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

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MEOP Databases

The MEOP consortium brings together several national programmes to produce a comprehensive quality-controlled database of oceanographic data using instrumented marine mammals.

Here the different groups of the MEOP consortium are presented:

•  Australia

•  Brazil

•  Canada

•  China

•  Italy

•  France SO-MEMO

•  Germany

•  Norway

•  South Africa

•  United Kingdom

•  USA