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

Argo GDACs

Direct Data Access, experienced users

GO-BGC data are distributed through the Argo Global Data Assembly Centers (Coriolis, USGODAE) in NetCDF format. 

Information for accessing Argo GDACs can be found here and here.

 

FloatViz

Direct Data Access, beginner to intermediate users

GO-BGCViz, SOCCOMViz

FloatViz is a data portal that allows access through ASCII files, and simple data visualization for individual floats. 

 

ERDDAP

Direct Data Access, experienced users

Introduction to ERDDAP. GO-BGC and SOCCOM float data are accessible through the NOAA PolarWatch ERDDAP server. 

 This portal is well-suited for machine-to-machine applications and is also capable of data visualization.

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

https://www.ocean-ops.org/board

OceanOPS (previously JCOMMOPS) provides an interactive, global visualization of the Argo float array, in addition to other global observational networks.

https://argovis.colorado.edu/

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

https://fleetmonitoring.euro-argo.eu/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.