Argo data are freely available without restriction. However, to track
uptake and impact, we ask that where Argo data are used in a publication or product, an acknowledgement be given.
The Argo Data Management Team assigns Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to Argo documents and
datasets. These can easily be included in publications and keeps a direct and permanent link to the Argo document
or data set used in that publication (to ensure reproducibility). The data sets are archived in monthly snapshots
each with its own DOI.
To acknowledge Argo, please use the following sentence and place the appropriate Argo DOI afterwards as described below.
" These data
were collected and made freely available by the International Argo
Program and the national programs that contribute to it.
(http://www.argo.ucsd.edu, http://argo.jcommops.org). The Argo Program
is part of the Global Ocean Observing
There are two options when picking an Argo DOI:
(1) Pick the one associated with when you obtained the data from the Argo GDAC. Please refer to the ADMT's DOI page to find the correct DOI to include in your publication or product.
(2) If you did not obtain the Argo data from the GDAC, but from an Argo data product or other source without a date for the Argo data attached to it,
use the general one with no time associated with it: