Mercator Ocean is now a non-profit company, owned by 5 Major French Agencies - all founding members - :
- CNRS (National Centre of the Scientific Research)
- IFREMER (French Research Institute for Sea operations)
- IRD (Development Research Institute)
- METEO FRANCE (French National Weather Service)
- SHOM (Oceanographic Department of the French Navy)
Founding member of Mercator Océan, the French Spatial Agency (CNES) is today a key-partner.