European Delegation

The Copernicus Marine Service is the European Union’s free online ocean access data.


Mercator Ocean offers customised operational oceanography services suitable for application in many areas.


Our core expertise is based on science to produce the best possible numerical representation of the oceans.

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Maps and animations of the oceans, regularly updated.

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I would like to thank you for your support, fast-response and efficiency. The Mercator Ocean bulletin was largely used for routing and for our sampling plan during the 2,5 years of the expedition. Among the dozens advancements that TARA Oceans project has developed, I can affirm that the routing with the Mercator system and the satellites is one of the most important for the oceanographic community. Even if this kind of strategy is being regularly used for research vessels, the partnership between TARA and Mercator Ocean demonstrated the ability to do so over a long period of time and with a global cover, which is almost never the case and all this, in real time.

Fabrizio D'Ortenzio Researcher CNRS
MERCATOR OCEAN has delivered the PSY2V4R2 products always on schedule and without any problems.
These products have been used to force PCOMS, the Portuguese Continental Coast Modelling System, and produce daily days circulation forecasts which are widely used in several research projects with different aims.
In these projects, wide-ranging validation has been performed with good success.
PSY2V4R2 have been in 2014, and continue to be, robust and reliable products on which IST’s forecasting system is based on.
Francisco Campuzano MARETEC 2015
Data users by end of 2016
Mercator Ocean' systems weekly and daily operationality in 2016
Ocean Data Volume distributed in 2016 by Mercator Ocean Systems
Cultural partners worldwide (2016): museums, aquarium, expeditions

Off-the-shelf oceanographic services

Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, CMEMS, is a European service operated by Mercator Ocean and offers its users an easy and secure access to essential ocean data (past, present and forecasts).

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