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Jason-3 – providing data for the Copernicus Marine Service

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Pierre Bahurel (CEO of Mercator Ocean) explains why Jason-3 data is important for the Copernicus Marine Service. The launch of the Jason-3 ocean altimetry satellite last month was a huge boost for ocean monitoring. As well as continuing the unique…

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Ocean heat content and climate change: new scientific prospects

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The study of the climate is by its very nature an interdisciplinary exercise: to understand how the climate functions, we need to study changes to the atmosphere, the oceans, landmasses and the biosphere in equal measure, as well as the…

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Mercator Ocean, partner of 2d3D Animations for the game “Mission Oceans”

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2d3D has developed an edutainment projet called “Mission Oceans“. It is a management game in which the objective is to re-establish and maintain the ecological balance to protect and to preserve oceans. In order to do so, the player needs…

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Turning point in Altimetry : the Jason-3 satellite will be launched on January 17, 2016

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The satellite Jason-3 will be launched on January 17th 2016. It is the follow-on altimetry mission of Jason-2. The objective of the Jason-3 mission is to provide continuity to the unique accuracy and coverage of the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2…

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An intense El Niño event for the end of the year 2015!

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El Niño is a climate variation which results from the coupling of intense atmospheric and oceanic phenomena, mainly in tropical regions. During winter when it appears, El Nino has weather impacts around the globe. In the ocean El Niño is…

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COP21: Mercator Ocean takes a stand for the ocean and the climate

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Thursday December 3rd 2015: Ocean Day at COP21 Mercator Ocean and Copernicus Marine Service will be present during COP21 to highlight the importance of sustainable oceans in climate change. From 30 November to 11 December 2015, France is hosting and…

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Canada’s global ice-ocean prediction system is now operational

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Environment Canada and Mercator Ocean joined in a cutting-edge scientific collaboration for data assimlation and “ocean-ice” modeling domains thanks to a memorandum of understanding led by Meteo France. One of the missions of the Canadian Ministry “Environment Canada” is to…

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