Dr. Matthieu Le Hènaff joined the staff of AOML’s Physical Oceanography University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS). Matthieu is an ocean modeler who uses advanced data assimilation methods to perform ocean predictability studies. He also has broad experience in the analysis of ocean models and observations to study the dynamics of mesoscale variability. At AOML, Matthieu will work with Dr. George Halliwell to perform ocean observing system evaluation studies and apply his expertise to determine how ocean predictability can be improved through observing system enhancements. Matthieu will also augment existing capabilities within PhOD by analyzing models and observations to address a broad range of scientific questions. He holds a PhD in physical oceanography from the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France.