Country: France

The JCOMM in situ Observing Programmes Support Centre

The Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology Observing Programmes Support Centre, provides technical coordination at international level for the sustained elements of the Global Ocean Observing System. The Centre monitors in real-time the status of the observing networks and provides a toolbox to evaluate their performance and optimize their implementation and data… Read more »


Contact: Romain Tricarico ALSEAMAR, formerly know as ACSA, is a European high-tech company manufacturing the low-logistics and user-friendly SEAEXPLORER rechargeable underwater glider.


ACRI-ST is an SME, established in Sophia-Antipolis, France, for more than 20 years. ACRI-ST is a supplier of space agencies in all phases of Earth Observation missions (simulation of space-based sensors, operational chains of spatial data processing, processing and archiving centre, provision of Copernicus services to end users), performs research activities related to theoretical and… Read more »

NKE Instrumentation (NKE)

NKE Instrumentation is a French industrial SME involved in the design, the manufacturing and commercialization of sensors and vectors support dedicated for oceanographic research applications. Knowledge domains of the R&D team are from the sensors design, acquisition chains and satellite transmissions. We are also involved, mechanical design for sensors, buoys and deep profiling floats. We… Read more »

Euro Argo ERIC (Euro-Argo)

The Community legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) entered into force on 28 August 2009. This specific legal form is designed to facilitate the joint establishment and operation of research infrastructures of European interest. It is signed at ministry level and must have at least three member states as members. The Euro-Argo… Read more »

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO (IOC)

Established in 1960, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO promotes international cooperation and coordinates programmes in marine research, services, observation systems, hazard mitigation and capacity development in order to learn more and better manage the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas. Through the application of this knowledge the Commission aims to… Read more »

Mercator Ocean (MERCATOR)

Mercator Ocean is the French Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Centre. Owned by public institutions (CNRS, Ifremer, IRD, Météo-France, SHOM), Mercator Ocean is a non-profit company (Société Civile), based in Toulouse, employing a team of ~ 50 persons, entirely devoted to ocean monitoring and forecasting, and tasked by French authorities to take an active part in… Read more »

Institut Francais de Recherche pour l’expl. de la mer (Ifremer)

Created in 1984, Ifremer is a public institute of an industrial and commercial nature (EPIC). It is supervised jointly by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. Ifremer, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring… Read more »

European Marine Board (EMB IVZW)

The European Marine Board (EMB) is Europe’s foremost marine science policy think-tank, delivering strategy and foresight to advance European research focused on seas and oceans. In 2017, the Marine Board represents 33 Member Organizations from 19 countries. EMB provides a strategic pan-European platform for expressing a collective vision of European marine research priorities to meet… Read more »

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE)

IEEE will contribute to AtlantOS in the area of “cross-cutting innovations and emerging networks” for the two tasks of “shared infrastructure” and of “best practices for observing systems”. The IEEE France Section is an IEEE non-profit corporation registered in France in 1967. It has more than 3000 members with many links to both industry and… Read more »