Dr. Jean-Noël Thépaut
Dr Jean-Noël Thépaut
Jean-Noël is the Head of the Data Division of the Research Department at ECMWF. This Division is in charge of the development of world-class data assimilation algorithms for NWP, the exploitation of satellite observations from operational and research EO platforms, and the development and production of state-of-the-art atmospheric reanalyses. Jean-Noël is “ingénieur de la météorologie” from Météo-France. He received his PHD from PARIS-VI university in 1992, in the field of of atmospheric data assimilation.
He was involved in the early development of the 3D and 4D-Var system at ECMWF and Météo-France, for which he developed an incremental formulation that is now used operationally worldwide, and he got involved during his career in the exploitation of a wide variety of satellite data in NWP. He serves on the EUMETSAT Mission Expert Team, is a member of the NASA Global Modeling and assimilation Office Advisory Board, and a member of the ESA Scientific Advisory Committee.