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The twenty-second Argo Steering Team meeting is a virtual meeting that will take place the week of 22 – 26 March 2021. The Argo Steering Team Meeting is a time for the national groups who contribute to international Argo to come together and discuss logistical and technical matters pertaining to the Argo array.

The week will include a BGC-Argo session as well as the AST plenary sessions. There will also be a vendor session. Please see the schedule details below.

This online schedule is provided as a convenience for the BGC-AST and AST plenary meetings:
  1. BGC-AST
  2. AST-22 plenary
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Monday, March 22
 

05:00 PDT

BGC Argo: Monday (Session A)
  • Welcome
  • National reports (all) 30 min (total)
          - Only 1 slide presented for each national report, 2 min (each)
          - Extended report (ppt) to be submitted in advance
  • ADMT report (Catherine Schmechtig) 10 min
  • Deployment coordination (Ken + Hervé) 30 min presentation
  • Promoting the use of BGC-sensor on ships (Giorgio) 5 min


Presenters
avatar for Giorgio Dall'Olmo

Giorgio Dall'Olmo

Earth Observation Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
avatar for Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson

Senior Scientist, MBARI
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5513-5584
avatar for Catherine Schmechtig

Catherine Schmechtig

Research Engineer, CNRS
avatar for Hervé Claustre

Hervé Claustre

Research Scientist, CNRS & Sorbonne University


Monday March 22, 2021 05:00 - 06:15 PDT
Virtual

06:15 PDT

Break
Monday March 22, 2021 06:15 - 06:25 PDT

06:30 PDT

BCG Argo: Monday (Session B)
  • BGC-Argo mission vs science objectives (Ken+Hervé+Giorgio) 30 min
    • Time of surfacing, vertical & temporal resolution, drift measurements: costs and benefits
  • BGC-Argo optical sensors and wavelengths:
    • Chla and radiometry (Hervé) 15 min
  • Meeting announcements 5 min
  • Website update, map, communication, project office ….  10 min

Presenters
avatar for Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson

Senior Scientist, MBARI
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5513-5584
avatar for Hervé Claustre

Hervé Claustre

Research Scientist, CNRS & Sorbonne University
avatar for Giorgio Dall'Olmo

Giorgio Dall'Olmo

Earth Observation Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)


Monday March 22, 2021 06:30 - 07:30 PDT
Virtual
 
Tuesday, March 23
 

05:00 PDT

AST-22 Plenary Meeting: Day One - Session A
  • Welcome (5min) - S. Wijffels, T. Suga
  • Towards Realizing Argo Beyond 2020
          - Towards global coverage: commitments, spatial completeness and regional enhancements (M. Belbéoch) 10min
- Discussion 10min

Implementing the new design:
  • BGC Argo Status, challenges and pathway paper (K. Johnson and H. Claustre)  15min
  • Deep Argo Status, challenges and pathway paper (N. Zilberman and B. King)  15min
  • Data management challenges adapting to new missions (S. Pouliquen and M. Scanderbeg) 10 min - presentation
  • Status in each nation: plans, challenges and prospects (T. Suga based on one bullet from National Programs, trends) 10min
  • Discussion (15 min)

Presenters
avatar for Brian King

Brian King

National Oceanography Centre
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1338-3234
avatar for Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson

Senior Scientist, MBARI
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5513-5584
avatar for Hervé Claustre

Hervé Claustre

Research Scientist, CNRS & Sorbonne University
avatar for Mathieu Belbéoch

Mathieu Belbéoch

Head Technical Coordinator, OceanOPS
avatar for Susan Wijffels

Susan Wijffels

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
avatar for Toshio Suga

Toshio Suga

Professor, Tohoku University
avatar for Sylvie Pouliquen

Sylvie Pouliquen

Head of Coriolis (ADMT Co-Chair), IFREMER
avatar for Nathalie Zilberman

Nathalie Zilberman

Project Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5855-1994
avatar for Megan Scanderbeg

Megan Scanderbeg

ADMT Co-Chair, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0398-7272


Tuesday March 23, 2021 05:00 - 06:30 PDT
Virtual

06:30 PDT

Break
Tuesday March 23, 2021 06:30 - 06:40 PDT

06:30 PDT

AST-22 Plenary Meeting: Day One - Session B
  • EuroArgo:  a consolidated viewpoint (C. Gourcuff) - 10 min
  • Impact of fast salty drifters on sea level rise (W. Llovel)  - 15 min
  • Ongoing Technical Innovation: How can Argo test and implement incremental improvements? (Argo manufacturers) - 10 min
Discussion (10 min)  
  • Deployment coordination, including Deep and BGC Argo (M. Belbeoch, S. Wijffels, M. Donnelly, M. Kramp) - 10 min
  • 7:20am OCG, EEZ issues, IOC discussion, guidelines and strategies (B. Owens) - 10 min
  • 7:30am WMO update (J. Turton)
Discussion (5 min)


