Fabien Roquet

Physical oceanographer



Fabien Roquet, Prof

Professor in Physical oceanographer


Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg University

Room 5455, Medicinaregatan 7, 41390 Göteborg

Institutional webpage: Fabien Roquet

More information on Research Gate


Tools and products

  •  Since 2014, Fabien R. is leading the development of the MEOP-CTD database. The data from animal-borne instruments are stored in the MEOP-CTD database, which is publicly accessible through the MEOP data portal http://meop.net. The database currently contains 500,000+ profiles, 85% of which are freely available. The database comprises profiles of temperature and salinity as a function of pressure, located in space and time.

  •  Contribution to the development of the IOC-UNESCO TEOS-10 (Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater – 2010) standard, through the development of accurate polynomial expressions for the equation of state of seawater that are now distributed on http://www.teos-10.org.

  •  Contributions to the development of the widely-used state-of-the-art ocean model NEMO (Nucleus of European Model for the Ocean) regarding the thermodynamic and vertical mixing modules of the code.

A number of tools are available on my GitHub page:

  •  polyTEOS10: algorithms to compute the density of seawater

  •  thermohaline loop: a Fortran-based implementation of the thermohaline loop

  •  MEOP-QC tools: QC tools to process MEOP data

Other publications

  •  Roquet F., Boehme L. 2018 On the Use of Animal-Borne Instruments to Monitor the Ocean. In ALPS II – Autonomous Lagrangian Platforms and Sensors. Rudnick D., Costa D., Johnson K., Lee C., Timmermans M.-L., eds. A Report of the ALPS II Workshop, February 21-24, La Jolla, CA, 66pp.

  •  Roquet F., Boehme L., Block B., Charrassin J.-B., Costa D., Guinet C., Harcourt R.G., Hindell M. A., Hückstädt L. A., McMahon C. R., Woodward B., Fedak M. A. 2017. Ocean observations using tagged animals. Oceanography 30(2):139, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.235.

  •  Treasure, A. M., Roquet F., Ansorge I. J., Bester M. N., Boehme L., Bornemann H., Charrassin J.-B., Chevallier D., Costa D. P., Fedak M. A., Guinet C., Hammill M. O., Harcourt R. G., Hindell M. A., Kovacs K. M., Lea M.-A., Lovell P., Lowther A. D., Lydersen C., McIntyre T., McMahon C. R., Muelbert M. M. C., Nicholls K., Picard B., Reverdin G., Trites A. W., Williams G. D., de Bruyn P. J. N. 2017. Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole: A review of the MEOP consortium. Oceanography 30(2):132–138, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.234.

  •  de Lavergne C., Madec G., Capet X., Maze G., Roquet F., 2016. Getting to the Bottom of the Ocean. Nature Geoscience Correspondence. doi: 10.1038/ngeo2850

  •  Roquet F. and the MEOP consortium. "When diving animals help us to observe the oceans : the MEOP data portal" in Proceedings of IMDIS 2016: International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems, Gdansk, Poland, 11-13 October 2016, Bollettino di Geofisica, Vol.57 - Supplement, 2016, 252 pages.

  •  Roquet F. (2015), Consolidating an innovative source of in-situ observations in the Southern Ocean, Argos forum 8.

  •  Ballarotta M., Roquet F., Falahat S., Zhang Q., and Madec G., 2015. Impact of the oceanic geothermal heat flux on a glacial ocean state. Clim. Past Discuss., 11:3597-3624.

  •  Roquet F., S. Blain, C. Guinet, and G. Reverdin (2014), Elephant seals help us to better observe the Southern Ocean, Mercator Ocean Quaterly Newsletter 50.

  •  Charrassin J.-B., Roquet F., and Co-Authors, 2010. "New Insights Into Southern Ocean Physical and Biological Processes Revealed by Instrumented Elephant Seals" in Proceedings of OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP- 306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.15

  •  Boehme L., and Co-Authors (including Roquet F.), 2010. "Biologging in the Global Ocean Observing System" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.06

  •  Roquet F., Y.-H. Park, F. Vivier, and H. Sekma (2010), The Fawn Trough: a major pathway for the Antarctic Circumpolar Current across the Kerguelen Plateau, Coriolis-Mercator newsletter 6.

  •  Roquet F., 2009. La circulation océanique autour du plateau de Kerguelen: de l'observation à la modélisation. PhD thesis

  •  Roquet F., Park Y.-H., Bailleul F., Charrassin J.-B., Guinet C., 2007. Deployment of CTD loggers on Kerguelen elephant seals in 2007. Coriolis Newsletter 4.