Gildas Cambon

Modeling Engineer, IRD

IUEM, Rue Dumont d'Urville, Bâtiment D
29280 Plouzané, France 
tel : +33 (0)2 90 91 55 32
Activities and research interests
  • Ocean Modeling
  • High Performance Computing
  • Coastal upwelling dynamics
  • Air-Sea interactions and coupling


Fearon, G., S. Herbette, J. Veitch, G. Cambon, and M. Vichi, 2022: The influence of the land-sea breeze on coastal
upwelling systems: locally forced vs internal wave vertical mixing and implications for thermal fronts, submitted to Ocean Modelling

Ragoasha M. N., S. Herbette, J. Veitch, G. Cambon, C. Reason, C. Roy, 2022: Inter-annual variability of Lagrangian transport in the southern Benguela Current upwelling system, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127, e2020JC017114. doi: 10.1029/2020JC017114


Bentamy A., S.A Grodsky, G. Cambon, P. Tandeo, X. Capet, C. Roy, S. Herbette, A. Grouazel, 2021: A. Twenty-Seven Years of Scatterometer Surface Wind Analysis over Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems. Remote Sensing. 2021, 13, 940. doi: 10.3390/rs13050940


Fearon, G., S. Herbette, J. Veitch, G. Cambon, A.J. Lucas, F. Lemarié and M. Vichi, 2020: Enhanced vertical mixing in coastal upwelling systems driven by diurnal-inertial resonance: numerical experiments, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2020JC016208. doi: 10.1029/2020JC016208

McGrath, A., J. Hermes, C. Moloney, C., Roy,  G. Cambon, S. Herbette, C. van der Lingen, 2020:  Investigating connectivity between two sardine stocks off South Africa using a high-resolution IBM,  Fisheries Oceanography. 2020, 1–15. doi: 10.1111/fog.12460


Ragoasha N., S. Herbette, G. Cambon, J. Veitch, C. Reason, C. Roy , 201: Lagrangian pathways in the southern Benguela upwelling system.  Journal of Marine Systems, 195 (2019), 50–66, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2019.03.008


Pianezze, J., C. Barthe, S. Bielli, P. Tulet, S. Jullien, G. Cambon, 2018: A new coupled ocean-waves- atmosphere model designed for tropical storm studies: Example of tropical cyclone Bejisa (2013–2014) in the South-West Indian Ocean. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10, 801–825. doi: 10.1002/ 2017MS00117


Desbiolles F., A. Bentamy B. Blanke, C. Roy A.M. Mestas-Nuñez, S.A. Grodsky, S. Herbette, G. Cambon, C. Maes, 2017: Two decades [1992–2012] of surface wind analyses based on satellite scatterometer observations, Journal of Marine Systems, 168, 38–56, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.01.003


Menkes C. E., M. Lengaigne, J. Vialard, M. Puy, P. Marchesiello, S. Cravatte, G. Cambon, 2014: About the role of Westerly Wind Events in the possible development of an El Niño in 2014. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061186

Nguyen, N.M., P. Marchesiello, F. Lyard, S. Ouillon, G. Cambon, D. Allain, U.V. Dinh, 2014: Tidal characteristics of the Gulf of Tonkin. Continental Shelf Research., 91, 37-56.

Illig, S., B. Dewitte, K. Goubanova, G. Cambon, J. Boucharel, F. Monetti, C. Romero, S. Purca, and R. Flores, 2014: Forcing mechanisms of intraseasonal SST variability off central Peru in 2000–2008, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 3548–3573, doi: 10.1002/2013JC009779.


Gutknecht, E., Dadou, I., Marchesiello, P., Cambon, G., Le Vu, B., Sudre, J., Garçon, V., Machu, E., Rixen, T., Kock, A., Flohr, A., Paulmier, A., and Lavik, G., 2013: Nitrogen transfers off Walvis Bay: a 3-D coupled physical/biogeochemical modeling approach in the Namibian upwelling system, Biogeosciences, 10, 4117-4135, doi: 10.5194/bg-10-4117-2013

Gutknecht, E., Dadou, I., Le Vu, B., Cambon, G., Sudre, J., Garçon, V., Machu, E., Rixen, T., Kock, A., Flohr, A., Paulmier, A., and Lavik, G., 2013: Coupled physical/biogeochemical modeling including O2-dependent processes in the Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems: application in the Benguela, Biogeosciences, 10, 3559-3591, doi: 10.5194/bg-10-3559-2013

Cambon G., K. Goubanova, P. Marchesiello, B. Dewitte, S. Illig  and V. Echevin, 2013:  Assessing the impact of downscaled  winds on a regional ocean model simulation of the Humboldt system,  Ocean Modelling, 65, 11-24, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.01.007


Dewitte B., J. Vazquez-Cuervo, K. Goubanova, S. Illig, K. Takahashi, G. Cambon, S. Purca, D. Correa, D. Gutierrez, A. Sifeddine and L. Ortlieb, 2012: Change in El Niño flavours over 1958-2008: Implications for the long-term trend of the upwelling off Peru. Deep Sea Research II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.04.01

Debreu, L., P. Marchesiello, P. Penven, and G. Cambon, 2012 : Two-way nesting in split-explicit ocean models: algorithms, implementation and validation. Ocean Modelling, 49-50, 1-21.

Renault, L., B. Dewitte, P. Marchesiello, S. Illig, V. Echevin, G. Cambon, M. Ramos, O. Astudillo, P. Minnis and J. K. Ayers, 2012: Upwelling response to atmospheric coastal jets off central Chile: A modeling study of the October 2000 event, J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, 117, C02030, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007446.


Le Boyer A., G. Cambon, N. Daniault, S. Herbette, B. Le Cann, L. Marié  and P. Morin, 2009: Observations of the Ushant tidal front in September 2007, Continental Shelf Research, Vol 8, Num 29, pp 1026-1037, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2008.12.020 .

Cambon Gildas, 2008:  Etude numérique de la mer d'Iroise : dynamique, variabilité du front d'Ouessant et évaluation des échanges cross-frontaux. PhD Thesis, Université de Bretagne Occidentale.

  • 2008, PhD in Physical Oceanography, LPO, Brest, France