Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS)

The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) is an EC service to provide up-to-date and well-controlled satellite observations and model forecasts of the European regional and global marine environment.

PML is responsible for near-real-time and climate-grade satellite data covering the Arctic and Atlantic regions, as well as providing one of the two global observation datasets (from the OceanColour CCI project).


PML provides up-to-date daily satellite data for use across Europe (and worldwide) via CMEMS, within the framework of the European Commission's ~4.3 billion Euro (2014-2020) Copernicus Programme.  These data are freely available and may be analysed and reused in multiple contexts, while primarily targeting scientists, aquaculture and marine monitoring.

PML also contributes to CMEMS through the NOWMAPS project which provides information on the North-West European Shelf region.

For further information please email the CMEMS team at

This project has been completed

Key information

Funder: EC

Project start date: May 2015

Project end date: April 2018

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Steve Groom
Head of Science - Earth Observation Science and Applications

Other participants

Dr Robert Brewin, Dr Rory Donnelly, Silvia Pardo