NOAA/PMEL's Argo profiling float project is headed by Dr. Gregory C. Johnson (PMEL). Dr. Elizabeth Steffen and Ms. Alexandra Brewer (Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Hawaii) both work at PMEL on Argo float testing, deployment logistics, and engineering evaluation. Ms. Kristene McTaggart (PMEL) focuses on delayed-mode quality control of PMEL Argo float data. Dr. John Lyman (Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Hawaii) performs scientific analyses using Argo data at PMEL and also helps with their delayed mode-quality control. Ms. Paige Logan (School of Oceanography, University of Washington) is analyzing Argo data at PMEL as part of her graduate studies.
People who once worked at PMEL on Argo or scientific analyses of Argo data include former graduate student Amy Wirts (now at USGC), former research scientist Dr. Sarah G. Purkey (now at LDEO), former postdoctoral researcher Sunke Schmidtko (now at GEOMAR), and former Hollings Scholarship summer intern Madeleine Young (now at MIT). Dr. Annie Wong (now a member of Prof. Riser's float group at the University of Washington) also once worked at PMEL on delayed-mode salinity quality control and scientific analyses of Argo float data, as well as international Argo data management issues.
Prof. Steven Riser (School of Oceanography, University of Washington) and his float hardware group (Dana Swift, Rick Rupan, and formerly Dale Ripley and Kurt Heinze) collaborated with PMEL on our first foray into float work, the Steller's Sea Lion floats, in 2001 and 2002. They continue generously to advise on and assist with PMEL Argo float work.
The float data pages at PMEL are descended from those of Dana Swift (School of Oceanography, University of Washington). His pages were ported to NOAA/PMEL, augmented, and then substantially modified by Dr. Donald Denbo and Willa Zhu (Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Oceans, University of Washington), who continue to assist with PMEL Argo float data management and information technology. Nancy Soreide and Tracey Nakamura (PMEL) built the other float web pages.
Many people kindly help by deploying the floats from a large number of ships.