Shom, a public administrative institution under the supervision of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, is the heir to the oldest official hydrographic service in the world, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine, created on 19 November 1720. Its miss… Read more »

Mercator Ocean

Mercator Ocean is a public institute based in Toulouse, France, whose goal is to deliver comprehensive, worldwide information on the oceans physical state from the surface to the bottom, using ocean modelling and data assimilation. Mercator Ocean web s… Read more »


The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) builds global scale sea ice concentration maps from SSM/I at 12.5 km grid resolution and also motion maps from the optimal combination of scatterometer and radiometer data at 62 km res… Read more »