Mr. Rémi Cousin

Senior Staff Associate II, Data Library Manager, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia Climate School

The Earth Institute
Columbia University, Lamont Campus
61 route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964


Rémi Cousin received his degree in engineering from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy (equivalent to a master’s degree), with majors in geo-sciences, in 2005. After specializing in physical oceanography through internships in l’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and Mercator-Océan, Toulouse, France, and Universidad de Concepción in Chile, Cousin worked for CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellite), a subsidiary of CNES, as a consultant at Mercator-Océan to develop user-friendly tools to run and post-process Mercator ocean models dedicated to operational oceanography. He then worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California, developing a public outreach and education Web site on ocean salinity in the context of the co-developed NASA satellite mission Aquarius, and conducting research to support the activities of the OurOcean group, focusing on regional ocean models. Role at the IRI Since 2008, Cousin has been a member of the IRI Data Library, which disseminates science-based climate information to its user community. To fulfill this task, Cousin assists in research activities, and engages with user communities through collaborative work or training workshops.