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Michel Lefebvre - Orbituary

Date added: Monday 12th August 2019

Michel LefebrveImage credits: Aviso+ 

Michel Lefebvre - Master mariner and pioneer of satellite oceanography


Michel Lefebrve, one of the founders of GODAE died on 21 July 2019 at the age of 85. Michel was at the origin of the major advances in oceangraphy of the last 30 years: TOPEX/Poseidon, DORIS, Mercator Ocean and of course GODAE. A truly visionary and inspiring mind, deeply humble and human and with a wide culture and great intellectual curiosity.

As GODAE Ocean Science Team we honour his life and achievements.