ARGUS-Statistics and Information Systems in Environment and Public Health GmbH was founded in July 1999 as an economically independent commercial enterprise. Core business is the information and data management on all relevant questions in the fields of environment and public health.

ARGUS commenced work in the 1970`s as a working group within the Institute for Quantitative Methods at the Technical University of Berlin. ARGUS e.V. (ARGUS Association) was founded in 1987 and has been working since 1989 as an ancillary institute, associated by way of a co-operation contract with the Technical University.

The personnel as well as the expertise and experience is drawn from the ARGUS e.V. (ARGUS Association) at the Technical University of Berlin. ARGUS GmbH has taken over the function of a link between science and commerce and industry.