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Climate Observation (ARGO) - GA01011

The aim of the UK Argo project is to establish an operational system with the capacity to deploy about 50 floats eash year, thus maintaining about 100 to 150 floats in the water at any one time, and to capture data in real-time in support of operational ocean forecasting, as well as processing in delayed mode for climatological purposes.
Project Documents
• Final Report : United Kingdom Argo Project   (6467k)
• Interim Report : United Kingdom ARGO project   (2330k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2008

Cost: £2,098,690
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Meteorological Office, United Kingdom
Climate and Weather              
Environmental Effects              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Global Warming              
Sustainable Production              
Fields of Study
Climate Change Adaptation