AUSTRALIA

The Australian contribution to global Biogeochemical-Argo is coordinated through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Indian Ocean Bio-Argo project “Characterizing the changing Indian Ocean’s biogeochemistry and ecology using revolutionary new robotic tools” and the IMOS Argo-Australia facility.

  • The overall priorities of the Australian Biogeochemical-Argo program is to enable cost-effective observations of large scale changes in the biogeochemistry and pelagic ecology of the oceans surrounding Australia.

  • Areas of preferential deployments are essentially (but not exclusively) the eastern South Indian Ocean, the western South Pacific Ocean, and the Indian and Pacific sectors of the Southern Ocean.

  • A strong focus on data management is a high priority for the Biogeochemical-Argo program in Australia, with a strong commitment to coordinating data management with the Argo-Australia data management team and activity in development of quality control software tools.

The Australian contribution to global Biogeochemical-Argo is currently supported through project-based funding, including:

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
AISRF

AISRF

Australian Government: Department of Industry, Innovation and Skills
Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF).
The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) helps Australian researchers from public and private sectors to participate with Indian scientists in leading-edge scientific research projects and workshops.
NCRIS

NCRIS

Australian Government: Department of Education and Training
National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)
The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy drives research excellence and collaboration between 35,000 researchers, government and industry to deliver practical outcomes.
CSIRO - Oceans and Atmosphere

CSIRO

Oceans and Atmosphere
Providing knowledge to manage Australia's marine areas and atmospheric environment.



  • Name:Nick Hardman-Mountford
  • Affiliation:Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Country:Australia
  • Email:nick.hardman-mountford at csiro.au

RELATED PROJECTS

Biogeochemical Argo Australia

Related Projects

IO BIO-ARGO