Section: Overall Objectives
MOISE is a research project-team in applied mathematics and scientific computing, focusing on the development of mathematical and numerical methods for direct and inverse modelling in environmental applications (mainly geophysical fluids). The scientific backdrop of this project-team is the design of complex forecasting systems, our overall applicative aim being to contribute to the improvement of such systems, especially those related to natural hazards: climate change, regional forecasting systems for the ocean and atmosphere, decision tools for floods, snow avalanches, mud or lava flows...
A number of specific features are shared by these different applications: interaction of different scales, multi-component aspects, necessity of combining heterogeneous sources of information (models, measurements, images), uniqueness of each event. The development of efficient methods therefore requires to take these features into account, a goal which covers several aspects, namely:
Mathematical and numerical modelling
Data assimilation (deterministic and stochastic approaches)
Quantification of forecast uncertainties
Pluridisciplinarity is a key aspect of the project-team. The part of our work more related to applications is therefore being conducted in close collaboration with specialists from the different fields involved (geophysicists, etc).