Information technology

Software engineering

We have our own team of software developers who are experienced in a wide range of programming languages.

We use technology already well established in the IT industry. The software team relies on both their own skills and a highly developed knowledge of the scientific data and the instruments used to collect them. This combination of skills brings a pioneering approach to the development of marine data management tools.

For our own internal use we develop in

  • Microsoft Access
  • C and C++
  • Oracle SQL*Plus
  • Java and Java Server Pages (JSP)
  • Unix scripting languages
  • Python
  • Delphi


For web applications we use ArcIMS, JSP, Perl, JavaScript, HTML and XHTML.

For more information about our software applications, select

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