Events in 2016
•October 29th to November 15th, 2016
China Argo deployed two HM2000-type profilingfloats in the central South China Sea basin region using "Xiangyangghong 14" scientific expedition ship. So far, China Argo has accumulated a total of 10 domestic floats (one that did not receive any information and observations due to a communication failure) in the South China Sea, an important continental margin of the western Pacific. China has started to dominate the "Global Argo" design Construction of Argo Regional Ocean Observation Network in the South China Sea.
•September 23, 2016
With the BEIDOU profiling float slowly entering the basin waters in the middle of the South China Sea from "Scientific Experiment 1" research vessel, South China Sea Argo regional ocean observation network" officially began.
•August 3, 2016
Mr. Casey, President of Seabird and Mr. Tom, Vice President visited China Argo Real Time Data Center. They introduced the Navis Argo profile float developed by the company to laboratory researchers. In particular, they introduced Bio-Argo with Bio-geochemical sensors, and had technical exchanges with the center technicians on the use of float and sensor performance.
•July 6, 2016
Mr. Patrice, sales manager of France NKE (one of the major suppliers of Argo float in the world), visited China Argo Real Time Data Center. Heintroducedthe company sproductssuch as ProvorCTS4 multi-parameter float, Deep-ARVOR deep sea type 4000m) Argo buoy and ProvorSPI real-time communication cable climbing submarine.
•May 31, 2016
About 30 visitors who attend the PICES-2016 ISB&GC meeting visited China Argo real-time data center. Associate research scientist Liu Zenghong introduced the operating principle of Argo profiling float and the latest progress of Argo project to visitors.•May 26, 2016
senior engineer Zhengfeng Wang with other two people from Shanghai Marine Meteorological Center visited China Argo Real-Time Data Center. Dr. Minjie Cao introduced the development of Argo data sharing service platform to the visiting guests, and detailed data transmission and management. Then Dr. Cao demonstrated the main parts of the data sharing service platform. Later, the two sides discussed issues about the construction of the Marine environment real-time intelligent service platform in Northwestern Pacific typhoon sea.
•May 23, 2016
Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Meteorological Bureau. The purpose of this agreement is to enhance real-time ocean observing in Northwestern Pacific Ocean, South China Sea and Inidan Ocean. SIO will help Shanghai Meteorological Bureauin deploying Argo profiling floats and construction of real-time intelligent service system in the Northwestern Pacific.
•May 16, 2016
Prof. XuJianping, the Principal Investigator of Western Pacific Argo Real-time Ocean Observing project, leaded his team visiting the Institute of geographical information science of Zhejiang University. After listening to their report on the progress of cooperated project, they discussed the further tasks.
•May 9-13, 2016
In order to promote the marine scientific research in Indian Ocean, and assure the implementation of “Maritime Silk Route”, researcher ZengJiangning being the head of SIO delegation, visited the Sri Lanka National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency(NARA). The research assistant Lu Shaolei from China Argo Real-time Data Center, attended the communication.
•April 22, 2016
The students and teachers from Hohai University visited China Argo Real-time Data Center. Associate research Liu Zenghong introduced the latest progress of Argo project and the operating principle of Argo profiling float to them. The students showed a keen interest in the global Argo Real-time network, and asked some questions.
•April 7, 2016
The contract about ten BEIDOU profiling floats was signed, these floats were purchased by the special project of basic scientific research project “Argo Real-time Survey of the Western Pacific Ocean”. The floats are planned to be deployed in the South China Sea in August.•March 28, 2016
Vice researcher Cao Zhengliang, who comes from the Hadal Science and Technology Resaerch Center of Shanghai Ocean University, visited China Argo Real-time Data Center and had a deep conversation with Liu Zenghong on working principals of Argo floats and the status of China Argo program, etc.•January 28, 2016
For enhance the observation of global deep sea, deep-sea fishery and Southern Ocean, Shanghai Ocean University signed a Long-term cooperation mechanism Strategic Co-operation Frame Agreement with The Second Institute of Oceanography, which will promote Argo data application research.•January 27, 2016
《Nature》 published a review paper named 《Fifteen years of ocean observations with the global Argo array》, this paper is co-authored by 27 scholars from 18 countries, it reviews the achievement that Argo project has got in the past 15 years and looks forward to the future. The 27 scholars who are members of AST include Prof. Xu Jianping, who is chief scientist of China Argo Project.•January 21, 2016
Invited by Prof. Fan Wei from East China Sea fisheries Research Institute, Prof. Xu Jianping visited the Fishery remote sensing information technology laboratory and gave a report titled “Opportunity and Challenge of Argo Real-time Ocean Observing Network”, and also had a discussion about how to enhance analysis of deep-sea fishery, deployment of Bio-Argo and application of Argo data.
•January 19, 2016
Invited by Chief Huang Ningli, Prof. Xu Jianping visited the Shanghai meteorological observatory, gave a report titled “Opportunity and Challenge of the Argo Real-time Ocean Observing Network” and had a discussion about how to establish “Argo observing network in typhoon source region of Northwest Pacific”.