Updated 22 April 2011
MERMAID has originally been developed for supporting the MERIS
Maintenance & Evolution project. Members of the MERIS Quality
Working Group (MQWG) have access to the database within the frame of
their mandate as defined and approved by ESA. In situ data providers
with successful matchups with MERIS data are also granted access to the
Any investigators outside the scope of the MERIS maintenance &
evolution project can request access to the database by sending a short
description of their project and the intended use of the MERMAID data at firstname.lastname@example.org. Access will be
granted through a Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Acknowledgements and Proprietary Rights
When MERMAID extractions are used in publications, the Principal
Investigators of in situ data (PIs) should always be contacted for
approval, be offered co-authorship and acknowledged. The PIs and
contact details are listed in the table below and appear in the MERIS
ACRI-ST and ARGANS should always be acknowledged too, as quality
control, post-processing, MERIS processing, extractions, database
system and web facility are proprietary and operated on behalf of ESA.
Access is strictly personal through nominative login and password.
MERMAID extractions and data should only be used for the validation purpose defined when access was granted; in particular redistribution of MERMAID extractions directly or through external facilities/database is forbidden.
If you intend to use MERMAID extractions in a
publication or a report, please:
Consult the PI(s) via e-mail to get approval of in situ data use,
inform him/her/them of his/her/their data use and offer co-authorship.
Acknowledge the PIs and associated projects, e.g.: We thank (the
Project/PI) for the (cruise/experiment) data.
Acknowledge the MERMAID facility and services, e.g.: We thank
ACRI-ST, ARGANS and ESA for access to the MERMAID system.
University of Algarve
University of Strathclyde
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego