BGC-Argo & 3rd Deep-Argo Workshop


Dates: 27 September - 1 October 2021

Reports & Presentations

The Deep-Argo workshop report and the BGC-Argo workshop report are available here:

application/pdf 3rd Deep Argo Workshop - Report

application/pdf BGCArgoWorkshop-Report_VF

NB: report of the common session (session 3) is available in both documents.

Presentations & recordings are available HERE.


For the BGC Argo workshop, the objectives were to:

  • review progress done in implementing best practices in the area of floats preparation, float deployment and data management (session 1),
  • exchange with user community (e.g. biogeochemical modelers, ocean color) to listen to their needs and develop synergies (session 4)
  • to foster interaction with other component of ocean observing system, including deep Argo (session 3 described below).

The objectives of the Deep-Argo workshop were to assess progress of the Deep-Argo mission (from scientific use of Deep Argo data to technological ability of floats and sensors), to review end-users' needs, and to finalize the implementation plan of the global Deep Argo array of 1250 floats. One question that remains open is the implementation of oxygen sensors on Deep-Argo floats; scientific motivation, required accuracy and stability, and oxygen sensor readiness and cost will be discussed.

This question was addressed during the joint BGC-Deep Argo session (session 3), also dedicated to interactions between Argo (Deep and BGC) and other networks and observing programs (DOOS, GO-SHIP, Oceansites, Gliders).

General organisation & agenda

These workshops were organised as part of the EuroSea H2020 EU project. They were run in parallel and virtually.