4th Argo Science Workshop Venice - Sept. 2012

Argo – 10 Years of Progress A new decade to prepare


This workshop was part of the symposium on «20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry», organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), in collaboration with the French Space Agency, CNES (see: http://www.altimetry2012.org). 

The theme of the Argo workshop was to celebrate 10 years of progress for Argo and to prepare the next decade and new challenges for Argo. The 2.5 day workshop included both oral and poster presentations.


4th Argo Science Workshop Venice, 27-29 September 2012

It included a review of Argo achievements in ocean and climate research (e.g. heat and salt budget, large scale seasonal and interannual variability and ocean circulation, mesoscale variability, marginal seas, ocean analysis and forecasting) and float technology and science discussions on the development on the new phase of Argo for the next decade (sustaining Argo and developing extension towards biogeochemistry, deep ocean and polar regions).

The general objectives of the Workshop were (i) to stimulate more research using Argo data, especially in combination with altimetry, (ii) to entrain young scientists into the Argo community (iii) to strengthen communications between the Argo and altimetry groups (iv) to further increase the visibility of the Argo Program (v) to broaden the discussion of Argo’s future evolutioList of attendees


The ASW4 Programme: application/pdf Agenda-ASW4-Venice-2012

Meeting and round table Summary

application/pdf ASW4-meeting-report-FV


Abstracts submitted for the 4ASW: application/pdf Abstracts-ASW4-Venice-2012 (2012/09/11)


application/pdf Argo-Venice-Posters

List of Attendees

application/pdf ASW4-Attendees-Sept12