2017 Users meeting

This year we invite the community to meet and to present/discuss its research during the Euro-Argo users meeting that will be held in Paris from July 4th to 5th at the “Maison des Océans“.

you can submit your abstract before Aril 4th here: http://www.euro-argo.eu/News-Meetings/Meetings/Users-Meetings/6th-Users-Meeting-July-2017/Abstracts-submission

If you have problems, contact Francine Loubrieu (e-mail: euroargo@ifremer.fr).

All details are available on the Euro-Argo webpage: http://www.euro-argo.eu/News-Meetings/Meetings/Users-Meetings/6th-Users-Meeting-July-2017.

Aims of the meeting

  • To bring together the users of Argo data and other complementary observations, for operational oceanography and studies of the circulation and physical and biogeochemical properties of the oceans.
  • To stimulate research using Argo data, especially in combination with other data types and models.
  • To allow users to widen their experience of the Euro-Argo community, welcome young scientists intothat community and encourage their use of Argo data.
  • To further increase the visibility of the Argo Programme beyond its core uses in physical oceanography and climate research.
  • Highlight the new fields of research activities allowed by the extensions of the core Argo program to new fields for research from Argo data (biogeochemistry, ocean acidification) and extended areas of interest (marginal seas, boundary currents, high latitudes)
  • To provide an opportunity for users of Argo data to participate in discussions of how Argo should evolve within Europe and globally.

Call for papers

The meeting will include sessions on all aspects of Argo science. As this meeting will be sponsored by the H2020 AtlantOS and the EASME – MOCCA projects, specific focus on the importance of Argo for monitoring the Atlantic Ocean and research studies carried on with floats provided by MOCCA will be organised.

The conveners invite submission of abstracts for the following sessions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Argo data for operational oceanography (e.g. the Copernicus Marine Service) and seasonal to decadal climate prediction.
  • Heat and freshwater content, Earth energy budget and mean sea level variations.
  • Inter-annual to decadal variability of water mass properties.
  • Deep water formation and monitoring of the Meridional Overturning Circulation.
  • Contribution of Argo to high latitude research challenges.
  • Bio-geochemistry and carbon research.
  • Argo in the marginal seas.
  • Synergies and complementarities with other in-situ and satellite observations.
  • Float technological advances and results from pilot experiments.
  • Calibration Validation issues for Core Argo and its extensions.
  • Data management challenges for the next decade.
  • Evolution of Argo for the next decade: user requirements and implementation issues.