Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 03 Issue 01

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Volume 03, No. 1
Pages 60 - 61

SERVICES AND FACILITIES • The Argos System: Monitoring the World's Environment

Katherine R. SwensonA.E. Shaw III
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The Argos system is a satellite-based Data Collection and Location System (DCLS) used to collect in situ environmental data from fixed and mobile platforms. Coupled with an accurate position determination, these data are time-tagged and disseminated world-wide. The year 1990 marks twelve years of continuous operation of the Argos system, primarily in the service of oceanography.


Swenson, K.R., and A.E. Shaw III. 1990. The Argos system: Monitoring the world’s environment. Oceanography 3(1):60–61, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1990.29.