The new Euro-Argo Research Infrastructure called Euro-Argo-ERIC will allow active coordination and strengthening of the European contribution to the international Argo programme. Its aims are:
- to provide, deploy and operate an array of around 800 floats contributing to the global array (a European contribution of ¼ of the global array)
- to provide enhanced coverage in the European regional seas
- to provide quality controlled data and access to the data sets and data products to the research (climate and oceanography) and operational oceanography (e.g. GMES Marine Core Service) communities.