AVENTAGE (started in 2021): is a Collaboration with SportRizer and RiskWeatherTech towards a very high resolution wind forecast chain on the sailing basin of Marseilles. The genesis of this project was motivated by the next Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where the sailing events will take place in the Marseilles sailing basin. The reading of the wind is one of the major stakes in the search for performance for the sailing Olympics. However, the exhaustive knowledge of the wind of a body of water is not yet resolved. This research project aims to complete the knowledge database of the different local effects in the Marseilles sailing basin, thus facilitating the exploitation of the water body.
OCEAPOS (2016-2019): Recent studies have identified potential in many coastal areas which could provide significant renewable energy resources in the near future. In collaboration with the Marine Energy Research and Innovation Centre (MERIC), we develop the numerical model OceaPoS, useful to carry out a comprehensive description of turbulent flow patterns past Marine Current Energy Converters (MCEC) and forward optimize the turbine arrays configurations and evaluate their environmental effects. OceaPos follows the same methodology than SDM–WindPoS model to the tidal and oceanic boundary layer. We also introduce a new Lagrangian version of actuator discs to take account of one or several MCEC’s devices and their effects on the flow dynamics.
WINDPOS (2012 – 2015): Collaboration with colleagues in Chile Foundation Inria Chile (in Santiago) for the simulation of wind in the vicinity of a wind turbine and wind farm. This project was supported by CORFO.
MODEOL (2012 – 2015): Collaboration with LMD/IPSL and the company MAIA EOLIS, for the simulation of wind power production and wind potential, supported by the french agency for environment ADEME.
SDM log (2008 – 2010): The consortium implemented an atmospheric boundary layer model. The partners were the same Inria teams, LMD and the CETE (Department from the Minister of Ecology and Transport, now called CEREMA). This project was supported by the french agency for environment ADEME.
SDM (2005 – 2007): Inria (Moise and Tosca teams) and LMD (Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique) released the first version of SDM, which was meant to be compared with MM5 MWP model. This project was supported by the french agency for environment ADEME.