Boris Dewitte

Dr. Boris Dewitte

Adresse: LEGOS
14 avenue Edouard BELIN
Position: Senior scientist (DR2)

  • 2011-present - Research Scientist at LEGOS/IRD (Toulouse, France). 2008-2010 - Research scientist at IGP (Geophysical Institute of Peru, Lima, Peru)
  • 2006-2007 - Research scientist at IMARPE (Institute for the sea, Lima, Peru) 2004-2006 - Research scientist at LEGOS/IRD (Toulouse, France)
  • 2002-2004 - Research Scientist at IRD-Nouméa (New Caledonia, South Pacific)
  • 1999-2001 - Research Scientist at LEGOS/IRD (Toulouse, France)
  • 1993-95 - Research assistant at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-Pasadena-USA)

Research Interests

  • Air-sea interactions in the tropical oceans, with emphasis on the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

  • Impact of climate change on the ocean circulation and on marine ecosystems

  • Eastern boundary current systems dynamics and variability

  • Physical control of the oxygen minimum zones

  • Intraseasonal variability of the ocean (internal and forced by the atmosphere)

  • Decadal variability of the tropical oceans


  • Ph.D., Toulouse university

    1995-98 - Ph.D. degree in physical oceanography (Toulouse university, France) Adviser: Gilles Reverdin (CNRS, LOCEAN, Paris, France)

  • Engineer, National Institute for Aeronautics

    1990-93 - Engineer training at the National Institute for Aeronautics and Space Studies (Grande Ecole) in Toulouse (France). Major: Space