Research & Exploration Activity

    The Emirates Mars Mission "Hope" or "Al Amal" reached Mars on February 9, 2021 !
    The INSIGHT Mars Lander testbed at JPL in California 4 days after landing on Mars in 2018.
Team picture with Marleen Martinez-Sundgaard (JPL testbed lead, standing right), the CNES Toulouse team (standing left) including Nicolas Verdier (kneeling, left), Melanie Drilleau, Philippe Lognonne, Sebastien de Raucourt (IPGP, kneeling, center & right), Ehouarn Millour and me (LMD, standing, center) Balthasar Kenda (JPL, IPGP) (30/11/2018)

Involvement in space missions

Research Activity & Models

My research is primarily focused on the development of Global Climate Models (GCM) designed to accurately simulate the environment on other planets. The scientific applications are countless. On this basis, I am also deeply involved in space exploration, observations analysis, and space instrumentation

Not Mars

Mars :

Field Research

November 2019 - February 2020: 3 months in Antarctica to study the extreme climate environment and the atmosphere at the french scientific stations Dumont d'Urville (at the coast) and Concordia (on the ice sheet at 75 degree south) within the IPEV science program CALVA (PI: Christophe Genthon) with Jean-Louis Dufresne (LMD).

The D17 meteorological station in Antarctica. Francois Forget (left) Jean-Louis Dufresne (right). Picture: Valentin Depoisier