Vincent Taillandier
Post-doctoral researcher (2008-present)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 27
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 38 39

Ph.D. (2001-2003)
Université de Toulon, Toulon, France.
Dissertation topic :  Controlling open boundary conditions of coastal circulation models using a 4D-var approach

M.Sc. (1998-1999)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

Engineer (1997-1999)
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, Paris, France.

Research interests:

Marine circulation at regional and coastal scales
Keywords: Lagrangian instruments (drifters, profilers, gliders), observing system design, Lagrangian data analysis, Mediterranean Sea



  • Hunt, B. P. V., Carlotti, F., Donoso, K., Pagano, M., D'Ortenzio, F., Taillandier, V., and Conan P. (2017), Trophic pathways of phytoplankton size classes through the zooplankton food web over the spring transition period in the north-west Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012658.
  • Mayot, N., D'Ortenzio, F., Taillandier, V., Prieur, L., Pasqueron de Fommervault, O., Claustre, H., Bosse, A., Testor, P. & P. Conan (2017), Impacts of the deep convection on the phytoplankton blooms in temperate seas: a multiplatform approach over a complete annual cycle (2012-2013 DEWEX experiment). Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012052. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Severin, T., Kessouri, F., Rembauville, M., Denisse, E., Sánchez-Pérez, Oriol, L., Caparros, J., Pujo-Pay, M., Ghiglione, J-F, D'Ortenzio, F., Taillandier, V., Mayot, N., Durrieu De Madron, X., Ulses, C., Estournel, C., Conan, P., (2017), Open-ocean convection process: A driver of the winter nutrient supply and the spring phytoplankton distribution in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 4602–4633, doi:10.1002/2016JC012664. (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2016

  • Bosse, A., P. Testor, L. Houpert, P. Damien, L. Prieur, D. Hayes, V. Taillandier, X. Durrieu de Madron, F. D'Ortenzio, and L. Coppola (2016), Scales and dynamics of submesoscale coherent vortices formed by deep convection in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. doi:10.1002/2016JC012144.
  • 2015

  • Bosse, A., Testor, P., Mortier, L., Prieur, L., Taillandier, V., D'Ortenzio, F., & Coppola, L. (2015). Spreading of Levantine Intermediate Waters by submesoscale coherent vortices in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea as observed with gliders. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120(3), 1599-1622 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Pasqueron de Fommervault, O., D'Ortenzio, F., Mangin, A., Serra, R., Migon, C., Claustre, H., Lavigne, H. Ribera d’Alcalà, M., Prieur, L., Taillandier, V., Schmechtig, C., Poteau, A., Leymarie, E., Besson, F. and G. Obolensky (2015). Seasonal variability of nutrient concentrations in the Mediterranean Sea: Contribution of Bio-Argo floats. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120,doi:10.1002/2015JC011103 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2012

  • Taillandier V., D'Ortenzio, F. and D. Antoine (2012). Carbon fluxes in the upper mixed layer of the Mediterranean Sea in the 1980s and the 2000s, Deep Sea Research, part I, 65, 73-84. (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2011

  • Chang, Y., D. Hammond, A.C. Haza, P. Hogan, H.S. Huntley, A.D. Kirwan Jr., B.L. Lipphardt Jr., V. Taillandier, A. Griffa and T.M. Özgökmen (2011). Enhanced estimation of sonobuoy trajectories by velocity reconstruction with near-surface drifters. Ocean Modelling, 36, 179–197. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Mermex group including D'Ortenzio, M. Babin, M. Chami, D. Doxaran and V. Taillandier (2011). Marine ecosystems' responses to climatic and anthropogenic forcing in the Mediterranean. Progress in Oceanography, 91, 97-166. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Nilsson, J., S. Dobricic, N. Pinardi, V. Taillandier, P.M. Poulain (2011). On the assessment of Argo float trajectory assimilation in the Mediterranean Forecasting System. Ocean Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s10236-011-0437-0. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2010

  • Taillandier, V., S. Dobricic, P. Testor, N. Pinardi, A. Griffa, L. Mortier, and G. P. Gasparini (2010), Integration of Argo trajectories in the Mediterranean Forecasting System and impact on the regional analysis of the western Mediterranean circulation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C03007, doi:10.1029/2008JC005251. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Testor, P., Meyers, G., Pattiaratchi, C. , Bachmayer, R., Hayes, D., Pouliquen, S., Petit de la Villeon,, L., Carval, T., Ganachaud, A., Gourdeau, L., Mortier, L., Claustre, H., Taillandier,, V., Lherminier, P., Terre, T., Visbeck, M., Karstensen, J., Krahmann, G., Alvarez, A., Rixen, M., Poulain, P.-M., Osterhus, S., Tintore, J., Ruiz, S., Garau, B., Smeed, D., Griffiths, G., Merckelbach, L., Sherwin, T., Schmid, C., Barth, J.A., Schofield, O., Glenn, S., Kohut, J., Perry, M.-J., Eriksen, C., Send, U., Davis, R., Rudnick, D., Sherman, J., Jones, C., Webb, D., Lee, C., & Owens, B. (2010). "Gliders as a Component of Future Observing Systems" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.89 (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2009

  • Martinez, E., K. Maamaatuaiahutapu, V. Taillandier (2009). Floating marine debris surface drift: convergence and accumulation toward the South Pacific Subtropical Gyre, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58, 1347–1355. (Get PDF Reprint)

  • Taillandier, V., V. Echevin, L. Mortier, J.L. Devenon (2009). Controlling the open ocean forcing of baroclinic coastal jets with a 4D-var method. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2009.01.001 (PDF).
  • Rubio, A., V. Taillandier, P. Garreau (2009). Reconstruction of the Mediterranean Northern Current variability and associated cross shelf transports in the Gulf of Lions from satellite tracked drifters and model outputs. Journal of Marine Systems, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009.01.011 (PDF).
  • Schroeder K., V. Taillandier, A. Vetrano, G. P. Gasparini, (2008). The circulation of the Western Mediterranean Sea in spring 2005 as inferred from observations and from model outputs. Deep-Sea Research Part 1, 55, 947-965 (PDF).
  • Taillandier, V., A. Griffa, P.M. Poulain, R. Signell, J. Chiggiato, S. Carniel, (2008). Variational analysis of drifter positions and model outputs for the reconstruction of surface currents in the Central Adriatic during fall 2002. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, doi:10.1029/2007JC004148 (PDF).
  • Taillandier V., A. Griffa, P.M. Poulain, K. Béranger, (2006). Assimilation of Argo float positions in the north western Mediterranean Sea and impact on ocean circulation simulations. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L11604 (PDF).
  • Taillandier, V., A. Griffa, (2006). Implementation of position assimilation from Argo floats in a realistic Mediterranean Sea model and twin experiment testing. Ocean Science, 2, 223-236 (PDF).
  • Taillandier, V., A. Griffa, A. Molcard, (2006). A variational approach for the reconstruction of regional scale Eulerian velocity fields from Lagrangian data. Ocean Modelling, 13, 1-24 (PDF).
  • Taillandier, V., V. Echevin, L. Mortier, J.-L. Devenon, (2004). Controlling boundary conditions with a 4D-variational data assimilation method in a non-stratified open coastal model. Ocean Dynamics, 54, 284-298 (PDF).
  • Sirven, J., C. Frankignoul, G. De Coëtlogon, V. Taillandier, (2002). Spectrum of wind-driven baroclinic fluctuations of the ocean in mid-latitudes. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 32, 2405-2417 (PDF).
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