Every effort is made to deliver data with the shortest delays possible and with extensive quality control. Hence there are real-time (less than 24 hours), near-real time (order of few days) and delayed mode delivery systems. The quality control procedures are the highest and most stringent for the delayed-mode data stream which is designed to deliver data for climate quality. Correspondingly, the data management structure is geared to handle the different versions of the data in a consistent and coherent manner.
This section will show you in details the organisation of the Argo data system, and the Euro-Argo-RI data centres.