Flament, Pierre

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Department of Oceanography
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marine Science Building
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
E-mail: pflament -at- hawaii.edu
Website: SatLab


  • Ph.D 1986 – Physical Oceanography, University of California San Diego
  • M.Sc. 1980 – Theoretical Physics, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • B.Sc. 1972 – Engineering Physics, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Research interests

Dynamics of the surface layer and air-sea interactions; coastal, equatorial and island upwelling; fronts and submesoscale structures; radar remote sensing; instrument development.

Professional History

  • 1988 – present: assistant, associate and professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
  • 2007-present: adjunct professor, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman.
  • 2004-2006: program director in the Physical Oceanography Program, National Science Foundation.
  • 1997-2001: senior scientist and director, Département d’Océanographie Spatiale, Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer.
  • 1987-1988: post-doctoral fellow, Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
  • 1982-1986: research assistant, Ocean Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
  • 1983: summer fellow, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics program, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
  • 1981: fellow, Belgian American Educational Foundation and David and Alice Van Buuren Foundation.
  • 1980: visiting researcher, Laboratoire de Geomagnétisme, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Course taught

  • Earth System Science Databases (OCN-463)
  • Oceanographic Instrumentation and Technology (OCN-664)
  • Topics in Physical Oceanography (OCN-760)

Links to the publication of radlab in each of these categories are found below.

Journal publications in physical oceanography: peer-reviewed papers in physical oceanography.

Theses and dissertations: final manuscripts submitted by graduate students who worked at radlab.

Interdisciplinary journal publications: interdisciplinary papers in biological oceanography, fisheries, meteorology and geophysics.

Proceedings and other publications: presentations at international meetings; posters and talks.

Outreach publications: general public papers.

Technical reports