Francois Counillon

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Research interests

Skillfull predictions require state of the art numerical modelling, efficient data assimilation methods and use of all available observations. My main interest is to apply, test and port promising theoretical methods from data assimilation and modelling to realistic prediction system. I am involved in the development of several prediction systems, namely: the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM) that will provide seasonal-to-decadal prediction to CMIP6 DCPP; the TOPAZ system which the main marine core system for the Arctic region in Copernicus (; and several high-resolution forecasting regional systems for the Gulf of Mexico, South China Sea and Agulhas Region.


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Project leader of the following projects

Peer Review Publications and Books

29 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.