Directeur de recherche au CNRS
Océanographe physicien

Etablissement : Université Bretagne Occidentale
Affectation de recherche : LPO (Laboratoire de physique des océans)

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Curriculum Vitae

Bruno Blanke

Researcher in Physical Oceanography
Laboratoire de Physique des Océans (LPO), Brest, France

Date of birth and marital status: May 22, 1964; married, three children.

Citizenship: French.

• 1984-1987: École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France;
• 1987-1989: École Nationale de la Météorologie, Toulouse, France;
• 1989-1992: PhD in Physical Oceanography, at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie (Paris, France).

• Engineering degree from the École Polytechnique (1987);
• Engineering degree in Meteorology from the École Nationale de la Météorologie (1989);
• PhD from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France (1992);
• Accreditation to supervise research (HDR) from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France (2001).

• 1992-1994: CNRS Research Scientist (CR) and UCLA Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Los Angeles, California;
• 1994-1997: CNRS Research Scientist at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie (LODYC), Paris, France;
• 1997-2008: CNRS Research Scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique des Océans, Brest, France;
• 2008-now: CNRS Senior Scientist (DR) at the Laboratoire de Physique des Océans, Brest, France.

Scientific missions:
• 2001/11-2002/07: Visiting Scientist at the Department of Oceanography of the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa;
• 2003/10-2003/12: Visiting Scientist at the Department of Oceanography of the University of Cape Town, South Africa;
• 2006/07: Visiting Scientist at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) of the University of Miami, Florida;
• 2010/07: Visiting Scientist at the universities of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) and Los Angeles (UCLA), California.

Research interests:
• Lagrangian analysis of the ocean circulation calculated by global and regional ocean models;
• Eastern-boundary upwelling systems;
• Coupling and transfer of properties between the coastal and open ocean;
• Large-scale variability of the Atlantic Ocean and the global ocean circulation.

Software development:
• ARIANE: “analyse lagrangienne de la dynamique de modèles numériques de circulation océanique”
CeCILL license (joint registration with Nicolas Grima); constant developments and updates; training courses;
• Participation in the development of the ICHTHYOP and WATERS models.

On going or recent administrative and technical responsibilities:
• Joint management of the Laboratoire de Physique des Océans (2008-2011 term and 2012-2013 half term, alongside Claude Roy);
• Co-leader of LPO Team 3 “Marges de l’Afrique et échanges, interocéaniques: climat, interactions d’échelles et écosystèmes” (2010-2011 term, alongside Sabrina Speich);
• Member of the TOSCA committee (evaluation of CNES-fundable proposals);
• Former member of the Commission Nationale Flotte et Engins (scientific evaluation of national proposals for open-sea experiments);
• Consultancy to the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile (BEA) in 2009-2011; scientific discussions around the accident to flight AF 447 on June 1st 2009.

Recent peer-reviewed publications:
Bentamy, A., S.A. Grodsky, K. Katsaros, A.M. Mestas−Nuñez, B. Blanke, and F. Desbiolles, 2013: Enhancements of air−sea fluxes derived from satellite observations. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34, 5243-5261, doi:10.1080/01431161.2013.787502.
Blanke, B., S. Bonhommeau, N. Grima, and Y. Drillet, 2012: Sensitivity of advective transfer times across the North Atlantic Ocean to the temporal and spatial resolution of model velocity data: Implication for European eel larval transport. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 55-56, 22-44.
Chenillat, F., X. Capet, P. Rivière, P. Franks, and B. Blanke, 2013: California coastal upwelling onset variability: cross-shore and bottom-up propagation in the planktonic ecosystem. PLoS ONE, e62281, doi:0.1371/journal.pone.0062281.
Chenillat, F., P. Rivière, X. Capet, E. Di Lorenzo, and B. Blanke, 2012: North Pacific Gyre Oscillation modulates seasonal timing and ecosystem functioning in the California Current upwelling system. Geophysical research Letters, 39, 1, doi:10.1029/2011GL049966, 2012.
Grenier, M., S. Cracatte, B. Blanke, C. Menkes, A Koch-Larrouy, F. Durand, A. Melet, and C Jeandel, 2011: From the western boundary currents to the Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent: Modeled pathways and water mass evolutions. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116, C12044.
Lique, C, Tréguier, AM, Blanke, B, and Grima, N, 2010: On the origins of water masses exported along both sides of Greenland: A Lagrangian Model Analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. 115, C05019, doi:10.1029/2009JC005316.
Montes, I., W. Schneider, F. Colas, B. Blanke, and V. Echevin, 2011: Subsurface connections in the eastern tropical Pacific during La Niña 1999–2001 and El Niño 2002–2003. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. 116, C12022, doi:10.1029/2011JC007624.
Muller, H, Blanke, B, Dumas, F, and Mariette, V, 2010: Identification of typical scenarios for the surface Lagrangian residual circulation in the Iroise Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. 115, C07008, doi:10.1029/2009JC005834.
Ollitrault, M., B. Blanke, C. Chen, N. Diansky, M. Drevillon, É. Greiner, F. Lefevre, R. Limeburner, P. Lezaud, S. Louazel, G. Nurser, D. Paradis, and R. Scott, 2010: Estimating the wreckage location of the Rio-Paris AF447, Scientific Report from the Drift Group. Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile, June 30, 2010.
Rimaud, J., S. Speich, B. Blanke, and N. Grima, 2012: The exchange of Intermediate Water in the southeast Atlantic: Water mass transformations diagnosed from the Lagrangian analysis of a regional ocean model. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 117, C08034, doi:10.1029/2012JC008059.