The Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL) is a federation of research laboratories devoted to study the climate system and the global environment. Since 1995, the IPSL Climate Modelling Centre (IPSL-CMC) develops and uses climate models in order to improve our understanding and knowledge of the climate system, its current characteristics and its past and future changes.

Many aspects of the climate system are studied at IPSL and IPSL-CMC is one of the few climate modelling centres worldwide that develop most aspects of its Earth System Model (ESM). Such a model represent the different components of the climate system and their interactions. The IPSL Earth System Model comprises of the LMDz model for the atmosphere, the INCA and REPROBUS models for atmospheric composition, the NEMO model for the ocean, the LIM model for the sea-ice, the ORCHIDEE model for terrestrial surfaces, and PISCES for the marine biosphere. The IPSL climate model uses the OASIS coupler and the powerful XIOS input/output server. A new dynamical core for the atmosphere, known as DYNAMICO is under development and test.

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ERC synergy grant for Myriam Khodri from LOCEAN-IPSL

Myriam Khodri from LOCEAN-IPSL has secured a prestigious ERC Synergy Grant for her transdisciplinary CALDERA project, along with Markus Stoffel (Institut for Environmental Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland), Salvatore Di Falco (Institute of Economics and Econometrics, Switzerland) and Patrick Fonti (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research). The four-year project aims at understanding and documenting […]


ESGF prizes for Guillaume Levavasseur and Sébastien Denvil

Guillaume Levavasseur (IPSL) and Alan Iwi (CEDA) have received an award for their « Exceptional contribution to CDNOT data challenges » from the ESGF Executive Committee. During this year, Guillaume and Alan have demonstrated week after week their ability to grasp and solve complex technical questions thanks to their thoroughness and technical skills. Without respite, they polished […]


IPSL hosts IS-ENES3 kick-off meeting – 9-11 January 2019

IPSL is pleased to host the kick-off meeting of the IS-ENES3 project on 9, 10, and 11 January 2019.