Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique(CEA).LSCE-Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat de l'Environnement (France)_______________________________________________
The institute LSCE (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement) is a joint research unit of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-INSU), the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), (two major funding agencies in France ) and the university of Versailles-Saint Quentin . For this project, CNRS will not participate and CEA alone will carry out and be responsible for the work on this project through LSCE personal. The LSCE is part of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) in Paris and covers numerous fields of research related to climate and environment. The experience and qualification of LSCE researchers for the Global Carbon Project comprise a unique expertise in atmospheric composition monitoring, development of process-based models over land and ocean, and inversion methods to quantify sources and sinks of greenhouse gases using atmospheric, space-borne, and in-situ observations. The LSCE researchers also played a leading role in the development of Earth System modelling in France . The organizational experience of the LSCE in the European research area is reflected through its active participation in several EU funded projects, GEMS-IP, CARBOEUROPE-IP, QUANTIFY, CARBOOCEAN, CARBOAFRICA and NITROEUROPE-IP. The LSCE coordinates GEOMON-IP dealing with groundbased atmospheric observation complementary to satellite, and IMECC and ICOS dealing with infrastructure carbon cycle measurements. The LSCE is strongly involved in the GMES core services for land, atmosphere and ocean.
Main tasks in Project____________________________________________________
The LSCE (CEA) will contribute directly in the pilot case studies (WP7) and dissemination activities (WP8). Through its leading expertise in the carbon cycle and its direct implication on the Global Carbon Project (GCP), it will conceive, develop, and interface with the whole project the pilot case study on the carbon cycle. Namely, it will contribute to the definition of user requirements (WP2) for carbon tracking model simulations and develop the demonstrator of a user interface and visualisation system for the results of carbon tracking models.
Key project participants________________________________________________________
Dr. Philippe Peylin is a research scientist working on the Carbon Cycle with a strong expertise in the development of inverse atmospheric tracer models and in the optimization of biogeochemical models. Key role in the project: Construction of the pilot case study on the carbon cycle.
Mr. Pascal Evano (Degress in Geography, MSc in Territorial planning and environmental management, MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS) is an assistant researcher at CEA since 2012. The main objective of his work is to link CEA-LSCE with CREAF and more generally to integrate the carbon scenario/GeoViQua project and the GeoViQua project/carbon scenario. Actually, is working in a future portal of the CEA-LSCE (the Global Carbon Atlas) in which a web map service will be able to represent the uncertainty/carbon fluxes's models. Key role on the project: support research activities in the carbon scenario.