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Table of contents

Cancouët et al. present the Euro-Argo MOCCA project (Monitoring the Ocean and Climate Change with Argo) scheduled for a 5-year period (2015-2020). Its goal is to procure and deploy 150 European Argo floats, along with corresponding data collection, analysis, management, processing and dissemination in the years up to 2020 over the operating lifetime of the floats.These floats will complement the Euro-Argo countries contribution to the international network.

Pouliquen et al. next present the AtlantOS (Atlantic Ocean Observing System) project scheduled for a 4 years period which objective is to obtain an international, more sustainable, efficient, integrated, and fit-for-purpose observing system in the Atlantic Ocean and in particular the activities related to data management and interoperability.

Next paper by Thierry et al. presents the work done to share dissolved oxygen data processing methods and converge towards common methods. Dissolved oxygen concentration is an important parameter in the context of climate change and the monitoring of marine ecosystems.

Quentin et al. then describe the progress in France towards the development of high frequency ocean radars in order to observe coastal areas. High Frequency Radars are shorebased remote-sensing instruments to accurately monitor the ocean surface current field and transport, over large areas (typically 60 X 60 km), in real time and at high spatial (3-5 km) and temporal resolutions (10 min-1 hour).

The following paper by Gourrion et al. presents a new statistical approach for in situ temperature and salinity observation quality control developed within the In Situ Thematic Assembly Center of the Copernicus Marine and Environmental Monitoring Service. This new approach based on direct inference of local extreme values improves product quality assessment and reduce subjective decisions by human operators.

Maze et al. present a data mining statistical method called «Profile Classification Model». When applied to in situ data, it allows sorting out all in situ profiles into a
 small number of classes, each capturing the diversity of all possible vertical structures. Such method is for example useful for observation data centers to better select reference data for quality control procedures. It is also useful for scientists to better comprehend ocean processes and assess the realism of a numerical model output.

V. Thierry et al. and L.Coppola et al. tell us about the implementation of an Argo-O2 array in respectively the
 North-Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Coriolis 2014-2020: an integrated in-situ observation infrastructure for operational oceanography & ocean/climate research

Deploying Argo floats in the Barcelona Workd Race

The Euro-Argo ERIC officially set up

Assesment of the impact of Argo in ocean models & satellite validation from E-AIMS projet

Argo and SMOS SSS combination helps monitoring SSS variability from basin scale to mesoscale

French Pirata cruises S-ADCP data processing

TPOS2020: Tropical Pacific Observind System for 2020

Calibration of CTD oxygen data collected in the coral sea during the 2012 bifurcation cruise

Surface current field improvements – regional altimetry for SPURS

The GROOM project & the Glider European Research Insfrastructure

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Delayed mode analysis of Argo floats: improvements of the method in the North Atlantic and Southern Ocean

Zonal Jets at 1000m in the tropics observed from Argo float’s drifts

Upper ocean salinity stratification in the tropics as derived from N2, the buoyancy frequency

Monitoring the ocean with Tara – A Coriolis perspective

Elephant seals help us to better observe the Southern Ocean

Observing system experiment: a simple tool to assess the multiple roles played by Argo observations on the operational forecasting system of Mercator Océan

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MyOcean In Situ TAC: A new in situ service for operational and research communities

Using In Situ TAC products to view the early February 2013 Storm over the Iberian Biscay Irish (IBI) area.

French Argo float deployment from opportunity vessels in 2012

MOOSE: Mediterranean data management link with Coriolis

European contributions to SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean regional Study): Research cruise STRASSE, Argo and Provbio floats, surface drifters, ships of opportunity

Development and validation of the new ProvBioII float

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NAOS: preparing the new decade for Argo.

Autonomously profiling the nitrate concentrations in the ocean: the pronuts project.

EGO: Towards a global glider infrastructure for the benefit of marine research and operation-al oceanography.

Cirene: from cyclones to interannual timescales in the south-western tropical Indian Ocean.

Use of ARGO floats to study the ocean dynamics south of Africa: what we have learned from the GoodHope project and what we plan within the SAMOC international programme.

Use of altimetric and wind data to detect the anomalous loss of SVP-type drifter’s drogue

Surface salinity drifters for SMOS validation

A new information and data mining tool for North Atlantic Argo data

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In-situ data requirements for the GMES Marine Core Service - Report of a workshop organized by the European Environment Agency

The EuroSITES open ocean observatory network: a key ocean infrastructure and in situ data provider

Use of ProvBio floats to study the dynamics of suspended particles in river plumes: the Provpanache project.

Empirical correction of XBT fall rate

Geostrophic component of oceanic jets entering in the eastern Coral Sea observed with high-resolution XBT surveys (2008-2010)

Collecting and gridding complementary in-situ SST/SSS data for the calibration and validation of SMOS

How should the Argo array be extended to better monitor the Global Ocean heat content variability?

QuO Va Dis? The Mercator Ocean quarterly validation bulletin: recent developments and prospects.

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Working together (Mercator – Coriolis).

What new services will be provided by MyOcean

Euro-Argo : Towards a sustained european contribution to ARGO

CORIOLIS : A one-stop shopping to ocean data collected from the JCOMM networks

CORA (CORIOLIS Ocean Database for re-Analyses), a new comprehensive and qualified ocean in-situ dataset from 1900 to 2008 and its use in GLORYS

Global Ocean indicators

ANDRO : An ARGO-based deep displacement atlas

Bi-directionnal satellite communications on new profiling floats

RECOPESCA : a new example of participative approach to collect in-situ environmental and fisheries data

The Fawn Through : a major pathway for the antarctic circumpolar current accross the Kerguelen platea

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MyOcean kicked off for a 3-year challenging period

Processing and Quality Checks of Shipboard ADCP Data

Progress in Argo Delayed Mode Quality Control

In-Situ Delayed Mode at Coriolis Data Center: 1990-2007 Reference dataset

First Succes of ProvBio floats

A scientific team for the Coriolis Project

SSS-fronts properties deduced from TSG data in the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre

When satellite altimetry is called for to help on Argo quality control issues

Vertical variability of Near-Surface Salinity in the Tropics: Consequences for SMOS Calibration and Validation

Barrier Layer Variability in the Western Pacific Warm

Pool, as inferred from Argo floats during 2000-2007

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Coriolis & Europe: the way forward

Moving from Global to Regional

Coriolis Argo Profiler deployment preparation

New float developments

CTD and Elephant Seals

European Gliding Observatories EGO


Argo GoodHope

Argo and DRAKE

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3rd Argo-France meeting

Euro-Argo proposal submitted to ESFRI

Coriolis involvement in OceanSites

Gosud: Global Ocean surface underway data

Correction of thermosalinograph data

Salinity calibration for Souhern Ocean Argo data

Consistency of the Argo data set in the North-Atlantic