The 3rd Argo Science Workshop: the Future of Argo

The Third Argo Science Workshop (ASW-3) will be hosted by the Second Institute of Oceanography in Hangzhou, China, 25-27 March, 2009.

Thank you for all the abstracts submitted on a variety of topics that make substantial use of Argo data. The purpose of the meeting is to assess the general utility of the Argo array and its future direction.

Abstract acceptances have been posted. Please see the Abstract Submission link for details on poster and oral presentation requirements for the workshop.

Detailed schedule information has been posted.

On Wednesday evening, 25 March 2009, there will be a welcome dinner for all the of the ASW-3 participants.

On Thursday evening, 26 March 2009, there will be a longer poster session with a buffet reception sponsored by the industrial exhibitors.

Deadline for registration was 21 January 2009.

Hotel and visa information have been posted. Please make your hotel reservations by 31 January 2009.

If you are interested in having an exhibit at ASW-3, please contact

Please contact with any questions.

International sponsors:

Argo Steering Team

North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)

Chinese sponsors:

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

State Oceanic Administration (SOA)

Second Institute of Oceanography of SOA

State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics