Nicolas Vigaud

Associate Research Scientist
Climate Modeling

  • Phone: (845) 680-4432
  • Email: ude.aibmuloc.irinull@duagiv
  • Address:223 Monell


A graduate in marine sciences from the Ecole Central de Marseille (previously ESIM), Nicolas Vigaud was first employed as an oceanographic engineer on survey operations in West Africa for a period of three years. Vigaud then went to South Africa, where he earned his PhD in air-ocean interactions from the Department of Oceanography at the University of Cape Town. Since then, he has been involved in several climate variability and climate change impact studies within international multidisciplinary projects using both dynamical and statistical downscaling over different regions of the globe (West and Southern Africa, India, among others).

Research interests

  • Climate variability and change
  • Global and regional climate modeling
  • Dynamical and statistical downscaling


Role at the IRI

Vigaud joined the Climate Group at IRI as an associate research scientist early in 2013. He is currently using various global and regional climate models for hypothesis-driven research to understand/predict climate variability/change at different spatiotemporal scales and produce probabilistic climate information of relevance for societies to better manage climate related risks and climate variability/change adaptation strategies.