Speakers at ICOS Science Conference 2020

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Keynote speakers


Erik AnderssonErik Andersson

Dr Erik Andersson is working at the European Commission's Copernicus Unit, seconded there by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). While on secondment, Andersson is working on developing Copernicus Services for the monitoring of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, focusing on anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions in the context of the Paris Agreement. The CO2 monitoring and validation service will be based on satellite and in-situ measurements. Andersson has a scientific background in data assimilation, the global observing systems, the impact of observations on the quality of forecasts and the use of observations in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP).

Andersson's keynote will discuss the requirements for in-situ observations to support the Copernicus CO2 monitoring service focusing on anthropogenic CO2 emissions.

Thomas Lauvaux

Thomas LauvauxDr Thomas Lauvaux is a Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) research laureate at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE) in France and an affiliate at the Penn State University in the USA. He holds a PhD in atmospheric and climate sciences, and is specialised in data assimilation and mesoscale modeling applied to carbon cycle science. Lauvaux's current research focuses on developing atmospheric assimilation systems at both regional and urban scales to measure fossil fuel emissions from large metropolitan areas and sources and sinks over continents. He is also an active member of the NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2/3) mission science team.

Lauvaux's keynote will discuss about an uncertainty-based analysis on constraining continental carbon exchanges from atmospheric greenhouse gas mixing ratios.

Lars TranvikLars Tranvik

Prof Dr Lars Tranvik is a professor at the Uppsala University, Sweden. He holds a PhD in limnology. Tranvik's research has developed from aquatic microbial ecology, in particular the role of heterotrophic bacteria in food webs and as consumers of dissolved organic matter, to a broader focus on the carbon cycle of inland waters, and the control of the persistence and decay of organic matter across aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Tranvik's recent research is focused on how terrestrial organic matter is transformed in the water column resulting in a subsidy to aquatic food webs, a sediment carbon sink, and emission of carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere.

Tranvik's keynote will be about the carbon fluxes at the land-ocean-atmosphere continuum.