The MeSOLaB project is a GMMC-funded initiative aiming to develop an operational plateform of lagrangian simulations based on the MERCATOR oceanic velocity fieds. This project was submitted at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-mer (LOV) by Vincent Taillandier, Clément Fontana and Fabrizio d'Ortenzio.

The MERCATOR team provide daily oceanic velocity fields for the whole globe and at a 1/12° resolution. A dedicated server compute every day lagrangian forecasts in real-time, and that for the whole Argo floats network and the OAO floats network. In addition, the plateform allows external users to submit their own float positions and receive back 7-days forecast simulations.

The service is running since early 2014. The created database is available through the MeSOLaB website through web browsers, using the MeSOMap, or routinely accessible on-demand by ftp.

The tools and some visuals that you will find on our website were produced using scientific data extracted from this database. This way, we can give an overview of our capabilites in exploiting such a large dataset in an exhaustive approach. Tools we developped are of course totally tunnable to any geoscientific domain, so feel free to contact us for any demand out of the oceanographic scope.