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General conditions of use (GCU) of the REFMAR® production system

The objective of the REFMAR® production system is to promote real time broadcasting in favor of the operational systems and to coordinate time-delayed broadcasting of the observations, ensuring accessibility and reuse conditions in compliance with the provisions in force relating to public information. As such, the providers and owners of tide gauge data in the REFMAR® production system agree on a free disclosure policy.


1- Commitments of the re-user

The re-user of the tide gauge data communicated in REFMAR® commits to:

  • registering as a REFMAR® re-user;
  • briefly describing the purpose of his studies and their background (organization, financing, program, project manager, development period);
  • communicating the final and/or partial results of his studies (reports, articles etc.) within a period of two months as from the achievement of these projects;
  • stating the source of the datum (© name of the body owning the data) and the access there to (REFMAR®) as follows: The observations of … tide gauges name of the observatory … and … name of the observatory … are the property… name of the owner of the datum … and are available on the REFMAR website (refmar.shom.fr);
  • reporting any problems relating to the quality or the integrity of the data; providing systematic feedback to REFMAR® (refmar@shom.fr) on the observations which may seem questionable in order to allow the REFMAR® application system management team to improve the measurement records available to the re-users;
  • not disclosing the data proceeding from the REFMAR® application system to third koIiasting epto third