AST 22 meeting: a growing European contribution to the Argo programme!

The Argo Steering Team (AST) meeting took place the week of March 22th – 26th 2021, and gathered more than 100 scientists.

During this online event, a BGC-Argo session was organised on March the 22nd, the AST plenary sessions on March the 23rd, 24th and 26th and a vendor’s day on March the 25th.

Euro-Argo ERIC provided an overview of Argo implementation in Europe, presenting the national and European Commission contributions, to both Argo Steering Team and BGC-Argo Steering Team. In that purpose, special attention was paid to the development of BGC-Argo in Europe.

The developments carried on through national and European projects (Euro-Argo-RISE and ENVRI-FAIR) to both strengthen the Core mission and develop the implementation of the One Argo new design in all its dimensions (abyssal, Marginal Seas, high latitudes, technological development etc.) were presented and well received by the international community.

To conclude, it was demonstrated that Euro-Argo has a key role in many aspects of the Argo programme, regarding data management, technology, services, community enhancement and outreach.