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Several hundred diving animals have been fitted with tags since 2004. These satellite tags are used to study the at-sea ecology of these animals. Simultaneously, they collect valuable oceanographic data useful to monitor polar ocean conditions.

The MEOP consortium (MEOP: Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole) brings together several national programmes to produce a comprehensive quality-controlled database of oceanographic data obtained in Polar Regions from instrumented marine mammals.

This website presents the MEOP project, and the members of the MEOP consortium. It makes the quality-controlled oceanographic data publicly available to the scientific and operational oceanographic communities.


World map showing the distribution of CTD profiles (i.e. vertical profiles of temperature and salinity) currently available in the MEOP-CTD database.

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