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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.