Argo Canada Argo is a global in situ ocean climate monitoring system consisting in an array of over 4,000 free-drifting floats that collect data on ocean temperature and salinity, and sometimes oxygen, in the upper 2000 m of the ocean. It is an international effort, with more than 30 nations contributing floats to the array since 1999. Data from Argo floats are made publicly available within 24 hours of collection time, for free. The data provide valuable information on changes to the Earth's climate and hydrological cycle. They are used for a variety of purposes, such as assessing climate change, improving weather forecasts and developing ocean models. Argo Canada, lead by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, has launched over 450 Argo floats since 2001. As of November 2017, 81 Argo Canada floats were active. 2017-01-20 2019-09-12 Fisheries and Oceans Canada ARGO-Canada.XNAT@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyEarth ScienceOceansOcean PressureSea Level PressureOcean TemperatureWater TemperatureSalinity / DensityOcean Chemistry - OxygenGlobal OceanEarth sciencesOceanographyClimate Folder with Argo Canada data at Ifremer Global Data Assembly CenterNetCDF ftp://ftp.ifremer.fr/ifremer/argo/dac/meds/ Folder with Argo Canada data at USGODAE Global Data Assembly CenterNetCDF ftp://www.usgodae.org/pub/outgoing/argo/dac/meds/ Map of Float PositionsJSON https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Argo_Locations/MapServer?f=pjson Map of Float PositionsWMS https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/services/FGP/Argo_Locations/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=Argo Buoys&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Argo BuoysESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Argo_Locations/MapServer/0 Argo BuoysESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Argo_Locations/MapServer/0

Argo Canada

Argo is a global in situ ocean climate monitoring system consisting in an array of over 4,000 free-drifting floats that collect data on ocean temperature and salinity, and sometimes oxygen, in the upper 2000 m of the ocean. It is an international effort, with more than 30 nations contributing floats to the array since 1999.

Data from Argo floats are made publicly available within 24 hours of collection time, for free. The data provide valuable information on changes to the Earth's climate and hydrological cycle. They are used for a variety of purposes, such as assessing climate change, improving weather forecasts and developing ocean models.

Argo Canada, lead by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, has launched over 450 Argo floats since 2001. As of November 2017, 81 Argo Canada floats were active.

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Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Folder with Argo Canada data at Ifremer Global Data Assembly Center Dataset NetCDF English Access
Folder with Argo Canada data at USGODAE Global Data Assembly Center Dataset NetCDF English Access
Map of Float Positions Web Service JSON No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Map of Float Positions Web Service WMS English
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Argo Buoys Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Argo Buoys Web Service ESRI REST French Access

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Administrative Area: Ontario

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Country: Canada

Electronic Mail Address: ARGO-Canada.XNAT@dfo-mpo.gc.ca