Laboratoire d'Oceanographie et du Climat

A prestigious oceanographic and climatic research center...

Technical & Scientific Research Services
Dr. S. Thiria, Manager of Advanced Mathematics and Statistics Methods Unit
Relationship Summary: 

Systematic Computer Science provided training on a new approach to computationally predict a natural phenomenon.

Laboratoire d'Oceanographie et du Climat (LOCEAN currently, and previously known as LODYC) is a laboratory whose activities are focused on studying ocean and climate variability, along with the relationship between them. Starting from ocean variability, LOCEAN's research aims to increase the understanding of ocean dynamics and its impact on the Earth's major chemical spheres, especially on organic and inorganic carbon. The laboratory's research then continues to the role of the ocean on climate variability at scales ranging from the inter-annual to the century, in the past, present, and future.

The evolution of the laboratory in recent years has shown a clear broadening of its studies. Additional impacts of ocean variability are being considered, including the impact on the mainland, health, and agriculture. Additional scales of time and space are also being considered, as well as more diverse phenomena such as ocean circulation, sea ice, and internal waves. LOCEAN's research is heavily dependent on numerical analysis, done directly or via satellite. This type of research is heavily dependent on massive amounts of computing power, to better simulate ocean and climate activities at the lowest and most precise levels.

LOCEAN takes an active part in the higher education system of France. LOCEAN is an official 'Mixed Unit of Research' that depends on the French National Center for Scientific Research and the department of Sciences of the Universe at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI).

Systematic Computer Science was engaged by LOCEAN to train its members on a new approach for predicting nitrate variability. The training consisted of explaining the approach using C++, Matlab and a neural network simulator.

Systematic Computer Science presented training on a new scientific computing approach for LOCEAN