Data Access and Visualization
Float data are made publicly available in near-real time, typically within 24 hours from when a float surfaces.
GO-BGC data can be used freely, with no restrictions. However, we ask that GO-BGC is properly acknowledged when used in a publication or a product.
Float data can be accessed in various formats through multiple data portals
Float Data Access
Direct Data Access, experienced users
R, MATLAB, and Python code for accessing, parsing, and visualizing BGC float data can be found here.
Float Status Table
Direct Data Access, all users
Sortable table aimed for quick float status assessment, including most recent position, basin, and deployment cruise.
This portal is useful for analyzing the status of the GO-BGC Array and provides access to quick visualization and individual float data files from the Argo GDACs and FloatViz.
FLOAT DATA Visualization
OceanOPS (previously JCOMMOPS) provides an interactive, global visualization of the Argo float array, in addition to other global observational networks.
Argovis allows access to float data via API, as well as visualization of profile data on their web portal. Float trajectory forecasts and co-located float data with weather events are also available.
Argo Fleet Dashboard
Visualization tool for the Argo float array, including GO-BGC and other BGC floats. Float maps can be sorted for Core or BGC Argo floats. Profile and metadata for individual floats can be accessed through this tool.