Metocean statistics

Marine forecasts




« La mer est un espace de rigueur et de liberté »  Victor Hugo

to benefit the sea


The operational oceanography is aiming to measure and forecast the marine environment parameters
by implementing operational observation and forecast system,
tailored to the requirements of the sea users.


Actimar is a service company devoted to maritime and coastal activities:
  • Metocean studies and high-resolution coastal oceanography
  • High-resolution remote sensing by radars and optical sensors (lidar and hyperspectral)
  • Development and implementation of operational systems for decision-making aids

In a highly specialised and ever-progressing sector, Actimar focuses its activities especially on developing innovative products tailored to the requirements of professional stakeholders and users of the sea.


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Rio 2016 Rio 2016 Thursday, 28 July 2016 09:04 Actimar is a partner of the French Sailing Federation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Throughout the competition, Actimar provides current forecasts based on a hydrodynamic model forced by the tide, and validated by surveys conducted by the crews and by coaches. Depending on weather and sea conditions encountered in the area, forecasts are adjusted according to the rules of interpretation established jointly between the Federation and Actimar. This new approach based on experience has greatly re... Read more
Brest 2016 Brest 2016 Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:59 Actimar thanks the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique and Océanopolis for organizing the “Quai des science” that allowed us to illustrate some operational oceanography applications for professional activities, but also fun, as our famous barbecue index remained at top level for the duration of the maritime festival. Our 'Lighthouse' presented some maritime issues through a quiz. The weather and oceanographic bulletins presented three times daily with Météo-France and SHOM illustrated the contributio... Read more
HyTECH-Imaging HyTECH-Imaging Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:57 Actimar transfers its optical remote sensing activity to the new company: HyTECH – Imaging Partnership agreements have been concluded between the two companies. Actimar continues its remote sensing activity with HF radars. Read more
Marine forecasts Marine forecasts Tuesday, 24 May 2016 09:43 Engaged for more than 10 years in operational oceanography, Actimar has developed a platform for marine forecasts (weather, waves, current, water level, hydrology) providing all available data from forecasting models and observation systems. In continuation of long-time services for Brittany Ferries and Total, and more recently for EDF-EN (installation of a measurement mast at Fécamp, Normandy), Actimar currently operates three new services to DCNS (installation of the OpenHydro tidal turbine a... Read more
ACTIMAR is seeking to recruit an Engineer / Project Manager Tuesday, 08 March 2016 16:43 Offer 201603-RAD ACTIMAR is SUEZ subsidiary specialized in metocean studies and operational oceanography for the benefit of the marine environment. In a highly specialised and ever-progressing sector, ACTIMAR focuses its activities especially on developing innovative products tailored to the requirements of professional stakeholders and users of the sea (oil and gas industry, marine renewable energy industry, maritime transport companies, harbour authorities,...). ACTIMAR is based in France and... Read more

Ongoing projects

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HYCOM-Bio HYCOM-Bio Monday, 04 April 2016 10:18 Actimar performs a coupling between a biogeochemical model and the HYCOM ocean circulation model. As part of an R & D project led by the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the French Marine (SHOM), and in partnership with Alyotech and NERSC, Actimar achieves a coupling between the PISCES biogeochemical model and the HYCOM hydrodynamic model in the Channel-Biscay configuration developed by the SHOM. Besides project management tasks, Actimar is responsible for the specification ... Read more
Harbour sediment dumping Harbour sediment dumping Monday, 30 March 2015 13:39 Actimar works with the Iroise Marine Natural Park on the issue of the dumping of harbour sediments in the Iroise Sea. The ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) project led by the Park and involving Actimar aims to identify areas of lesser constraints in the Iroise Sea for the dumping of sediment taking into account the hydrodynamic conditions and biological wealth of the seabed. Read more
HYCOM-Sedim HYCOM-Sedim Monday, 08 December 2014 13:55     Actimar performs a feasibility and implementation study of a sedimentary dynamics module in the HYCOM code. The scales covered range from the shelf break to the coast. Read more
OUTMEDI OUTMEDI Monday, 08 December 2014 13:47 Actimar sets up a system of ocean forecasting off Portugal and in the Gulf of Cadiz, on behalf of SHOM and in partnership with the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute. Read more
VIGICOTE VIGICOTE Friday, 06 October 2006 14:55 VIGICOTE is a project of the Hydrographic and Oceanographical Service of the French Navy (SHOM), which aims at the measurement of the surface currents, the wave parameters and the wind in Iroise Sea, using HF radars, in order to improve and to validate the numerical forecasting models. Read more