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Monitoring the Ocean Climate Change with Argo

Since its start, Euro-Argo partners have been discussing closely with the European Commission (DG-MARE, DG-RESEARCH AND DG-GROWTH) on supporting the Euro-Argo Infrastructure to develop a long-term european contribution to Argo. In April 2015, a proposal has been submitted to DG-MARE through EASME and definitely signed in mid-june 2015. In the framework of the action « Monitoring the Oceans »  of the EMFF Work Programme 2015, the MOCCA project (Monitoring the Ocean Climate Change with Argo) started end June 2015, and is scheduled for a 5-year period (2015-2020). 

With a MOCCA contribution of 4M€, the ERIC with its members will add an additional 20% (i.e. 1M€) that will generate a total of 5M€ allowing three actions : 

  1. Procurement of 150 T/S Argo floats (Core and Iridium) during 2015-2016,
  2. Arrangement for their deployment in 2016-2017, including at-sea monitoring ,
  3. Collected data processing in real-time and delayed-mode, during the period 2015-2019.

MOCCA will focus on 5 target deployment areas

  • Southern Ocean (ice free), to improve the actual poor density in Argo network.
  • Nordic Seas (ice free): based on actual national plans, there are gaps in the area from target identified in the Euro-Argo Strategy document.
  • Marginal Seas endhancement: Baltic Sea (2 floats), Black Sea (2 floats), Mediterranean Sea (Aegean and Levantine Seas).
  • Contribution to the global network.
The Euro-Argo is now ready to manage European Contribution to Argo.
Within MOCCA, the Euro-Argo ERIC will also demonstrate its operational capabilities.



Euro-Argo RI coordinates and strengthens the European contribution to the international Argo programme. Euro-Argo must be considered in its entirety : not only the instruments (floats), but also the logistics necessary for their preparation and deployment, field operations, the associated data streams and data processing and archiving centres. Maintaining a level of 800 floats requires high level cooperation between the European partners and efficiency in all implementation aspects.









Euro-Argo website


E-AIMS: Euro-Argo Improvements for the GMES Marine Service


The overall objective of the project is to improve the European contribution to the international Argo observing system and to prepare the next scientific and operational challenges for in-situ monitoring of the world ocean. The main objective is to prepare the evolutions of Argo floats for the next decade: improved reliability and life time, telecommunication capabilities, biogeochemical observations, deeper measurements, under ice operations in the polar seas, sampling of marginal seas. All these evolutions are essential to improve our knowledge on the role of ocean on climate and for operational oceanography (GMES Marine Service) and its applications.

E-AIMS Website