We support industry, public administrations and researchers by measuring ocean surface currents to fulfill their needs.
How it works
e-Odyn data services provide a flexible access to surface currents estimates thanks to AIS (Automatic Identification System).
Nearly every application of ocean monitoring requires to some extent, measurements of surface current velocities.
AIS currents & Ocean dynamics 2.0 world tour
Our ocean dynamics 2.0 world tour is now opened. We will try to periodically feed our website with remarkable oceanic events. Don't miss out and follow us on twitter! (@eodyn) .
Italy/Malta - Bloom of phytoplancton
Nice bloom of phytoplancton off the Sicilian coast and following the Ionian slope. AIS currents streamlines match this feature and provide dynamic information related to three cyclonic and anticyclonic eddies located in the Sicily channel.
Italy - The Messina rise vortex (1/2)
This sentinel 2 image shows the boundaries of the Messina rise vortex, located at the extreme south west of the Italian peninsula, in front of the Etna volcano. AIS currents overlaid on the image provide information on the dynamics of this anticyclonic eddy.
Italy - The Messina rise vortex (2/2)
The Messina rise vortex boundaries can be observed on this sentinel 2 image (click on the image to enlarge).
Cyprus - Eratostene anticyclone
AIS currents south to Cyprus, August 2016. The Eratostene seamount creates an anticyclonic eddy.
Eratostene seamount, westward view
Eratostene seamount, eastward view.
e-Motion output, 3 months average, summer 2016
This image shows a 3D vue of the Atlantic Ionian stream located south to Sicily during summer 2016 (3 months average). One can observe the impact of the bottom topography on the surface circulation. Thanks to AIS currents, it is the first time this feature can be observed with such a spatial resolution and coverage.
Atlantic Ionian stream, westward view
Atlantic Ionian stream, drapped on bottom topography.
Atlantic ionian stream, eastward view
Demo data set available !
See how AIS currents can reveal ocean dynamics on ESA (European Space Agency) Globcurrent web portal, using Ocean Virtual Laboratory, a software developped by OceanDataLab.
Synergies / Enhanced informations
See how AIS currents can enhance information related to ocean dynamics and add value to satellite products: JRC workshop paper here.