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ArgoHydro, Hydrology in the classroom

Danielle De Staerke (CNES, France)


Léa Lasson (CNES, France); Margaret Srinivasan (NASA/JPL, USA); Annette de Charon (ODYSEA LLC, USA)

Event: 2017 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Outreach, Education and Altimetric Data Services

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: not provided


For the past 15 years, the ARGONAUTICA educational project has made actual oceanographic data available to primary and secondary students.

In the context of climate change impact, and the increasing research interest in acceleration of the water cycle – such as heavy precipitation, storm surges, severe floods, and droughts – we have added a hydrological component to the ARGONAUTICA project.
This activity is aided by the development of the NASA-Centre National d'Études Spatiales collaborative mission, Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT). After its 2021 launch, SWOT will provide essential information on large rivers, lakes and reservoirs – along with high-resolution measurements of our global ocean – at least twice every 21 days.
The new educational endeavor, called ArgoHydro will consist of in situ measurements by schools (precipitation, soil moisture, lake and river levels) and correlation with satellite data (Global Precipitation Measurement, Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture Active Passive, SWOT).
ArgoHydro is designed to complement the international Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program. GLOBE already offers precipitation and soil moisture measuring protocols for in situ measurements. A similar protocol for measuring the surface water level of lakes and rivers is under development. SWOT will benefit from students taking part in water level studies while supporting GLOBE’s mission “to promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.”


Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Concerto Ballroom Thu, Oct 26 2017,14:00 Thu, Oct 26 2017,18:00
Danielle De Staerke