Jean Baptiste Sallee

Research Scientist (CNRS, LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris), PI of WAPITI

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Sallée is a Research Scientist based at LOCEAN (Paris, France). He is an oceanographer interested in the dynamics of the ocean and climate with active research efforts on the study of the Southern Ocean surface layer and its impact on the global ocean circulation. Jean-Baptiste’s research tackles questions from oceanic turbulence to large-scale ocean circulation, as well as on the impact of ocean physics on biology.

Ute Hausmann

Postdoc (UPMC, LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris)

Ute Hausmann is a Postdoc (2016-2018; UPMC) based at LOCEAN (Paris, France) working  on the circulation of the Weddell Sea and Antarctic Slope Front from a high-resolution realistic model configuration

Camille Akhoudas

PhD student (UPMC, LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris)

Camille Akhoudas is a Ph.d student (2016-2019; UPMC) based at LOCEAN (Paris, France) working on the freshwater cycle in the Southern Weddell Sea from observation of stable water isotope (Oxygen, Deterium)

Violaine Pellichero

PhD student (UPMC, LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris)

Violaine Pellichero is a Ph.d student (2014-2017; UPMC) based at LOCEAN (Paris, France) working on surface layer dynamics and surface-interior interactions, in the polar Southern Ocean under sea-ice​. 

Hervé Le Goff

Engineer at LOCEAN (Paris)

Hervé Le Goff is an oceanographer interested in many aspects of the ocean going from physics to biology. He specialised in ocean observations and his group provides scientist working at LOCEAN with support in their field experiments and instrument developments.  

Antonio Lourenco 

Engineer at LOCEAN (Paris)

Antonio Lorenco works in ocean engineering at LOCEAN. As the former head of the engineering group, Antonio has been involved in experiments in a wide range of discipline. His work goes from instrument development to raw data analysis, and instrument deployment in harsh climate environment


Engineering group at IFREMER (Brest, France)

Serve Le Reste, Xavier André, Vincent Dutreuil, Corentin Renaut 

The engineering team of Ifremer, lead by S. Le Reste, specialised in a wide range of ocean observation instrument development. In particular it has worked extensively in the design, conception and test of profiling float, including the deep PROVOR float (Deep Argo). The team will collaborate on the conception of the deep bottom following profiling float.

British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge, UK)

Keith Nicholls, Mike Meredith

The polar ocean team at BAS aims at understanding the role of the oceans in influencing the polar ice caps, and regional climate change caused by shifts in ocean circulation. ​The team will collaborate on the experimental design, the cruise, and on the analysis of the mooring and float observations.

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute (FSU, Tallahassee, USA)

Kevin Speer, Peter Lazarevich, Anthony Diaz

The Geophysical fluid Dynamics Institute at FSU, lead by K. Speer, aims at supporting and fostering the theoretical, experimental, numerical, and observational studies of natural environmental fluid flows which transcend the traditional departmental disciplines.​ The team will collaborate on the experimental design and analysis of the sound source network on the shelf, as well as on the conception of the deep bottom following profiling float.​

NEMO R&D team at LOCEAN (Paris, France)

C. Rousset, M. Vancoppenolle, J. Deshayes

The NEMO R&D team at LOCEAN aims at developing NEMO code and model configurations at LOCEAN, as well as supporting and fostering state of the art oceanography and climate studies using NEMO as a tool. The team will collaborate on the experimental design and analysis of the high-resolution regional model configuration of the Weddell Sea. 

MEOM group at LGGE (Grenoble, France)

N. Jourdain, J. Le Sommer

The MEOM group at LGGE aims at understanding large-scale ocean circulation and climate primarily using numerical model as a tool. Specifically, N. Jourdain and J. Le Sommer focus on Southern Ocean aspects and how ocean and ice interact. They will collaborate on the experimental design and analysis of the high-resolution regional model configuration of the Weddell Sea.

Water-mass transformation and Pathways In The Weddell Sea: uncovering the dynamics of a global climate chokepoint from In-situ measurements. 

Wapiti is a European funded project aimed at exploring the regional water-mass pathways in the Weddell Sea: an unchartered cornerstone for understanding the polar ocean circulation and its links to global climate.