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Training at CERFACS

Cerfacs offers high -level training courses in all its key fields of expertise. Training sessions are in two formats:  face-to-face, at Toulouse, or online.


Face-to-face training sessions

Since 2011, Cerfacs has set up advanced face-to-face training sessions in scientific computing aimed at PhDs, engineers and researchers, from academic and applied fields. Trainings are given by Cerfacs researchers and engineers and are either dealing with general HPC topics and applied mathematics or with dedicated disciplines of importance to Cerfacs. Duration is typically between 1 and 5 days.

Practical trainings to software developed or co-developed by Cerfacs (AVBP, OpenPalm, DSCLIM, CESC, OASIS) are included in this program.

Face-to-face training program


Online training sessions – SPOC

Since 2017, Cerfacs has created an online training program, based on Small Private Online Courses (SPOC) principles. Theses online courses are 100% are fully online, divided into consecutive weeks (typically 3 to 6) and require typically 3 hours of work per week.

Get more information about our online training sessions


New regional climate projections for metropolitan France

superadmin |  11 February 2021

Cerfacs collaborated with Météo France and the Institut Pierre-Simon-Laplace (IPSL) to produce the DRIAS climate dataset, which presents a wide range of possible climate changes for metropolitan France for three periods of the 21st century (2021-2050, 2041-2070 and 2071-2100) and three greenhouse gas emission scenarios. Liens : .pdfRead more

New research group “Theory and Climate”

Mélanie ROCHOUX |  1 February 2021

CECI is involved in the development of a new research group (GDR for “Groupement De Recherche”) entitled “Theory and Climate”. This GDR aims at bringing together the entire community of theorists (mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, data scientists, etc.) working on climate sciences, with the goal of developing and sharing innovative concepts and tools relevant for a better understanding of climate dynamics. This GDR is interdisciplinary and involves several CNRS research institutes as well as most of French organizations working in these fields. CECI plans to contribute to issues related to climate dynamics and applied mathematics such as data assimilation and machine learning. Moreover, there are strong links between this GDR and the LEFE-INSU actions, in which CECI researchers are active (LEFE-IMAGO and LEFE-MANU actions). More information here:Read more