Argo is the largest ocean climate monitoring system in the world. It is an array of over 4,000 free-drifting floats that collects data on ocean temperature and salinity, providing valuable information on changes to the Earth's climate and hydrological cycle. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is proud to be a strong contributor to the international Argo project. Since 2001, the department has launched 340 Argo floats, 100 of which are still operating. Argo data is publically available for free and is used for a variety of purposes such as assessing climate change, improving weather forecasts and developing ocean models.
Select a float to view related data and information. View Canadian tracked data and data management information.
Find maps and tools, read about the Argo project in the Gulf of Alaska, and view float trajectory movies.
Maps, graphs, reports and other information related to Argo floats and the data they collect.
Phone numbers and addresses for contacts in the Quebec, Pacific, Atlantic and National Capital Regions.
Argo floats and their design, schematic, data processes, deployment and 10-day cycle.
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