Created in 2001 by a pool of oceanographers, SAT-OCEAN has built her know-how on a solid scientific background. For over a decade now, satellite experts, physical oceanographers and weather specialists have been the members of the team developing state of the art current, wind and wave hindcast and forecast systems, yielding the foundations of the services provided today.
From the beginning SAT-OCEAN has put great efforts into satellite data processing. As modeling ocean currents is a very tricky playground, we focus on the quality of the satellite data we drive our models with. Sticking to ground truth is our daily objective. For that purpose, SAT-OCEAN performs, whenever possible, comparisons between its historical/forecast deliverables and simultaneous on site measurements (ADCP, current meters, wave buoys or anemometers): we consider that approach as a baseline to build relationships of trust with our customers.
Using the metocean information that we collect and produce, we design value-added products dedicated to routing, drilling, seismic and renewable-energy related services. Adapted to our customer's end-users constraints and requirements (rig managers, masters, chief navigators, captains, engineers or naval architects), our services are easy to use, efficient, “software-free” and fully web-delivered.
Today, SAT-OCEAN provides weather and oceanographic services to the marine industry worldwide. Our customers take advantage of proven and efficient forecast services to secure their operations at sea, improve performance or save time. They also benefit from our historical studies for operations planning, design or risk assessment.