Section: Other Grants and Activities
Following cooperations with CMM (Chile) on establishing air quality forecast systems and data assimilation capacities in Chile (supported by a research project STIC-AmSud), the Chilean meteorological office (Dirección Meteorológica de Chile) now produces its operational air quality forecasts with Polyphemus. The 3-day forecasts essentially cover Santiago. The forecasts are accessible online in the form of maps, time series and video (http://www.meteochile.cl/modelos.html ).
Clime leads, in cooperation with Moise, the associated team ADAMS (Advanced Data Assimilation for the Sea ). The partners are the Marine Hydrophysical Institute (Ukrain), the Institute of Numerical Mathematics (Russia) and the Nodia Institute of Geophysics (Georgia).
An ECO-NET project, ADOMENO, started in 2008, in collaboration with Georgia, Russia and Ukrain. The objectives of ADOMENO are the enhancement of data assimilation techniques by the use of high level data (such as image or Lagrangian data) and advanced assimilation methods. The application domain is the Black Sea circulation.
A Safeti project (cooperation with South Africa in Information Technologies) is running with F'SATIE, MERAKA Institute (RSA), IRD and ESIEE (France) on the detection, recognition, tracking and characterization of satellite image features for environmental forecast and monitoring, with applications to ocean circulation and fire detection and forecast.