EuroGOOS Argo Task Team

The EuroGOOS Argo Task Team integrates the Euro-Argo ERIC into the EuroGOOS framework to mutually coordinate actions related to operational oceanography.

Key Objectives

The main objective of the Task Team is to facilitate interactions between non-Euro-Argo ERIC institutes/countries and the Euro-Argo ERIC governance structure, especially the Management Board (MB).

The Task Team aims to:

  • Meet regularly with the Euro-Argo ERIC MB, at least once a year, arranged to be during the MB annual meetings;
  • Support and facilitate the process of Euro-Argo ERIC membership of present non-Euro-Argo ERIC countries;
  • Organize workshops/training about Argo issues (e.g., DMQC-Delayed Mode Quality Control) in collaboration with the Euro-Argo ERIC;
  • Collaborate in the organization of events with the Euro-Argo ERIC (e.g., Science Meeting and Users Meeting);
  • Prepare, in collaboration with the Euro-Argo ERIC, the participation to the Argo Steering Team (AST) and Argo Data Management Team (ADMT) meetings;
  • Develop the collaboration with users and stakeholder communities in non-ERIC EU member countries, and facilitate the recruitment of new members;
  • Link with EuroGOOS Regional Operational Observing Systems (ROOSs), Working Groups, Task Teams and relevant ongoing observational programmes/projects;
  • Report annually to the EuroGOOS General Assembly.

List of Members


  • Antonio Miguel Santos, Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), Portugal
  • Griet Neukermans, University of Ghent, Belgium 


  • Alan Berry, Marine Institute, Ireland 
  • Birgit Klein, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), Germany
  • Clare Bellingham, National Oceanography Centre, UK
  • Emanuele Organelli, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), Italy
  • Giulio Notarstefano, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy
  • Kamila Walicka, National Oceanography Centre, UK
  • Laura Tuomi, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland
  • Luísa Lamas, Hydrographic Institute (IH), Portugal
  • Marios Josephides, Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Cyprus
  • Tanya Mendes Silveira, Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), Portugal
  • Tülay Çokacar, Institute of Marine Science Management, Istanbul University, Turkey
  • Yann-Hervé de Roeck, Euro-Argo ERIC, France

EuroGOOS Facilitation:

  • Joseph Nolan, European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS), Belgium

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