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Station summaryMARS

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  • GPS
    Tide Gauge
IGS-type acronym : MARS
Latitude : 43.27880096
Longitude : 5.35385990
Installed date : 1998-07-16
Decommissioned date :
Country : FRANCE
Station status : active (green)
Distance to Tide Gauge (m) : 5
Domes Nr.: 10073M008
Station operator: Unknown
IGS-like station form :

GPS position times seriesMARS


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Offsets (mm)

MMaterial change or malfunction
RFReference Frame change
NANot available
Position discontinuity
Velocity discontinuity
Vertical component
East component
North Component

Data available at SONELMARS

Quality plots on RINEX filesMARS

Quality plots on RINEX files of MARS Quality plots on RINEX files of MARS Royal Observatory of Belgium

Plots generated using software developed with the EPN team at ROB
Observations & tracking performance Satellite tracking

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Comparison with satellite altimetry data

Co-located instrumentsMARS

Photo albumMARS


If you have a relevant reference to suggest, please send-us an e-mail :
  • puce Coulomb, 2016. Marégraphe de Marseille – Contrôle des appareils effectué en juin 2016. Compte rendu IGN, CR/G 294.
  • puce Coulomb, 2013. Marégraphe de Marseille – Contrôle des appareils effectué en juin 2013. Get this reference
  • puce Coulomb, 2014. Le marégraphe de Marseille - De la détermination de l'origine des altitudes au suivi des changements climatiques : 130 ans d'observation du niveau de la mer. Presses des Ponts. Get this reference
  • puce Dodet, Bertin et al., 2019. Characterization of Sea-level Variations Along the Metropolitan Coasts of France: Waves, Tides, Storm Surges and Long-term Changes. Get this reference BibTeX of the reference
  • puce Marcos, Puyol et al., 2020. Historical tide gauge sea-level observations in Alicante and Santander (Spain) since the 19th century. Geoscience Data Journal. Get this reference BibTeX of the reference
  • puce Woppelmann, Marcos et al., 2014. Rescue of the historical sea level record of Marseille (France) from 1885 to 1988 and its extension back to 1849–1851. Journal of Geodesy. Get this reference
  • puce Zerbini, Raicich et al., 2017. Sea-level change in the Northern Mediterranean Sea from long-period tide gauge time series. Earth-Science Reviews. Get this reference

Log bookMARS

[EUREFmail-9517] - 2018-08-14 (13/09/2018)

Due to storms last week, a power outage occured on MARS00FRA location and data are definitly lost between sessions 221j and 226e.

[EUREFmail-9334] - 2018-03-19 (30/03/2018)

The stations AJAC and MARS have been encountering some failure since the sessions 077w and 076j.
We're currently trying to fix it.

[IGSSTATION-6754] - 2016-08-10 (19/08/2016)

The receivers at stations AJAC and MARS had a failure at the end of
day 217 : receivers stopped tracking all satellites.
Some sessions are missing since and won't be recovered.
Those we were able to recover have been submitted.

To fix the problem, we upgraded the ME firmware version from 6.403 to
6.522 on station AJAC.
We hope it will be sufficient to solve the tracking issues. If so, the
same upgrade will be applied to MARS by tomorrow.

IGSSTATION-6156] - 2015-04-27 (28/04/2015)

The station MARS (Marseille, France) is encountering some problems since the two last sessions, 118c.
We try and fix the problem as soon as possible.

IGSSTATION-5255] - 2013-01-21 (21/01/2013)

Following the problem encountered by Leica receivers last week, SBAS satellites have been deactivated except EGNOS constellation satellites.

The station concerned is MARS (Marseille) in France.

[EUREFmail-6776] - 2013-01-18 (18/01/2013)

Receivers of stations BSCN(Besancon), SCOA (Ciboure), VFCH (Villefranche-sur-Cher), MARS (Marseille), EGLT (Egletons) and GUIP (Guipavas) in France have encountering some problems yesterday.
The problem has been fixed this morning and data are now available.
Nevertheless, data between sessions 017o and 018h are definitively lost.

[EUREFmail-6605] - 2012-09-25 (05/10/2012)

The station MARS (Marseille-France) is encountering some problems at the moment, since the session 269i. We try and fix it as quick as possible.

Moreover, a maintenance operation will occur on Wednesday, the 25th or
Thursday, the 26th. The station will be stopped (if it restarts
before)in order to change the antenna and the receiver.

[EUREFmail-6607] - 2012-09-26 (05/10/2012)

The station MARS (Marseille-France) has encountered some problems yesterday. The sessions 269i to 269p won't be available.

[EUREFmail6416] - 2012-05-22 (25/09/2012)

Due to a power outage at station MARS over the past week-end, files from sessions '141m' to '142g' are definitely lost.