Section: Application Domains
The capacity of performing a high quality forecast of the state of the ocean, from the regional to the global scales, is of major interest. Such a forecast can only be obtained by systematically coupling numerical models and observations (in situ and satellite data). In this context, being able to assimilate image structures becomes a key point of current research. Examples of such image structures are:
Image models of these structures are developed and take into account the underlying physical processes. Image acquisitions are assimilated with these models to derive pseudo-observations of state variables, which are further assimilated in ocean forecasting models.