Research teams


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Dr. Philippe CIAIS

Coordinator of TRACE, Philippe Ciais is working at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement. He is an expert in climate change, carbon cycle research, greenhouse gas emissions and has authored more than 600 peer-reviewed articles including many in high profile journals like Nature or Science. Dr. Ciais acted as coordinating lead author of the IPCC for the fifth Assessment Report and co-chaired the Global Carbon Project. He has led the preparation of the European ICOS research infrastructure dealing with high precision observations measurements to quantify and understand GHG emissions and natural sinks at regional scale and was awarded the European Copernicus Medal in 2016 and the Silver Medal of CNRS in 2017.


Camille YVER


Dr. Camille YVER

After a PhD at LSCE studying the global emissions of molecular hydrogen, Camille Yver has done a postdoc at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography working on the modelling of halogenated compounds. Since 2013, she joined LSCE as permanent staff. Her main research topic is the estimation of  methane industrial emissions using mobile measurement and she has supervised two PhD students on this subject since September 2013. Camille Yver is also part of the ICOS Atmospheric Thematic Center Metrology Laboratory and has expertise on new instrumentation testing.

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Dr. Michel RAMONET

Michel Ramonet is a researcher at CNRS in charge at LSCE of the French national monitoring network for greenhouse gases, currently 16 stations in France, Europe, Indian Ocean and South America. M. Ramonet is one of the leading scientists in ICOS, and contributes to the Atmospheric Thematic Center to the near real time data processing of GHG data, the evaluation of new analyzers and the definition of sampling/measurement protocols. He led the Indo-French project CAFICA/CEFIPRA that established the first GHG monitoring station in India, and coordinates the French-Mexican project MERCI-CO2 aiming to monitor CO2 over Mexico-City. As part of the COPERNICUS program, M. Ramonet is the editor of the GHG validation publications of the CAMS near-real-time atmospheric composition service. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.

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Dr. Grégoire BROQUET

Grégoire Broquet has a 14-year expertise in data assimilation systems. SiGrégoire Broquet has a 14-years expertise in data assimilation systems. Staff of UVSQ since 2013, he supervises a range of atmospheric inverse modeling activities for monitoring natural and anthropogenic GHG fluxes from continental to city / industrial site scales, based on in situ and satellite data. He coordinated key activities in the BridGES project with 7 scientists working on GHG city and industrial emissions and satellite monitoring. He is the french PI of the french - swedish EUROCOM project coordinating European inversions of the European CO2 fluxes based on the ICOS network. He has led the investigation of future satellite concepts, including GeoCARB (selected by NASA; in collaboration with Univ. Oklahoma) and CarbonSat, candidate to the ESA EE8 opportunity (in the ESA - LOGOFLUX project).

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Dr. Olivier LAURENT

Olivier Laurent is a research engineer at LSCE with 10-years expertise in metrology and in-situ instrumentation for environmental monitoring. After working for the industry, he took a CNRS position in the field of geophysics. Permanent staff of CEA since 2013, he leads the Metrology Laboratory for the Atmospheric Thematic Center activities of the European research infrastructure ICOS, and coordinates the training of staff working in many European countries in charge of atmospheric GHG and tracers measurements at the ICOS stations.



Pr. Philippe BOUSQUET

Philippe is professor at UVSQ, working at LSCE on GHG fluxes using inversions (85 publications). He got his PhD in 1997 on CO2 and atmospheric transport and develops his research activities on the global methane cycle. P.B. is a senior member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). He supervised 9 PhD students and 5 postdocs. Present coordinator of the Global Carbon Project methane and French PI of the Franco-German space mission Merlin dedicated to CH4. P.B. will coordinate all training activities in component 1.


Corporate partners

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Dr. Robert KELLY 

Awarded a PhD in microbiology from Guelph University, Canada, he has 20 years of experience in the water and waste treatment industry sectors. He occupied various positions within SUEZ, Group Leader, Global Microbiology Research, Director of Research and Development & Industrialization, Director of Technical Assistance. Currently responsible for managing two services within the Group’s advanced solutions portfolio, NOSE –global management of nuisance odors and air emissions associated with industrial activities and BIOGAS professional stewardship for bio-methanization. 

