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Argo Data Management
S Pouliquen(1), C. Schmid(2), A. Wong (3), .M. Belbeoch(4), S. Guinehut(5)
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During the past decade Argo has revolutionized the distribution of ocean data within the research community [5 and 8]. People used to go to sea, acquire data, process them, submit one or more publications using these data and finally submit them to their national center that periodically transfers the new data to a World Data Center. WOCE (World Ocean Circulation Experiment) had managed to reduce this exclusivity delay to about 2 years. With Argo, it was stated since the beginning that the data will be freely accessible in real-time both on GTS (Global Telecommunication System) and Internet to serve the meteorological and oceanographic communities in operational and research capacities. Thanks to a great collaboration between the contributing teams, Argo managed to set up efficient and homogeneous data processing in real-time and in delayed-mode, as well as easy access through two Global Data Centers located in USA and France. Similar data system organization has then been endorsed by other components of the GOOS (Global Ocean Observing System) observing system.
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Pouliquen, S., Schmid, C., Wong , A., Belbeoch, .. and Guinehut, S., (2010). "Argo Data Management" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.70
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