Calculation and data centre for the sea (PCDM)

The intensive use of scientific calculation is now at the hub of many modern oceanography projects.

This discipline is generally based on modelling techniques which, combined with high calculation power, have an increasing number of fields of application: modelling at different scales of ocean circulation, coupled modelling (hydrodynamic and chemical, for example), contaminant dispersion models in the coastal domain… In other cases, the mass of data to be processed, when it becomes too large, also requires significant calculation capacities, such as in marine or coastal geomatics, when high-resolution satellite data must be assimilated. This is also the case in the emerging field of marine bioinformatics, for gene sequences search. Finally, marine engineering, with its fluid mechanics and structural calculations, also generates activities that consume a great deal of calculation power.

The PCDM is open to both Ifremer and IUEM and is accessible to the various partners. It is equipped with a main calculator: DATARMOR.

Coordination: Tina Odaka

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