine Service

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

BeleĢm Statement Area: Climate Variability, Ocean Observation, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: Bulgaria,France,Italy,Netherlands,Norway,Poland,Spain,United Kingdom

Time Frame: 2013-2015


The overall objective of the E-AIMS project was to improve the European contribution to the international Argo observing system and to prepare the next scientific and operational challenges for in-situ monitoring of the world ocean. The main objective was to prepare the evolutions of Argo floats for the next decade: improved reliability and life time, telecommunication capabilities, biogeochemical observations, deeper measurements, under ice operations in the polar seas, sampling of marginal seas. All these evolutions are essential to improve our knowledge on the role of ocean on climate and for operational oceanography.

Contact: French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea

Initiative Website: https://www.euro-argo.eu/EU-Projects/Completed-projects/E-AIMS-2013-2015