 Sandrine Mathieu  

Dr. Sandrine Mathieu

Awarded with a PhD in “Physical Methods in Remote Sensing” in 1994, Sandrine has worked on the Meteosat Third Generation and Copernicus Sentinel 3 programs as a technical manager of image quality tools. She has also been leading ESA and CNES R&D studies and theses in spatial image analysis. She coordinated the "Booster" initiative in the South-East region in order to develop more products and services that enhance space data. She is now in responsible of satellite product lines for Meteorology, Environment and Oceanography.

Claire Anne REIX  

Eng. Claire-Anne REIX

Graduated from Alès « Ecole des Mines », Claire-Anne started her career in 1981 at Bouygues, then joined Aerospatiale in Cannes (Satellites). She focused her activities on Core Business by exercising various management functions within the production, quality, assembly, integration and testing departments for the development and manufacture of telecommunications and earth observation satellites.

Today, Claire-Anne is Director of the European program Copernicus for the THALES Group.

Denis Simeoni  

Dr. Denis Simeoni

Denis started his career in 1984 in the optical division of Aerospatiale. After a PhD in interferometry, he was a technical and the project manager in the IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounder Interferometer) program which him to specialize in meteorology and in the fields of air quality and climate.

Denis is design Authority in Meteorogical, Environment and Oceanography at Thalès.

Antoine Dussaux  

Dr. Antoine Dussaux

Antoine joined the optical department of Thales Alenia Space in September 2016.

After being awarded with a PhD in the field of spintronics in 2011, he became a postdoc in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). Since his arrival at Thales Alenia Space, he has been mainly involved in Carbon-related spectrometer projects, using his experience with complex optical systems but also his scientific knowledge such as the diffusion of light in a gas, critical area of ​​measurements in the field of reflection of sunlight.

Catherine JUERY  

Eng. Catherine Juéry

Catherine Juéry is an Environment Engineer graduated in 1991 from ENSIP Poitiers.
She‘s the manager of TOTAL Air Quality Laboratory, center of expertise for TOTAL group based at the Research Center in Solaize (France). She has 25 years of experience in Environment (water, air and waste) and joined Total 10 years ago. In this position she participated in numerous R&D projects dealing with measurements, analytical tools development and modeling of gaseous pollutants. She’s involved in air quality, air emissions and health impact studies on the field inside TOTAL sites (refineries, petrochemical plants, exploration platforms). She coordinates research and development activities related to Air Quality in the Corporate R&D program.

Olivier Duclaux  

Dr. Olivier Duclaux

Olivier received his PhD in Kinetics and Catalysis from the University of Lyon in 1997 for his work on VOC’s destruction. With combined industrial and academic experience, his research includes numerical modeling of atmospheric processes, pollutant analysis and reduction technologies.
Currently, Olivier is a Senior Researcher in the Air Quality Laboratory at the Oil & Gas Company TOTAL. The current research focuses on the quantification of pollutants by combining measurement from various technologies (optical; punctual, monitoring network) to reverse modeling approach. He participates to the elaboration of several CEN standards for fugitive / diffuse emission quantification by remote sensing and reverse modeling approach. Olivier is involved as expert in the CONCAWE (CONservative Clean Air & Water for Europe) consortium for the quantification of emission from the refining activity.

Marie France Benassy  

Eng. Marie-France Bénassy

Marie-France is a chemical engineer who graduated from CPE Lyon in 1989. She has worked as an analytics researcher with TOTAL, in gas chromatography and distillation for 7 years. She was chairman of European Standardization committees (CEN). During 12 years, she managed topics related to Environmental issues, with a focus on Air Quality in the Solaize Research center. Specialized in volatile organic compounds emissions, she has been part of the teams evaluating microsensors for hydrocarbons detection and systems for remote sensing on industrial sites. After an operational experience on a Production site, specialized in additives and fuels, she joined the Corporate Research department of TOTAL in October 2016 to coordinate research and development activities related to HSE.