In this activity, students use real-time data from Argo scientific floats to study ocean currents.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • access information, including real-time data, from the Argo website
  • plot data using Google Earth
  • use their results to study global ocean currents
  • understand how international collaboration and free access to global data enable scientists to carry out research.

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student worksheet.
    Published 18 June 2010