Francois Counillon

Job Position: 
Project Manager/Researcher
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Research interests

My main interest is to apply, test and port promising theoretical methods from data assimilation and modeling to realistic prediction systems. I am involved in the development of several prediction systems, namely: the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM) that addresses the problem of seasonal-to-decadal prediction; the TOPAZ system which is the first operational strongly coupled ocean and sea ice data assimilation system and is the main marine core system for the Arctic region in Copernicus ( and the Norwegian contribution to the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE); and several high resolution forecasting regional systems for the Gulf of Mexico, the South China Sea and the Agulhas Region.

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Peer Review Publications and Books

40 total publications.

Other Publications


  1. Bertino L, Lisæter KA, Counillon F, Keghouche I, Winther N, Parouty S. The TOPAZ monitoring and prediction system for the Atlantic. European Operational Oceanography: Present and Future, 4th EuroGOOS Conference, June 2005, Brest, France. 2005;:456-459.