Charles Pelletier

Scientist (High-Resolution Earth-System Modelling for Destination Earth)
Research Department, Earth System Predictability Section, Extended Range


Charles works as a Scientist for the DestinE initiative. His main task is to prepare the ocean component of the future Digital Twins of the Earth, relying on the NEMO modelling framework.

Professional interests:
  • Ocean modelling
  • Ocean – cryosphere – atmosphere interactions
  • Earth system predictability
  • Numerical methods for partial differential equations in Earth science
Career background:

Professional experience

  • 2022 - : Scientist, ECMWF (Bonn, Germany)
  • 2021 - 2022: Ocean modeller, Mercator Ocean International (Toulouse, France)
  • 2018 - 2021: Postdoctoral researcher, Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
  • 2014 - 2018: PhD student in applied mathematics, Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes (Grenoble, France)


  • 2018: PhD in applied mathematics from Université Grenoble-Alpes (France); Mathematical study of the air-sea coupling problem including turbulent scale effects, advised by Eric Blayo and Florian Lemarié.
  • 2014: MsC in Numerical Modelling from ENSTA Paris and Université Paris-Saclay (France).