French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM)

SHOM (Service hydrographique et océanographique de la marine) has three main missions. National hydrographic service SHOM performs general hydrography duties for all seafarers to meet France’s international obligations under the international SOLAS Con… Read more »

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer)

Arvor float deployment. Credit: Ifremer Ifremer, the French research institute for exploitation of the sea, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal env… Read more »

Mercator Ocean International (MOi)

Since January 2001, Mercator Océan has been developing and running operational systems (based on the MERCATOR System) able to describe, to monitor and to forecast the ocean at any location in the world, from the deep ocean to the surface. Mercator Océa… Read more »