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Inria and Cemagref pool their expertise in order better to understand the complexity of environmental phenomena
Michel Cosnard, Inria Chairman and CEO, and Roger Genet, CEO of Cemagref, have signed a partnership agreement strengthening collaboration between the two organisations on applied research projects concerning environmental problems. This agreement demonstrates the multi-disciplinary approach required of scientists faced with complex environmental problems. The synergies between environmental sciences and computational sciences will be a powerful lever to help meet the challenges posed by global changes and to ensure sustainable development.
This year, the Rennes-based Research Centre played host to a new team project by the name of FLUMINANCE, conducted jointly by Inria and CEMAGREF. Its originality lies in the fact that it combines the image processing and analysis skills of researchers at the Institute with the fluid mechanics skills of researchers at CEMAGREF. Pollution flows and tornados had better behave themselves!
A computer-vision program born at Inria, Typhoon is meant to retrieve vector motion fields from image sequences of turbulent flows such as weather satellite photos. After being used by California State University, Chico in conjunction with lidar imagery to assess low-altitude wind fields, this innovative software is now reaching the industry. At stake: finding the best spots for future wind farms or estimating the atmospheric dispersion of pollutants.