Laurent Bertino

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Research Leader/Senior Researcher
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Research interests

My aim is to improve the stochastic framework for performing data assimilation, other interests include numerical ocean modelling (especially in the hybrid coordinates ocean model HYCOM) and statistics applied to environmental problems. My PhD has borrowed the method of "Gaussian anamorphosis" from the weaponry of geostatistics for further applications of sequential data assimilation into coupled physical-ecosystem models.

2001: PhD in geostatistics from the Ecole des Mines de Paris.

2002: Post-doc at NERSC

2003: Group leader for the Modeling and Data Assimilation group.

2004: Co-director of the Mohn-Sverdrup Center.

2010: Research Director at NERSC.


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Peer Review Publications and Books

120 total publications.


  1. Lien VS, Aaboe S, Down E, Bertino L, Hendricks S, Lavergne T, et al. Section 4.2. Oceanic response to the 2020 Siberian heatwave In: Copernicus Ocean State Report, issue 6. Journal of operational oceanography. Publisher: The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology. 2022;15.


  1. Brajard J, Carrassi A, Bocquet M, Bertino L. Combining data assimilation and machine learning to infer unresolved scale parametrization. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2021;379(2194).
  2. Bertino L, Ali A, Carrasco A, Lien VS, Melsom A. The Arctic marine forecasting center in the first Copernicus period. In: Proceedings of the 9th EuroGoos International Conference "Advances in Operational Oceanography": Expanding Europe's Observing and Forecasting Capacity. 2021.

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