GOBOP is working actively on the implementation of BGC Argo, an expansion of Argo’s capabilities to measure six additional biogeochemical parameters in the upper two kilometers of the ocean. This includes building and sustaining a pilot array in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. In the photo, Jon Sharp (CICOES/PMEL), Elijah Catalan (UCLA), and Brendan Carter (CICOES/PMEL) prepare a BGC Argo float for deployment off the coast of northern California from the R/V Ron Brown in July 2021. This instrument is an APEX Profiling Float manufactured by Teledyne Marine with biogeochemical sensors integrated by float teams at the University of Washington and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
Helpful information about BGC Argo data access and visualization can be found here: https://biogeochemical-argo.org/data-access.php and here: https://www.go-bgc.org/data/access-and-visualization
Photo credit: Dave Butterfield (UW/NOAA)