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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • H2020 project IMMERSE (Improving Models for Marine EnviRonment SErvices) is funded from 2018-12-01 to 2022-11-30 (Inria contact: Florian Lemarié, coordinator: J. Le Sommer, CNRS). The overarching goal of the project is to ensure that the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) will have continuing access to world-class marine modelling tools for its next generation systems while leveraging advances in space and information technologies, therefore allowing it to address the ever-increasing and evolving demands for marine monitoring and prediction in the 2020s and beyond. See also https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218810/factsheet/fr and https://immerse-ocean.eu/

Collaborations in European Programs, Except FP7 & H2020

  • Program: C3S

  • Project acronym: ERGO

  • Project title: Enabling an Ensemble of Data Assimilation for the Ocean

  • Duration: Février 2019 - juillet 2021

  • Coordinator: Arthur Vidard

  • Other partners: Cerfacs (France), Met Office (U.K.), CMRE (int, Italie)

  • Abstract: The scope of this contract is to improve ocean data assimilation capabilities at ECMWF, used in both initialization of seasonal forecasts and generation of coupled Earth System reanalyses. In particular it shall focus on i) improving ensemble capabilities in NEMO and NEMOVAR and the use of their information to represent background error statistics; ii) extend NEMOVAR capabilities to allow for multiple resolution in multi-incremental 3D-Var; iii) make better use of ocean surface observations. It shall also involve performing scout experiments and providing relevant diagnostics to evaluate the benefit coming from the proposed developments.

Collaborations with Major European Organizations

    • Partner: European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast. Reading (UK)

    • World leading Numerical Weather Center, that include an ocean analysis section in order to provide ocean initial condition for the coupled ocean atmosphere forecast. They play a significant role in the NEMOVAR project in which we are also partner.

    • Partner: Met Office (U.K) National British Numerical Weather and Oceanographic service. Exceter (UK).

    • We do have a strong collaboration with their ocean initialization team through both our NEMO, NEMO-ASSIM and NEMOVAR activities. They also are our partner in the NEMOVAR consortium.

    • Partner : SAMO board       

    • SAMO board is in charge of the organization of the SAMO (sensitivity analysis of model outputs) conferences, every three years. It is strongly supporter by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission. In 2019, Clémentine Prieur, which is part of this board, as also co-chair of a satellite event on the future of sensitivity analysis. A position paper is under construction, as a synthesis of the discussions hold in Barcelona (autumn 2019).