The Climate needs Space

Opening of the conference

Welcome Address by A-M. MAINGUY, president of the Air and Space Academy    

Welcome Address by Ph. DANDIN, deputy director of research at Météo ‐ France    

Session 1: Scientific challenges

Introductions and Overview

Towards an operational capability to control CO2 emissions from fossil fuels by B. Pinty (Copernicus, European Commission)      

Spatial measures in a global climate change framework by R. Seferian (Météo-France, CNRM)      


The complex problem of atmospheric methane by P. BOUSQUET (LSCE)      

Spatio-Empirical assessments of CO2 fluxes from surface and atmospheric observations by C. CREVOISIER (LMD/CNRS)      

The Arctic: a concentration of greenhouse gas emissions by M. HEIMANN (MPI-oro)    

Questions and Answers    

Session 2: Atmospheric measurements needed from space

The key climate variables, indicators and actions defined in the GCOS implementation Plan (GCOS) in support of the Paris agreements by S. BRIGGS (Chairman of GCOS)    


Observations of the clouds and water vapour necessary to study the sensitivity of the climate and the atmospheric circulation. by S. BONY (LMD)    

Requirements for CO2 monitoring from outer space: Is it realistic to target anthropogenic emission control? by F-M. BREON (LSCE-CEA)      

Wind observation on a global scale: how, and what benefit for weather and climate forecasting? by a. DABAS (Météo-France, CNRM)      

Requirements for the monitoring of CH4 from space: What would we need to separate processes? by J. MARSHALL (MPI-oro)    

The contribution of aerosol measurement from space to the study of aerosol-climate interactions by P. NABAT (Météo-France, CNRM)    

Questions and Answers    

Session 3: Space instruments for the climate: a technical vision

Point outside Europe by D. CRISP (NASA-JPL) presented by E. Boussarie    


Measuring methane with Merlin’s Lidar by Mr Alpers (DLR)    
Airbus DS: space instruments for climate; an overview by D. GILLIERON (AIRBUS)    
TAS: space instruments for climate; a technical overview by Y. Baillie (TAS)    
Different ways to measure atmospheric parameters by B. CUGNY (CNES)    
ESA Instruments by R. MEYNARD (ESTEC)    
Eumetsat instruments for climate data surveys by J. SCHULTZ (EUMETSAT)    

Questions and Answers    

Session 4: Round table

Président des sessions :

Summary Session 1 by C. CLERBAUX, director of research CNRS at the laboratory atmospheres, environments, spatial observations (LATMOS-IPSL), AAE      

Summary S ession 2 by G. ERHET, Head of Lidar Department, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, DLR    

Summary Session 3 by E. BOUSSARIE, Sub-director of instrumental systems at CNES    

Short presentation of agency and industry decision makers:    
  • N. CHAMUSSY, executive vice president space systems, Airbus Defence and Space
  • M. DOHERTY, senior advisor, ESA
  • Pr P. EHRENFREUND, chair of the DLR Executive Board
  • J-L. GALLE, president and chief executive officer of Thales Alenia Space
  • J-Y. Le GALL, president of the Centre National d’études spatiales (CNES)
  • Dr J. SCHULTZ, climate service product manager, Eumetsat



Mr PIRCHER, chairman of the Programme Committee, correspondent of the AAE, former director of the Toulouse Space Centre, CNES.    

N. PELLEFIGUE, vice-President of the Regional Council Occitania Pyrénées-Mediterranean.    

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