Argo, Arizona’s own Calypso, is the state’s first conservation education and research vessel. Argo brings together the public, students, citizen science, educators and institutional marine science researchers together to provide a dynamic, impactful learning experience while achieving substantive scientific and conservation goals.
Researchers and students onboard and at home can participate in the operation of Argo’s land and ship-based drones, submerged ROVs, masthead and underwater cameras while conducting at sea & coastal research & conservation activities. The public & students can periodically access free streaming content from Argo. You can participate in many scientific and conservation projects, even from home!
Crew rotations of up to ten people work in cramped, close quarters on a Spartan-like, purpose built vessel – Argo is NOT a yacht! Institutional researchers and students can join the vessel for a period of time for at sea field work. Space is available to transport, deploy and operate researcher’s equipment; collect and store field samples.
Argo was custom designed to provide flexibly adaptable features to support scuba and remote observation and sampling operations with personnel, drones and submerged ROVs.
A platform of opportunity, Argo is available to participate in projects with YOU!
Universities, schools and conservation organizations and institutions are encouraged to inquire about opportunities to collaborate on research and conservation projects. Such projects can benefit by leveraging from Argo’s many unique features and capabilities to achieve their goals.
Argo is crewed by experienced, skilled professionals devoted to Argo’s mission and YOUR success. Our Argonauts want to serve YOU and help you achieve YOUR objectives. Please call or write us today outlining the project you want to do together.
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Argo is proud of its foundational collaboration with Arizona based SciTech Institute, (https://scitechinstitute.org/) a world leader providing quality science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) educational resources around the World. Their Chief Science Officer program alumni hail from Africa to India and across the entire United States. Educators are encouraged to contact email@example.com for lesson plans tailored to complement Argo’s 5 year mission.
The public and students can go online to view, interact and converse with the Argonauts and researchers, even while at sea and in remote locations. YOU, too, can participate with scientific and conservation projects online. Have lasting FUN as we discover natural wonders above, on and in the sea together. Make a difference and join us!
Online and in-person opportunities include zoom sessions and meet & greet venues on shore, in harbor and onboard. SciTech Institute (https://scitechinstitute.org/) conducts ~2,000 STEAM events annually and the Argonauts participate with many of them.
Projects include whale sharks, sea turtles, dolphins and whales, seals, seabird and turtle nesting sites, fisheries, reef surveys and restoration efforts. Conservation initiatives onshore include plastic recycling and water management. Many of these projects have activities that you can do online to help protect our Water World.
Your tax deductible donation puts wind in Argo’s sails to reach underserved students.
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