Sophie E CRAVATTE (2022-2025)

Affiliation: French National Research Institute for Sustained Development (IRD)


Sophie Cravatte is a researcher at IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustained Development) currently in LEGOS (Toulouse). She is a physical oceanographer, expert in ocean equatorial dynamics and climate variability in the Tropical Pacific. She obtained her PhD in 2003 on "El Nino and intraseasonal waves forced by winds in the western part of the basin", at Toulouse III University, and her "Habilitation à Diriger des recherches" on "Observing the oceanic variability in the Tropical Pacific" in 2020. Her current research interests are on oceanic circulation variability in the Tropical Pacific, on low-latitude western boundary currents, and on the equatorial current system dynamics.

Since 2014, she is member of the TPOS2020 international project steering committee, co-chair of the Backbone Task Team, aiming at redesigning the observing system in the Tropical Pacific.

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