The Euro-Argo is presently developing with the European Members and Observers an implementation plan for Argo for the next decade including the biogeochemical –Argo component. The European component will be:
- Project-based funding: Biogeochemical-Argo contribution by the European community is organized through several observation projects, funded by different sources either at national or European level. Since 2010, several large projects, some of them still on-going, have significantly contributed to biogeochemical-Argo time series in various open ocean waters:
- Long-term commitments: Euro-Argo is working with the European Commission to develop a long term European contribution to Argo that includes a biogeochemical component. Such European contribution will be based on Euro-Argo Members national contributions complemented with a European contribution that should be supported both by DG-Mare and DG-Growth (Copernicus). Indeed such data are essential for validation of Copernicus Satellite data and Ecosystem models validation as well as contribution to the assessment of the Good environment assessment for MSFD.
Refer to European member pages for National funding agencies. This page we only mention the potential European Commission agencies
Directorate General for Research and Innovation
Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries National
Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs