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Université de Liège


The GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research (GHER) is a research group of the University of Liège. It is devoted to marine and environmental studies and modelling. The group has developed an expertise in the development of software tools for oceanography.

Research expertise

The main research areas of the GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research of the University of Liège are data analysis, spatial interpolation, data assimilation and ocean numerical models.


In the frame of WP6 and the task "Marine Data Processing Workflow", they will process in situ observations and satellite measurements with the aim of constructing gridded fields of selected variables. To do so, they will employ the DIVA tool, designed specifically for spatial interpolation in oceanography and adapted to high-performance computation.



Charles Troupin

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Charles Troupin (M) is a civil Engineer in Physics and holds a PhD in Oceanography. His research interests range from numerical modelling to in situ data interpolation, with a specific focus on submesoscale processes in coastal areas. Also a fervent defender of open data, open access and open code, he has more than ten years of experience in data analysis and numerical modelling and has been the head of the SOCIB Data Center for three years.


Alexander Barth

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Alexander Barth (M) holds a PhD in Oceanography and his major contribution is given by new ideas in data assimilation.  He significantly contributed to the project “Global Ocean Predication with the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM)”. His scientific ideas have led to a high number of presentations at science meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the 2010 Outstanding Young Scientist Award for his achievements in the field of data assimilation in oceanography, to which he has contributed original ideas on the development of assimilation strategies for regional ocean models.

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