Sea operations and transports
As part of its mission, Mercator has to develop new applications, including more commercially-oriented ones, for its products. Since the setting up of a user service, various different industry sectors have begun using Mercator products.
The offshore industry
|Another group of users come from the offshore industry. For example, understanding and predicting currents in the depths of the ocean helps in making the right operational choices regarding the safety of precise cable or pipelines manipulation manoeuvres. Users can also be found within telecommunications and electricity companies, where requirements relate to the laying of submarine cables.|
|The major maritime companies are currently evaluating the advantages which could be gained from operational forecasts of surface currents, in addition to weather forecasts, in their routing planning. Finally, for the last few years offshore racing has benefited from operational oceanic forecasting.|