to: 11 Jun 2020




Mercator Ocean International, based in Toulouse, France, is a global ocean information service operator able to generate digital representations of the world’s oceans. It is a service provider of ocean data and information in real and delayed time. It is entrusted by the European Union for implementing the Copernicus Marine Service (

Thanks to its very reactive and skilled user support, along with its business neutral positioning, the Copernicus Marine Service can help and support the industry and SMEs to develop their marine applications. Moreover, the ocean data distributed by the Copernicus Marine Service is free of charge, allowing public and private companies – start-ups, SMEs and large companies (i.e. intermediate users) – to develop their applications, adding value to the Copernicus Marine products and developing services for their end-users. Intermediate users represent key assets for the development of the blue economy by revitalizing specialized downstream sectors (environment, transport, research, defence, etc.).
The Copernicus Marine Service supports its intermediate users by promoting their business in many ways, for example in the Use Case web portal section where intermediate users showcase applications they have developed using the Copernicus Marine service products. Publishing such a use case on our web portal help intermediate users to raise awareness of their work as these success stories are widely circulated to local and regional authorities, representatives in the European Parliament, industry chief executives and participants at dedicated events.

In the last ten years, following new environmental directives or the impact of climate change, for example, the maritime sector has been encouraged to rethink its global strategy, with new production processes and new environmental strategies. This creates new potentials which are tackled by the marine industry.

In this EOcafe our special guest Laurence Crosnier, Head of Marketing and Communication, Mercator Ocean International will address the following:

• Which Copernicus marine data is of interest for the industry?
• We will present examples of applications developed by the industry, using the Copernicus Marine Service data.
• What are the next tender opportunities? What is the User Uptake Program?
• How the Marine data offer will evolve in the coming years?

This webinar will be followed up with one-to-one (online) meetings with Mercator staff to help you explore the opportunities around the Copernicus Marine Service and how you can benefit from them. If you want to set up a timeslot write to Marian (

Registration: This webinar is open to ALL but priority will be given to EARSC members. Registration is free but compulsory. Please click on the following link to register by the 10th of June at 11:00 (CET).