European Argo Float monitoring infrastructure

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

Belém Statement Area: Climate Variability, Ocean Resources

Initiative Location: Bulgaria,Finland,France,Germany,Greece,Ireland,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Spain,Switzerland,United Kingdom

Time Frame: 2008-Ongoing


European part of the global, in-situ ocean observing network that provides an essential complement to satellite systems. It is now the major, and only systematic, source of information and data over the ocean’s interior. It is an indispensable component of the Global Ocean Observing System required to understand and monitor the role of the ocean in the Earth’s climate system. Maintaining the array's size and global coverage in the coming decades is the next challenge for Argo, and Euro-Argo will contribute for the European component to this global network.

Contact: Sylvie Pouliquen, Euro-Argo ERIC Office

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