The EURO-ARGO ERIC officially set up

Type Article
Date 2015-05
Language English
Author(s) Pouliquen S1, Le Traon Pierre-Yves2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Euro-Argo ERIC, Plouzané, France
2 : IFREMER, Plouzané, France
Source Mercator Ocean - Quaterly Newsletter, 2015-05 , N. 52 , P. 8-10
Note Special Issue jointly coordinated by Mercator Ocean and Coriolis focusing on Ocean Observations
Abstract In May 2014, the Euro-Argo research infrastructure became a new European legal entity (Euro-Argo ERIC). The objective of the Euro-Argo ERIC is to organize a long term European contribution to the international Argo array of profiling floats. Argo is now the most important global in-situ observing system required to observe and understand the role of the ocean on the earth climate. Euro-Argo is also an essential component of the in-situ infrastructure required for the Copernicus Marine Environmental Monitoring Service (operational oceanography). Euro-Argo will thus develop European contribution to the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS).
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