Despite its importance in regulating the climate and sustaining life on Earth, the ocean is a largely under sampled and unknown ecosystem. This ignorance is preventing us from accurately predicting how ocean biology and biogeochemical cycles will respond to the ongoing climate warming

Observations are key to understanding. The main objective of this project is to procure the first fleet of UK BioArgo floats, which will be deployed in the Atlantic ocean. This network of Bio-Argo floats will complement current satellite and ship measurements and synergistically allow us to monitor biogeochemical variables in the upper 1000 m of the water column and over sustained periods of time.



UK National Environmental Research centre

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Project Info:

  • Acronym:UK BIO-ARGO
  • Title:UK contribution to the international
  • Bio-Argo Network
  • Started in: Nov. 2013
  • Area of interest: North Atlantic Sub-polar Gyre,
  • Sub-Tropical Gyres,
  • Oxygen minimum zones
  • Website:

Principal investigators:

Giorgio Dall'Olmo, PML, UK
  • Affiliation:Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
  • Country:United Kingdom
  • Email:gdal at
  • Website: Personal home page
Jon Turton, UKMO, UK
  • Affiliation:UK MetOffice
  • Country:United Kingdom
  • Email:N/A
  • Website: N/A
Justin Buck, BODC, UK
  • Affiliation:British Oceanographic Data Centre
  • (BODC)
  • Country:United Kingdom
  • Email:N/A
  • Website: N/A
Brian King, NOC, UK
  • Affiliation:National Oceanography Centre
  • (NOC)
  • Country:United Kingdom
  • Email:N/A
  • Website: N/A

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