MOi
Mercator Ocean International

Mercator Océan, Rue Hermès, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France
Established: 1995
https://www.mercator-ocean.fr
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation
Geographical scope: Global
Member countries: France, Italy, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
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Organisation’s mission:

Mercator Ocean International is a non profit company employing a team of 75 people dedicated to global ocean monitoring and forecasting. Between observation infrastructures and users, MOI ensures the continuity from research to oceanographic operational services. Since 2017, MOI has nine European research and operational governmental shareholders. MOI delivers worldwide marine core services based on its high resolution global ocean and European seas capacity for real time monitoring and forecasting, its work on ocean multi-year reanalyses and the strong expertise of its oceanographers. Eddy-resolving ocean modelling, multi-data assimilation, product quality assessment, multi-year variability, expertise on physical ocean & ice, biogeochemistry, data management and core service to users are the main fields of expertise. Over the last 15 years, Mercator Ocean has been playing a leading role in operational oceanography at international level and European level. After having successfully coordinated the European MyOcean-1/2 and follow on projects, Mercator Ocean was officially appointed by the European Commission on November in 2014 to define, manage, implement and operate the "Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service" (CMEMS) (as part of the European Earth observation programme, Copernicus) on its current multi-annual financial framework 2014-2020.

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Keywords

  • data assimilation
  • global
  • ocean experts
  • ocean forecasting
  • user services

Activities

  • Conducting research and/or observations
  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Provision of (ocean) information services
MOi
is a child of
Met Office Met Office
MOi
collaborates with
European Marine Board European Marine Board
MOi
collaborates with
Global Ocean Observing System Global Ocean Observing System
MOi
has observer/participant/member status with
Group on Earth Observations Group on Earth Observations
MOi
has observer/participant/member status with
GEO Blue Planet GEO Blue Planet