Specific Objectives of the Argo Data Center

  1. Make real-time quality controlled data available to the operational community within 24 hours of collection.  A 24 hour, 7 day a week fully automated operation is provided.
  2. Achieve a higher level of quality control, including expert inspection of profiles, applied to the data within 3 months.
  3. Provide continuous open access to the data after the real-time quality control.
  4. Perform continuous evaluation of the network to ensure that design requirements are satisfied.
  5. Generate of data products to increase the usefulness of data and for further quality assessment.