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European Contribution to the Argo Program (EURO-ARGO ERIC)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
ERIC
Location
1625 Route de Sainte-Anne, Campus Ifremer, Technopole Brest Iroise, Plouzané, PO: 29280, Brittany (France)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed
Coordinating Country
France
Participating Countries
France
Italy
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2014
Timeline
Under construction since 2010 to 2014
Scientific Description
Euro-Argo is the European contribution to the international Argo array of 3,000 profiling floats measuring temperature and salinity from the surface down to 2,000 m throughout the global oceans. This is the first time a European legal entity (European Research Infrastructure Consortium, ERIC) has been established for in-situ observation of the global oceans. This is a major milestone which will optimize, sustain and improve the European contributions to Argo. Euro-Argo was officially created by the European Commission on May 12, 2014. 9 countries (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Greece, Poland and Finland) are all founding members of the Euro-Argo ERIC.

RI Keywords
Infrastructure, Ocean, Float, Climate, Monitoring, Research, Environment
Classifications
RI Category
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
Technological support
Free Data access
Training
Equipment
profiling floats

http://www.euro-argo.eu/Activities/Floats-Developments-Deployments/More-on-Profiling-Floats.

Collaborations
ESFRI
RI is an ESFRI landmark
Date of last update: 28/05/2019
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