Modelling and analysis of oceanographic satellite data

Meteo France

2 years

Deadline: 25/05/2022

Toulouse, France

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Applications are invited for a 2-year research fellowship starting in July 2022 at Météo-France, Direction of Marine Forecasting Operations.

Host organisation

The observation system implemented by Météo-France for marine forecasting operates on different complementary scales, from space to buoys and sensors on board ships, and extends well beyond mainland France. Météo-France thus integrates:

  • in situ observations at sea (including weather buoys), and at the coast, such as coastal wave gauges, semaphore observations or tide gauges;
  • Space-based observations of the sea surface, providing access to measurements of sea surface temperature, wind, wave height and sea state spectrum;

In the framework of the Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS) for the Iberian Peninsula and Ireland (IBI), DirOP/MAR at Météo-France has been selected to lead the implementation of the project, in order to improve the CMEMS-IBI wave system. The work will be carried out with partners like NOLOGIN (Spain) and Mercator Ocean International (France), which is the coordinator of the CMEMS-IBI Monitoring and Forecasting Centre (MFC).

Position description

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • validation of the assimilation system for the use of satellite directional wave spectra;
  • the implementation of coupled simulations of the NEMO-IBI and MFWAM models;
  • validation of coupling experiments using satellite and in situ data;
  • assessment of the impact of wave data assimilation on key surface parameters such as SST, currents, etc. key surface parameters such as SST, currents, salinity and the oceanic mixed layer.

Profile and skills

  • PhD level or experienced research engineer;
  • Proven experience in modelling and analysis of oceanographic data;
  • Mastery of programming software (Fortran, C);
  • Mastery of data visualisation software (Python, Matlab);
  • Be a team player, well organised, ambitious;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


Meteo France, Toulouse, France

Contract type

Full time for 2 years

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