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Cycling: it’s good for your health, air quality and climate! This page presents the initiatives implemented at Cerfacs to promote the daily use of bicycles.

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Allons-Y A Vélo (AYAV) – “Let's go by bike” starts next Monday at Cerfacs! From May 13 to 24, leave your car in the garage, hop on your bicycle and get some fresh air!

Many activities are organized at Cerfacs and on Météo-France campus during these two weeks:

  • The Allons-Y A Vélo challenge: use your bike to come to work and write down in this form the kms covered each day of the week and help us rank Cerfacs among the most cycling companies in the Toulouse region!
  • A repair workshop for your bicycle combined with some homemade beer tasting (date and details to come)
  • A picnic at La Ramée on Thursday May 16th
  • The main cycling day on campus on Tuesday May 21st with a breakfast offered in the morning at the site entrance and a group photo at 13h in front of the Pascal building.

The map of the routes of the cyclists of the Cerfacs

Many people come to Cerfacs daily by bike. Here is the map of their itineraries. Feel free to contact them if you want more information about these trips. If you want to add your route, contact us!

Bicycle mileage allowance (Indemnité kilométrique vélo – IKV).

Since January 1, 2018, Cerfacs has implemented the bicycle mileage allowance (IKV for Indemnité kilométrique vélo) for its employees, according to this agreement, which regulates its terms. If you are a Cerfacs employee and wish to benefit from the IKV (up to 200 Euros per year), first read the document on bicycle safety rules and then complete and sign the IKV payment request form. The IKV will be paid quarterly upon presentation of the completed template file.

Self-service bicycles.

Do you need a bike for a race in Les Pradettes, to get around the campus, or even to go home one night because your car broke down? Two bicycles are in self-service, one pink and white and one green just outside the old building. Feel free to take advantage of it. The keys are available at the Cerfacs reception desk and in the F4 office (NW corner of the old building). You will then be asked to sign a release form.

Repair material

Repair equipment is available in office D2 (just next to the GLOBC meeting room). There is also an inflation and repair station with a stem and various tools on the parking lot of the social centre on the right as you leave Météo-France.

Nearest bicycle-toulouse station.

The nearest Toulouse Velô station is located 700 m from the entrance to the site at the junction between Chemin Reboul and Chemin du Marin, and there are also some at Les Pradettes and Route de Saint-Simon. All the details on the Vélô Toulouse website.


Bike contact at Cerfacs: velo@cerfacs.fr


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superadmin |  10 September 2019

OASIS3-MCT is a coupler of codes developed at Cerfacs and used around the world, mainly for climate modelling applications. Our last survey confirms that OASIS3-MCT is used by 67 modelling groups to assemble more than 80 different coupled applications over the 5 continents. These applications include global or regional configurations of ocean and atmosphere models but also sea ice, sea level, wave, ocean biogeochemistry, land, vegetation, river routing, hydrological and atmospheric chemistry models. OASIS3-MCT is used in 5 of the 7 European Earth System Models participating to the 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) that produces the climate simulations forming the basis of the next report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)”Read more

Sparse Days Meeting 2019 at Cerfacs, Toulouse

Brigitte Yzel |  12 May 2019

The annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse on 11th and 12th July 2019. Registration for the Sparse Days is free but we ask people who are coming to register as soon as possible although the deadline is June 14th. Please complete the registration form (deadline : June 14th) indicating whether you want to give a talk and whether you wish to attend the conference dinner. Although an emphasis will be on parallel aspects, any talk that has an association with sparsity is welcome.Read more