Presenters
avatar for Susan Wijffels

Susan Wijffels

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
avatar for Toshio Suga

Toshio Suga

Professor, Tohoku University
avatar for Breck Owens

Breck Owens

Emeritus Research Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
avatar for Mathieu Belbéoch

Mathieu Belbéoch

Head Technical Coordinator, OceanOPS
avatar for Claire Gourcuff

Claire Gourcuff

Science Officer, Euro-Argo ERIC
avatar for William Llovel

William Llovel

LOPS (CNRS/IFREMER/IRD/UBO)
avatar for Matt Donnelly

Matt Donnelly

Data Scientist, NOC - British Oceanographic Data Centre
avatar for Martin Kramp

Martin Kramp

Technical Coordinator, OpenOPS
avatar for John Turton

John Turton

Marine Observations Manager, Met Office UK


Tuesday March 23, 2021 06:30 - 08:00 PDT
Virtual
 
Wednesday, March 24
 

05:00 PDT

AST-22 Day Two - Closed Session A
2K Mission:  (70min)
Recent float performance across array: Current technical issues with core floats (M. Belbeoch) 10min
  • SOLO-II Tadiran fleet (D. Roemmich) 5 min
  • NAVIS (G. Johnson) 5 min
  • Apex air bladder issues (S. Riser) 5 min
  • Provor/Arvor (Xavier) 5 min
  • HM2000 (Z. Liu) 5 min
  • ALTO (S. Jayne) 5 min 
  • RBR pilot (S. Wijffels, B. Owens) 10 min
  • Increasing stability in SBE CTD (N. Zilberman) 10 min
  • Argo under the ice (S. Jayne, B. Greenan, I. Angel, E. van Wijk, S. Riser) 10 min
  • MERMAID/EarthScope-Oceans (Y. Hello, F. Simons, M. Belbeoch, N. Zilberman) 10 min
Discussion @ 0620 PDT:  10min

Presenters
avatar for Dean Roemmich

Dean Roemmich

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego
avatar for Zenghong Liu

Zenghong Liu

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zenghong-Liu
avatar for Stephen Riser

Stephen Riser

Professor, University of Washington
avatar for Steven Jayne

Steven Jayne

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7999-0147
avatar for Gregory Johnson

Gregory Johnson

Researcher / Affiliate Professor, PMEL & University of Washington
avatar for Nathalie Zilberman

Nathalie Zilberman

Project Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5855-1994
avatar for Breck Owens

Breck Owens

Emeritus Research Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
avatar for Toshio Suga

Toshio Suga

Professor, Tohoku University
avatar for Susan Wijffels

Susan Wijffels

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Wednesday March 24, 2021 05:00 - 06:20 PDT
Virtual

06:15 PDT

Break
Wednesday March 24, 2021 06:15 - 06:25 PDT

06:30 PDT

AST-22 Day Two - Closed Session B
BGC Mission: Technical updates on BGC-Argo 20mn
  • Overview of performance of BGC floats (Mathieu) 5 min
  • Scripps/MRV BGC solo float (S. Purkey) 5min
  • PROVOR CTS5 Jumbo BGC float  (H. Claustre) 5min
  • Chla and radiometry sensor (H. Claustre) 5min
Discussion (0650 PDT):  10min
Deep Mission (30 min)
  • Deep SOLO (D. Roemmich) 5min
  • Deep APEX (B. King) 5min
  • Deep HM4000 (Zhaohui Chen) 5min
  • Deep Arvor, triple headed float (V. Thierry) 10mn
  • SBE 61 Update (N. Zilberman) 10min
Discussion (0735 PDT):  10min

Presenters
avatar for Hervé Claustre

Hervé Claustre

Research Scientist, CNRS & Sorbonne University
avatar for Mathieu Belbéoch

Mathieu Belbéoch

Head Technical Coordinator, OceanOPS
avatar for Dean Roemmich

Dean Roemmich

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego
avatar for Zhaohiu Chen

Zhaohiu Chen

Professor, Ocean University of China (QNLM)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zhaohui-Chen-2
avatar for Brian King

Brian King

National Oceanography Centre
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1338-3234
avatar for Virginie Thierry

Virginie Thierry

Physical Oceanographer, IFREMER (LOPS)
avatar for Nathalie Zilberman

Nathalie Zilberman

Project Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5855-1994


Wednesday March 24, 2021 06:30 - 08:00 PDT
Virtual
 
Thursday, March 25
 

05:00 PDT

Vendor Day: Part I
Intro/Welcome (10 min)
Sensor manufacturers - Seabird and RBR
  • RBR - ~30 min
  • Sea-Bird - ~30 min
Sensor Panel Q&A  (10 min)

Thursday March 25, 2021 05:00 - 06:25 PDT
Virtual

06:25 PDT

Break
Thursday March 25, 2021 06:25 - 06:30 PDT

06:30 PDT

Vendor Day: Part II
Float manufacturers: MRV,Teledyne, NKE, OSEAN 
  • NKE (local time 2:45 pm) - 15 min
  • Teledyne(local time 7:00am)  - 15 min
  • MRV (local time 7:15 pm)  - 15 min
  • OSEAN - 15 min
Float Panel Q&A - 15 min

