Research and development

Our objective is to better assess and describe the state of the ocean and the air-sea interactions by :

  • imagining and developing new observation systems, like innovative satellite missions
  • experimenting new ways of probing the ocean surface
  • playing a leading role in the management of multi-partner integrated networks of observation, such as Coriolis
  • improving or implementing methods and algorithms to retrieve geophysical information from available sensors
  • assessing and controling the quality and accuracy of the various instruments
  • adding value to existing data through advanced products and applications
  • integrating and combining the various observation sources and modeling to better understand the interactions and forces in play at sea surface
  • studying and quantifying the phenomena occuring over the ocean, such as extreme events