Welcome to IPSL
The climate challenges for the coming decades, outlined in the Paris Agreement of 2015, are major and require reinforced fundamental research, more multidisciplinary research on the impacts, and the education of a new generation to act as relays in society to spread understanding of the issues among the population and decision-makers. The education and research aspects are in place in Île-de-France to tackle these colossal issues and to provide effective responses. The IPSL-Climate graduate school (IPSL-CGS) aims to provide an education through research that is recognised and attractive at national and international levels, on issues related to the climate system, climate change and their impacts.
Coordination tools & services
IPSL-Climate Modelling Centre (CMC)
The IPSL-Climate Modelling Centre brings together modelling teams that study the different parts of the climate system and their couplings.
Centre for Earth Observations (I-CEO)
The IPSL's Earth Observation Centre plays a coordinating role in Earth observation activities and acts as a data and service centre.
IPSL Mesocentre (ESPRI)
The ESPRI IPSL Mesocentre brings together a range of services: storage space, calculation servers, virtualisation services, network infrastructure, calculation and analysis software.
SIRTA-ReOBS (Site Instrumental de Recherche par Télédétection Atmosphérique)
SIRTA is an instrumental research site for studying atmospheric physico-chemical processes, understanding climate feedbacks, evaluating models and validating spatial observations.
The Laboratories and Associated Teams
The Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace unites the expertise of eight laboratories and two associated teams specialising in one or more aspects of the climate and environmental sciences and the exploration of the solar system. Nearly 1,500 people (researchers and lecturer-researchers, engineers, technicians, administrative staff, doctoral students, post-docs and interns) work on around ten sites in Île-de-France.