National Strategy for Argo Global Network Profiling floats Deployments of Opportunity

To ensure the maintenance of the international OneArgo network (Roemmich et al., 2019) of autonomous profiling float (, France is committed to contribute to deploy a significant part of the global network (around 10%). The profiling floats of the Argo France program are funded by Ifremer and SHOM, supported by the French “Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation'' funding via the “Très Grande Infrastructure de recherche” (IR*), “Contrat de Plan État-Région” (CPER), PIAs projects such as Equipex NAOS or Equipex+ Argo2030, and CNES. These purchases are part of the Coriolis inter-agency partnership. Between 50 and 70 T/S type profiling floats, so called “Core Argo” (Temperature/Salinity), T/S/DO (Dissolved Oxygen), Deep (“Deep Argo”) and BGC (Biogeochemical, “BGC Argo”) are purchased each year. A special feature of the Argo-France program is that these profiling floats are then made available to the national scientific community via the annual call for scientific proposal in the INSU/CNRS's LEFE/GMMC framework. Profiling floats that are not assigned to scientific teams as part of this call are deployed via opportunity campaigns by the Coriolis Deployment (CODEP) team.

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Kolodziejczyk Nicolas, Andre Xavier, Carval Thierry, Claustre Hervé, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Lebreton Nathanaele, Le Traon Pierre-Yves, Maze Guillaume, Poffa Noe, Pouliquen Sylvie, Poteau Antoine, Schmechtig Catherine, Sauzede Rapahaëlle, Thierry Virginie (2022). National Strategy for Argo Global Network Profiling floats Deployments of Opportunity. Ref. Comité de pilotage Argo-France/Argo-France Steering Committee. AF-2019-DEP-STRAT. Argo-France.

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