Thursday March 25, 2021 06:30 - 08:00 PDT
Virtual
 
Friday, March 26
 

05:00 PDT

AST-22 Day 3 Agenda - Data and Communications (Friday / A)
Data Management:  60 min
  1. Deep SOLO profile on ascent from 1000dbar:  costs, benefits (D. Roemmich) 10min
  2. Cpcor correction in RT and DM for Deep floats (V. Thierry) 10min
  3. Float sampling and timing strategies (S. Riser) 10min
  4. Feedback from ADMT-21 (M. Scanderbeg) 10min
  5. Argo and the modeling community (P. Oke)  10min
  6. Re-visit of FSD floats:  how to best handle them and communicate with users
Discussion: (10 min)

Communications:  25 min
  1. 6:10am Argo bibliography (M. Scanderbeg) 5min
  2. 6:15am Upkeep of Argo Steering Team Website (M. Scanderbeg) 5min
  3. 6:20am Argo Best Practices (T. Morris & M. Scanderbeg)  5 min
  4. 6:25am Environmental impact leaflet by EuroArgo (M Bollard) 5min
Discussion:  (5 min)


Moderators
avatar for Toshio Suga

Toshio Suga

Professor, Tohoku University

Presenters
avatar for Megan Scanderbeg

Megan Scanderbeg

ADMT Co-Chair, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0398-7272
avatar for Dean Roemmich

Dean Roemmich

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego
avatar for Virginie Thierry

Virginie Thierry

Physical Oceanographer, IFREMER (LOPS)
avatar for Stephen Riser

Stephen Riser

Professor, University of Washington
avatar for Peter Oke

Peter Oke

Research Scientist, CSIRO
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Oke
avatar for Tamaryn Morris

Tamaryn Morris

Marine Senior Scientist, South African Weather Service
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamaryn-morris-978a2030/?originalSubdomain=za
avatar for Marine Bollard

Marine Bollard

Communications Officer, Euro Argo (ERIC)


Friday March 26, 2021 05:00 - 06:40 PDT
Virtual

06:40 PDT

Break
Friday March 26, 2021 06:40 - 06:55 PDT

06:50 PDT

AST-22 Day 3 - Data and Communications (Friday / B)
  • Re-visit technical innovations - 10 min
  •  OceanOPS updates (M. Belbeoch) - 10 min
  • UN Decade (Argo proposal and others) (T. Suga) - 10 min
  • OC resolution 247 update (A. Troisi) - 5 min
  • Re-visit deployment planning - 10 min
Discussion:  (5 min)
Upcoming science conferences and technical workshops:  10 min
  • Deep Argo Workshops in fall 2021 (V. Thierry) 5min (virtual?)
  • BGC Workshop in fall 2021 (H. Claustre) 5min
  1. Virtual 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop in 2021:  stay tuned for more information 
  2. Virtual Regional Seas workshop:  Baltic/Med Sea/Arctic Workshops (C. Gourcuff)
  3. 7th Argo Science Workshop in 2022 (C. Gourcuff) - 5 min
  4. 7th DMQC Workshop Update (B. King) - 5 min
  5. Deep Argo Workshops in fall 2021 (virtual? - V. Thierry) - 5 min
  6. BGC Workshop in fall 2021 (H. Claustre) - 5 min
  7. Future meetings (5 min)
  • 1. ADMT-22: AOML, Miami with virtual options
  • 2. AST-23 – Monaco (March, 2022); AST-24 Canada; AST-25 UK?
AST membership & AST executive membership - 5 min
Close of AST-22 Meeting

Moderators
avatar for Susan Wijffels

Susan Wijffels

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Presenters
avatar for Mathieu Belbéoch

Mathieu Belbéoch

Head Technical Coordinator, OceanOPS
avatar for Toshio Suga

Toshio Suga

Professor, Tohoku University
avatar for Ariel Troisi

Ariel Troisi

IOC Chair, Servício de Hídrografia Naval
avatar for Virginie Thierry

Virginie Thierry

Physical Oceanographer, IFREMER (LOPS)
avatar for Hervé Claustre

Hervé Claustre

Research Scientist, CNRS & Sorbonne University
avatar for Claire Gourcuff

Claire Gourcuff

Science Officer, Euro-Argo ERIC
avatar for Brian King

Brian King

National Oceanography Centre
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1338-3234


Friday March 26, 2021 06:50 - 08:00 PDT
Virtual
 
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  • AST-22: Pleanary - Day Three (Friday)
  • AST-22 Plenary: Day 2 (Wednesday - CLOSED)
  • AST-22 Plenary: Day One (Tuesday)
  • BGC Argo: Monday
  • Break
  • Vendor Day (Thursday)