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Mediterranean & Black Sea Argo Centre

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale

Sgonico, Italy website

MedArgo is the official Argo Regional Centre (MED-ARC) for the Mediterranean and Black Seas. It is part of the Italian 'Gruppo Nazionale di Oceanografia Operativa' (GNOO) and of the Mediterranean Operational Oceanography Network (MOON).
Its main responsibility is the overall coordination of profiling float operations in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. As such, MedArgo serves as a Delayed Mode Operator (DMO) for the delayed-mode processing of the Argo data with specific QC tailored for the Mediterranean and Black Seas. In addition, MedArgo is a component of the North Atlantic Argo Regional Centre (ARC) and conducts the following activities:
1) the coordination of float deployments in the Mediterranean and Black Seas;
2) the preparation and distribution of Mediterranean and Black Sea Argo products and services;
3) and the comparison of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Argo data with ancillary hydrographic data and model products.
Timeframe
  • Permanent
Geographical coverage
  • Mediterranean (widespread)
Intended Users
  • Researchers and scientists
Source of funding
  • EU Funds
  • Public funding
Information format
  • Data
  • Multimedia
  • Documents
Information sources
  • Own production
Country coverage
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
Downloadable databases
  • Yes

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