Fabrice Bonjean Background





1910 Fairview Ave. E., Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98102, USA

Phone:+1 206-726-0501 ext 14
Fax:     +1 206-726-0524
email:   bonjean@esr.org

Current Research Projects

  • Global ocean surface currents (OSCAR-2)
  • Sub-inertial wind-driven surface currents (Ocean Vector Wind)
  • Surface ocean heat transport in the tropics and impact on tropical climate (Pacific and Atlantic CLIVAR)

Special Interests 

The ocean surface current changes and their impact on sea surface temperature and climate variations.


D.E.A. (M.S.)             (1990)  University of Lyon I (Fluid Dynamics)
D.E.A.             (1994)  University of Paris VI (Oceanography, Meteorology, and Environment).
Ph.D.   (1998)  University of Paris VI - LODYC (Physical Oceanography).


Fabrice Bonjean obtained his Ph.D in Physical Oceanography in 1998 from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. He accomplished his research work for his thesis at the LOCEAN laboratory (formerly LODYC). He initially joined Earth and Space Research for a postdoc position in June 1999, and has been a research associate since 2002. He is currently the principal investigator of the OSCAR project.