Laurent Bertino

Job Position: 
Research Leader
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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

89 total publications.


Other Publications


  1. Bertino L, Lisæter KA, Sagen H. The TOPAZ Arctic monitoring and prediction system. Proceedings of the DAMOCLES workshop: Current Problems for operational short range weather, ocean and sea ice forecasting in the Arctic - a user perspective. The Polar Environmental Centre, Tromsø, Norway. 2006;


  1. Johannessen JA, Siegismund FF, Drange H, Bertino L, Knudsen P, Forsberg R, et al. GOCINA products of relevance for GOCE validation and calibration. Workshop GOCINA: Improved modelling of the ocean transport and climate prediction in the North Atlantic region using GOCE gravimetry, April 13-15 2005, Cahiers du Centre Europeen de Geodynmaique et de Seismologie. 2005;25.
  2. 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.


  1. Bertino L, Evensen G. The DIADEM/TOPAZ monitoring and prediction system for the North Atlantic. 3rd EuroGOOS conference: Building the European capacity in Operational Oceanography, Athens, Greece 3-6 Dec 2002. Elsevier Oceanography Series. 2003;