|Short name: CNRS|
|Contact name: Antoine Grémare|
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CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) is the principal organization for fundamental scientific research in France. CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge through its 10 thematic institutes. INSU, National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy, as one of the thematic institutes of CNRS, elaborates, develops and coordinates research and projects in astronomy, earth and planetary science, ocean and atmosphere sciences and space sciences. Within its field, INSU undertakes and coordinates research performed at national and international levels by CNRS and other public French research bodies. It develops, pilots and implements instruments for very large facilities: platforms (networks of geophysical and geodesic instruments and borehole measurements), observatories (astronomy, seismology, oceanography, meteorology, geophysical hazards, land use), observation services, software facilities (databanks, community models, centres for satellite data analysis).
Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:
CNRS INSU and associated third parties will contribute to:
NA (co-lead of WP, and participation to various aspects of WP2 including HF radars and gliders);
TNA (by providing to different infrastructures including gliders, sediment and water column profilers, and access including a specific imaging software;
JRA (co-lead of WP4, responsibility of JRAP 2 and participations to several others, developments of several innovative equipment within WP3 including new optical sensors and a new eddy covariance system).
Relevant Projects- previous and existing
LEFE, EC2CO, MyOcean, EUROCEAN, ARGO, GHRSTT, WOCE, MERCATOR, GODAE, SOLAS, IMBER, MERSEA, GMES, GEOTRACES, MARBEF, MARINE GENOMICS, HERMES, SESAME, JERICO, GROOM, EMBOS, EMBRC.