Our projects



The European Copernicus Marine Service project is the marine component of the Earth Observation programme of the European Union (EU) called COPERNICUS.

This service draws on the expertise of a vast European network involved in operational oceanography. It is composed of two kind of production centres: Monitoring and Forecasting Centers(MFCs) in charge of maintaining the numerical models of the ocean and Thematic Assembly centers (TAC) in charge of collecting the oceanic observations of which the In Situ TAC is one of the major components.

Objectives of the In Situ TAC


    • To collect heterogeneous, multi-platform and multi-source dataset

    • To perform consistent quality control 

    • To distribute in near-real-time (within 24 hours)  with a common format to MFC for data assimilation into their digital oceanic models.

    • To provide the scientific community high-quality products in delayed time, necessary for model validation, the data assimilation for reanalysis and climate studies, the establishment of the state of the ocean, etc.

POKaPOK Involvement (2022-2024)

POKaPOK’s mission is to develop tools for the qualification, analysis and production of large datasets or environmental indicators. POKaPOK also supports ifremer in the operational qualification of in-situ observations. POKaPOK also coordinates data quality control working groups and the contribution of in-situ observations to the Ocean State Report.

Blue-Cloud 2026 builds upon the pilot Blue-Cloud project which established a pilot cyber platform, providing researchers access to multi-disciplinary datasets from observations, analytical services, and computing facilities essential for blue science. Blue-Cloud 2026 aims at a further evolution of its pilot ecosystem into a Federated Eureopean Ecosystem to deliver FAIR & Open data, analytical services, instrumental for deepening research of oceans, EU seas, coastal & inland waters.

POKaPOK Involvement

POKaPOK is involved in WP3 : Developing and testing analytical Blue Cloud workbenches for generating highly qualified data collections (EOV). We will work on both the temperature and salinity (WP 3.2) and Eutrophication (Oxygen, nutrients and chlorophyll concentration, WP 3.3) datasets.

Our work will consist in understanding the different Quality Control (QC) procedures applied in different European projects already in place (ex: EMODnet, Copernicus) and comparing them. The aim is to propose recommendations (and possibly a toolbox) to help the user choose which QC control will better suit its initial need. Then, we will be involved in the work relative to the duplicates : how to define duplicates ? how to identify them ? and which data shall be kept and which ones have to be discarded ?



Earth and environmental sciences require a large panel and a volume of data from satellites, in situ observations, models, etc. The European FAIR-EASE project, part of the HORIZON INFRA 2021 EOSC program, aims to implement personalized and integrated online services for observing and modeling the Earth system, environment and biodiversity. This project aims to actively contribute to the establishment of a “web fair data” that will allow users and machines to collaborate.



    • Improve and centralize data access

    • Set up “data analysis laboratories”

    • Develop a number of multidisciplinary “case studies”

POKaPOK Involvement (2022-2026)

POKaPOK is heavily engaged in the UC2 “Environmental Biogeochemical Asset” study to provide the scientific community with a virtual research environment for quality control, the adjustment and/or validation of data measured by BGC sensors.


European project GEORGE gather 28 partners coming either from academic and scientific including 3 ERICs (European Research Infrastructure Consortium). GEORGE aims at developping new instruments, new calibration methods for long-term and automatic ocean monitoring in order to better understand oceanic carbon cycle.

POKaPOK Involvement (2023-42 months)

POKaPOK will contribute to QuinCe software that is used for the quality control of continuous dissolved oxygen measurements acquired at the ocean’s surface.

Past projects