The DYNED-Atlas project is built in collaboration with six partners: three research laboratories (LMD, LPO and LEGOS), a company (CLS), an SME (ECTIA) and the SHOM.


The Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD) is a joint CNRS-X-UPMC-ENS research unit which is part of the IPSL Institute. The DPAO group of this laboratory has a recognized expertise in the field of geophysical fluid dynamics applied to the atmospheric and the oceanic processes.  Although the focus of its research is on atmospheric dynamics, in recent years many researchers and engineers have focused their work on mesoscale and sub mesoscale oceanic processes.

The LOPS is a joint research unit CNRS-IRD-IFREMER-UBO. The laboratory is specialized in offshore data collection, data analysis, process studies and numerical modeling of the ocean. In particular, he has conducted series of campaigns on the medium-scale circulation and the exit of Mediterranean waters in the Atlantic. The LPO has been interested for 10 years in regional and turbulent circulation in the North Indian Ocean (Arabian Sea) and South (Mozambique Region). The LPO has conducted numerous studies on the stability and turbulence evolution of mid-scale oceanic flows, using in-situ data and numerical models. Recently, the LPO has focused its attention on the link between the meso and the sub mesoscale, and on the link between the surface and subsurface properties of these flows.

The LEGOS is a joint research unit CNRS-CNES-IRD-University Toulouse III. It's fields of investigation concern the study of our environment. It is focused on oceanic and coastal ocean physics, geochemistry and marine biogeochemistry, spatial hydrology and polar cap dynamics, with spatial remote sensing as a privileged observation tool. The LEGOS is involved both upstream (concept, algorithm) and downstream (calibration, validation, valorisation) of many satellite missions, including altimetry

The CLS group, a subsidiary of CNES, IFREMER and the ARDIAN investment fund, is a recognized company in: the operation of satellite systems, the development of space applications and the supply of products and services for institutional clients and industrial. Initially created to operate the ARGOS system, CLS has diversified its activities and expanded its areas of expertise. CLS participates and conducts numerous activities related to altimetry systems (including microwave radiometers and DORIS instruments), whether conventional (ERS, TOPEX / POSEIDON, Jason-1, Jason-2, ENVISAT, SARAL / AltiKa missions). ...) or not (CRYOSAT-2 missions, Sentinel3, SWOT, GPS altimetry ...). These activities originally involved the deep-sea, and have gradually expanded to include coastal altimetry, continental hydrology (lakes and rivers) and ice (sea and continental ice).

The SHOM partner is an administrative public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense. The SHOM's mission is to know and describe the marine physical environment in its relations with the atmosphere, with the seabed and the littoral zones, and to predict their evolution and ensure the dissemination of the corresponding information. It results in three essential activities: (1) the national hydrography, to satisfy the needs of surface navigation, in the waters under French jurisdiction and in the areas under the cartographic responsibility of France; (2) defense support, characterized by the expertise provided by SHOM in the hydro-oceanographic fields and by its operational support capabilities of the forces; (3) support for public policies in the sea and coastal areas.

ECTIA is an SME specialized in the field of advanced information processing. Created in 1995, it carries out studies and develops tools of data processing especially in the field of the marine environment. Multidisciplinary, its main activities concern modeling, data inversion, geostatistics and classification. The company operates from the definition of innovative methods and tools to their integration into the production tools of customers. This SME has developed sound propagation modeling and ocean noise modeling tools for naval forces (PRAMM software, CABAT, CABRAIS).