The goals of the MARC project are the facilitation of research and the promotion and demonstration of the relevance of this research. MARC is thus both a set of tools intended for researchers and students, and an outreach effort towards anybody interested in ocean research and its many uses. Today MARC operates two numerical models: Ifremer MARS3D (ocean circulation, biogeochemistry and sediment dynamics) and the wave model WAVEWATCH III, which is developed at LOPS as part of a international group coordinated by NOAA.
Today MARC partners include people at LOPS (a joint research unit of University of Brest, CNRS, Ifremer and IRD) and Ifremer/DYNECO .
Real time forecasts are available at http://marc.ifremer.fr/
MARC coordinates the dissemination of hindcasts and/or archived forecasts produced in various research projects, and available via several ftp / thredds servers. For example the IOWAGA hindcasts and their evolution is available at