As an operational oceanography centre, Mercator Ocean International wishes to offer science services to society by providing access to updated data. Outreach support can take diverse forms such as realising an exhibition for a scientific centre, museum or scientific event, pedagogical project for a school, or publication of a paper dealing with oceanography. To date, Mercator Ocean International had the opportunity to touch some 2 million citizens though our participation in such activities.
Catherine Jeandel, Research Director, from the French National Centre for Scientific Research who is using our data for educational projects said: “Animations representing ocean temperature, currents and the presence of sea ice are of great help when we intervene in schools. Part of our professional work involves explaining scientific advances on the future of the planet.”