The ARGOS data collection and location system was established in 1978 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, USA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, USA), and the French space agency (CNES, France). ARGOS was developed specifically for scientists to study the environment.
ARGOS can locate any platform carrying a suitable transmitter, anywhere in the world, and collect data from sensors connected to the transmitter.

ARGOS has been serving users for more than 20 years, in a spirit of worldwide cooperation. The best example of this is the way the system continues to evolve as a partnership between its users and operators. The enhancements described above will enable the Argos user community to satisfy increasingly difficult data relay needs with a proven, reliable and robust data collection system as ARGOS continues its Earth observation and monitoring mission into the next century.

ARGOS is operated by CLS/ARGOS, based in Toulouse, France. As the CLS Japan office, we Cubic-i provide all the related services to users.