Educational Resources for Teachers:

More information about Argo:

The Australian IMOS Argo program:

Information about the international Argo program (UCSD website):


The SEREAD Program

A link to the SEREAD program (Scientific Educational Resources and Experience Associated with the Deployment of Argo profiling floats)

Teaching materials include:

What is weather? A teaching unit for years 3-6

What is climate? A teaching unit for years 7-10

Oceans Rising  A teaching unit for years 8-12

Extra; thinking and literacy activities: Teaching resources for years 7-12


Tracking Argo Floats on Google Earth

Argo Layer in Google Earth

Monitor the Argo network in real-time using Google Earth software (GE). This Argo layer for Google Earth shows the positions of all active and inactive floats, features stories about a select number of floats and shows where floats will be deployed. Using a special web interface, it is possible to plot the trajectories for a certain region and time range. To begin exploring this resource, follow the directions below :

  1. Download and install Google Earth at
  2. Launch the application
  3. Click on the following link:

This will add a group of layers named "Argo" in your "Temporary Places" (see left frame). This group of layers includes active and inactive floats, deployment plans, and float stories.

Move up this group of layers (picking the top level one) to your "Preferred places". Hence each time you launch GE, your Argo layers will be available and up to date.

You can right click on the root layer and click "Refresh" to update it at any time (but it is not necessary as it should be automatic).