Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole

When diving animals help us to observe the oceans

Over 800,000 vertical profiles of Temperature and Salinity have been collected since 2004 in the World Ocean by attaching tags on marine mammals, such as Southern elephant seals.

In this website, you will find information about the marine mammal tagging programs, and an access point to the publicly available databases.

Please let us know if you are using our data. You can contact us by mail to if you have any question.

The MEOP data portal

•  News

•  About  MEOP

•  Groups

•  Data

•  Pictures

•  Publications

•  Contact

Content of the website

The MEOP portal is open

Monday, 1 June 2015

Welcome to the new shiny MEOP portal, home to the marine mammal oceanographers. This website is a natural place to present the MEOP consortium and its work. It is also the portal to the MEOP-CTD database. You can now find scientific and technical information on the database. News will be posted here regularly, about database updates, new deployments, new scientific studies or simply to share nice pictures. If you want to share your impressions or your work with us, please send us an email to