Francois-Xavier is a wave modelling scientist with a strong interest in probabilistic forecasting techniques and interactions between the ocean waves, the atmosphere and the oceans.
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Francois-Xavier is currently investigating probabilistic wave forecasting techniques, which will ultimately lead to a better understanding of uncertainty in wave forecasts. He is also working on coupled processes involving waves/atmosphere and waves/oceans with a view on improving the NWP model performance, as well as the wave model performance.
Francois-Xavier joined the Met Office in 2006 working for the Ocean Waves team. He did a PhD at the University of St Andrews working on numerical simulations of the Sun's magnetosphere.
Before moving into ocean wave research, Francois-Xavier spent a few years working as an Actuarial Analyst, specialising in Monte Carlo simulations of the financial markets. As an undergraduate he studied for an MEng (Applied Physics) at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.