A three-day workshop was held at Ifremer in Brest, France on 28-30 January 2020 with 58 attendees. This workshop was organized by Argo Canada and Argo France for Arvor-Provor Argo float users. Its purpose: improving the level of technical expertise and sharing best practices.
In addition to scientists and technicians that deploy floats, the workshop also included representatives of the Argo data management community, and the Arvor/Provor float manufacturer (NKE) and sensor providers (Sea-Bird, RBR, JFE).
Workshop attendees had the chance to get some handson experience with floats at the Ifremer test tank facility.
See the workshop demos at Ifremer facilty:
This aspect of the workshop was very well received given the interactive nature of the activity, and lots of discussion was generated.