Summer School

Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability
and the Environment

Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), 1-12 July 2019



FDSE 2017 at Ecole Polytechnique


The academic programme of the FDSE Summer School comprises classroom lectures on fundamental and on applied topics. Different guest lecturers are invited each year to teach selected topics from the wider scientific, technological or societal context of sustainability and the environment.
Afternoons are mainly spent on team projects of experimental and numerical nature. The students are guided by tutors in conducting experiments and numerical simulations.
Lectures of the 2019 programme (subject to change):

Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics Jean-Marc Chomaz
Environmental Fluid Dynamics Colm Caulfield
Renewable Energies: Hydro, Wind & Marine Riwal Plougonven & Alexandre Stegner
Atmosphere Dynamics Peter Haynes
Ocean Dynamics John Taylor
Flow Instability Lutz Lesshafft
Solid Earth Jerome Neufeld
Urban Fluid Dynamics Paul Linden
Global Carbon Cycle Laurent Bopp
Hydrology Jérôme Fortin & Eric Gaume
Fluid-Structure Interaction Olivier Doaré
Storm Surges Xavier Bertin
High-resolution Modelling Christoph Schär
The Amazing Meteorology of Mars François Forget
Cryosphere Fabien Gillet-Chaulet
Energy start-ups TBA


Regular social events are planned for weekday evenings. The weekend of July 6/7, including the nights, will be spent in the centre of Paris.