French GDAC anomaly with B-Argo files

Since February 13th 2017, the French GDAC rejected the B-Argo files if their corresponding Core-Argo file is not in version 3.1 (B-Argo files contain BGC parameters, such as oxygen or chlorophyll).

This behavior is not correct.

 

From today March 1st the French GDAC reverted to the previous behavior : B-Argo files are accepted as far as they pass the format check.

We shall receive the erroneously rejected files with the next synchronization with US GDAC.