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Who we are

Combining more than 20 years of experience in oceanography research and operational metocean services for the offshore industry

Our story

When marine science meets innovative web technology

Open Ocean is an innovative company, which conceives since 2011 online decision-making solutions for industrial marine activities.

Our highly qualified team of oceanographers, trained in the best research oceanographic institutes of the world (UPMC, IFREMER, University of Washington) is specialized in high resolution modelling, statistical analysis and data mining.

As a result of our team's very diverse experience, we have conceived and created Metocean Analytics, the first online offer for metocean analysis on-demand.

In 2019, Open Ocean's team has joined ARTELIA group to expand its offer of services to the global offshore, maritime and coastal sectors. Thus, Open Ocean is now a brand from ARTELIA group.


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Our vision

Open Ocean wants to be a major actor in the Blue Growth

The oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface and is more than ever a key resource for energy, food, transport and pharmaceutical sectors but remains a complex and hostile environment.

This is why Open Ocean conceives innovative online solutions that will change the way offshore projects are planned and managed in the 21st century.


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Our team

Renaud Laborbe
Executive Chairman

Passionate about the ocean and new technologies, Renaud was trained as an oceanographer in France (MSc, Pierre et Marie Curie University) and worked in the USA and Brazil. In 2011, he launched Open Ocean with Jerome Cuny to combine his management skills with his operational oceanography experience and web expertise.

Yves Moisan
Full Stack Developer

Based at Open Ocean’s Brest office, Yves is a mechanical engineer and holds a Master’s degree in mechatronics engineering. Yves is a Full Stack Developer, being responsible for computer program optimization for the analysis of ocean numerical model output data. He works on Metocean Analytics web development, visualization and interaction with Big Data.


Loïc Stouff
Metocean project manager

Loïc holds a Master of Sciences in Physical Oceanography and an Engineer’s degree in Hydrography. He is specialized in coastal dynamics, ocean science, geophysical fluid dynamics and tidal dynamics. After working as a GIS Engineer at Teledyne, Loïc joined our team as a Metocean project manager.