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Argos DCS System Use Agreement of the Month
– June 2016

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Arctic Ocean Buoy Program


  1. To monitor and detect on-going change of the Arctic environmental conditions, especially for atmospheric & oceanographic parameters.
  2. To understand important processes among atmosphere, sea ice & ocean, such as ice melting & freezing which are closely related to recent reduction of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.
  3. To contribute to the International Arctic Buoy Programme which works for maintaining a network of drifting buoys in the Arctic Ocean, to provide meteorological & oceanographic data for real-time operational requirements & research purposes including supports to the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) & World Weather Watch (WWW) program.

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