Information for the AST-21 Meeting

The twenty first Argo Steering Team meeting will be hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, in Southamton, UK, the week of 16 - 20 March 2020.

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 Argo Steering Team wants to strengthen links to the ocean forecasting, reanalysis, and seasonal prediction communities. To facilitate this, there will be a one day Argo - BGC-Argo - Ocean Predict Workshop on Monday, 16 March, 2020.

On Tuesday March 17th, there may be another BGC-AST session in the morning and an all day vendor session.

All Monday and Tuesday sessions, excluding the AST executive meeting, will be open.

The AST executive meeting will be held on Tuesday.

The plenary AST meeting will be held 18 March 2020 through 20 March 2020.

The first day of the AST meeting, Wednesday the 18th, will be open. The last two days will be closed.

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Monday AM BGC
Ocean Predict
Monday PM BGC
Ocean Predict
BGC + Ocean Predict
Tuesday AM BGC
Tuesday PM Vendors
AST Executive
Wednesday AST Plenary Open
Thursday AST Plenary Closed
Friday AST Plenary Closed

Please contact Megan Scanderbeg at if you need an official invitation letter to obtain a visa to the UK. Instructions on what to provide for the letter request are here.

Please request letters of invitation by 31 December 2019.