Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


  • A 4-year contract : ANR COCOA (COmprehensive Coupling approach for the Ocean and the Atmosphere). PI: E. Blayo. (Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2020). Other partners: Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (UMR8212, Gif-sur-Yvette), Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (UMR8539, Paris), Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (UMR6523, Brest), Centre National de Recherche Météorologique (UMR3589, Toulouse), Cerfacs (Toulouse). This project aims at revisiting the overall representation of air-sea interactions in coupled ocean-atmosphere models, and particularly in climate models, by coherently considering physical, mathematical, numerical and algorithmic aspects.

  • A 4-year contract : ANR HEAT (Highly Efficient ATmospheric modelling) http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/?Project=ANR-14-CE23-0010.

  • A 4-year contract : ANR ADOM (Asynchronous Domain decomposition methods)

  • A 5-year contract : ANR MELODY (Bridging geophysics and MachinE Learning for the modeling, simulation and reconstruction of Ocean DYnamic)

  • A 5-year contract with the French Navy (SHOM) on the improvment of the CROCO ocean model http://www.croco-ocean.org.

  • C. Prieur and E. Arnaud are involved as experts in project High-Tune http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/Projet-ANR-16-CE01-0010 funded by ANR.

Inria Challenge

  • Sea Uncertainty Representation and Forecast (SURF),

  • Coord : Airsea (A. Vidard),

  • Partenaires Inria : Ange, Cardamom, Fluminance, Lemon, Mingus, Defi

  • Partenaires extérieurs: BRGM, Ifremer, SHOM

Other Initiatives

  • A. Vidard leads a group of projects gathering multiple partners in France and UK on the topic "Variational Data Assimilation for the NEMO/OPA9 Ocean Model", see 5.3.

  • C. Prieur is co-advising the PhD thesis of Henri Mermoz Kouye, ine the framework of the Inria-INRA collaboration.  

  • C. Prieur chaired GdR MASCOT NUM 2010-2017, in which are also involved M. Nodet, E. Blayo, C. Helbert, E. Arnaud, L. Viry, S. Nanty, L. Gilquin. She is still strong involved in the group (co-chair). In particular, she will co-chair next GdR annual meeting in Aussois (May 2020). http://www.gdr-mascotnum.fr/doku.php.

  • LEFE/GMMC CASIS, Coupled Assimilation Strategies for the Initialisation of an ocean- atmospheric boundary layer System, A. Vidard en collaboration avec Mercator océan