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A Global Biogeochemical-Argo: Progress on Planning

Following encouragement from the Argo Steering Team, planning for a global, Biogeochemical-Argo system is underway.  A session at the US-OCB summer workshop will report on work being done in the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling program (SOCCOM), which is one of several regional float arrays being operated around the globe.  In many regards, these regional arrays serve as prototypes for a global array of profiling floats with biogeochemical sensors.  Following the SOCCOM talks, there will be a presentation on the outcomes from a workshop held in Villefranche-sur-Mer in January 2016 to formalize the planning for a global system of biogeochemical profiling floats that can be used to address fundamental science questions in ocean carbon cycling and marine resource management.


In advance of those presentations, please see the following draft copy of the report from the Villefranche meeting, “The Rationale, Design, and Implementation Plan for Biogeochemical-Argo”.  Comments on the draft plan can be addressed to Ken Johnson (johnson@mbari.org) and Herve Claustre (claustre@obs-vlfr.fr) through August 15.  After completion, the final document and responses to comments will be posted on the Biochemical Argo Website.


This post is based on information provided by Ken Johnson, MBARI and Herve Claustre, OBS Villefranche, 11th July 2016 via the OCB mailing list.

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