Institut Pierre Simon Laplace  logo IPSL

IPSL is a federative institute located in Paris composed of 5 research laboratories working on global environmental and climate studies. It gathers about 750 scientists (280 researchers, 240 engineers) and represents more than a third of the national research potential in atmospheric and oceanic sciences. The main laboratoire involved in SECIF is the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE). Some researchers of the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique and modelling specialists of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace Federation will also be involved. IPSL has developed an Earth system climate model and was one of the first groups to simulate the coupled climate-carbon system. IPSL has been strongly involved in the last IPCC report with 11 lead authors in Working Group 1. IPSL has also been involved in several European projects such as ENSEMBLES, PRISM, and METAFOR. IPSL coordinates the IS-ENES project (4-year project, 2009-2013). It gathers European climate modeling groups in Europe and is devoted to develop and sustain the infrastructure of climate models and climate model results for a wide range of users. IPSL also plays a key role in the Paris Consortium Climate-Environment-Society and in the EIT Climate KIC and its ClimAdapt part. 



Centre Nationale de Recherches Météorologiques logo Météo-FRance

CNRM-GAME is an associate CNRS laboratory corresponding to the main part of the research institute of the French weather service Météo-France (CNRM, Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, GAME, Groupe d’Etudes de l’Atmosphère MétéorologiquE)). The climate group (GMGEC, Groupe de Météorologie de Grande Echelle et Climat) is one of the divisions of CNRM-GAME in charge of the studies of present climate variability and of the impact of human activities on climate. Its main specific research activities concern the development of climate models, the studies of climate variability, of the projection of climate at global and regional scales, of long-range forecasting, of atmospheric chemistry and of ocean-air interactions.

It has produced climate change scenarios at the global scale in particular within the context of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). The climate group has also produced regional scale climate change scenarios within the context of research European projects (like ENSEMBLES) and of national projects (like ANR-SCAMPEI). Some of these scenarios are in particular included in the data base of the GICC-DRIAS project coordinated by the Climatology division of Météo-France (DCLIM). This data base covering the French metropolitan territory, also includes other high resolution climate change scenarios produced by the other climate partners of SECIF (CERFACS, IPSL).  The role of CNRM-GAME associated to DCLIM within the context of SECIF will be to contribute to the definition and analysis of the most appropriate climate information from these scenarios to reply the industrial request, particularly within the frame of the case studies.