Associate researcher at the Institute and Observatory of Geophysics of Antananarivo- Madagascar.
Cyclone monitoring (Sismo-Infrasound)
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Dr. rer. nat. Gerd Baumgarten He received his PhD in Physics at Bonn University with Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Lübken. Since his education he became an expert in lidar remote sensing and coordinated ground based (lidar and radar), rocket and space borne observations of the thermal, dynamical and chemical composition of the middle atmosphere. Gerd Baumgarten has extensive knowledge about coordination of measurements from several remote sensing instruments and joint analyses of the data. He took part in several sounding rocket campaigns or joint lidar and radar campaigns, in the validation of temperatures from MIPAS on ENVISAT, and coordinated ground and space based observations of PSC and NLC (Spang et al., 2005, Baumgarten et al., 2012). He has investigated the precision of Doppler wind measurements in the strato- and mesosphere by comparison to other datasets. Managing the measurement modes of the ALOMAR RMR-lidar to coordinate joint observations with current satellite missions CALIPSO and AIM is also his task.
Elisabeth Blanc She received her first PhD from the University of Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) in 1977 and second (thèse d’état) from l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) in 1989, and has served as a senior expert at CEA since 1997 and a research director since 2003. She has won several awards for her scientific work, including "Science et Défense" in 2003, "Palmes Académiques" in 2000 and “CEA for applied nuclear research” in 1998 for her scientific contribution to the definition of the system of verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. She has coordinated several international projects in the fields of ARISE, notably ionospheric and microbarometer experiments to study acoustic propagation using powerful explosions as a source (Misty Picture), HF radar experiments in Africa during the International Equatorial Year, the “Lightning and Sprite Observation (LSO)“ experiment on board of the International Space Station, the microsatellite project TARANIS (in the construction phase). Her scientific work is reported in 60 publications in peer-reviewed Journals.
Guy P. Brasseur was educated at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium where he earned two engineering degrees: one in physics (1971) and one in telecommunications and electronics (1974). He obtained his PhD degree in 1976 at the same University, but completed the work at the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy.. Between 1977 and 1981, he served as an elected member of the Belgian House of Representatives, and was a delegate to the Parliamentary Assemblies of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France) and of the Western European Union (Paris, France). In 1990, Brasseur became Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division of NCAR. He served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres) between 1992 and 1996 and during the period 1994-2001, became Chair of the International Atmospheric Chemistry Project (IGAC) of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). On 1 January 2000, Brasseur became Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany and Honorary Professor at the Universities of Hamburg and Brussels. He also became the Scientific Director of the German Climate Computer Center. Between January 2002 and December 2005, Brasseur was the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP). He was also President of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union (2002-2004) and member of the Council of AGU. He was a Coordinating Lead Author for the fourth Assessment Report (WG-1) of the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). Jointly with Al Gore, the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Between January 2006 and July 2009, Brasseur was an Associate Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Head of the Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory and in July 2009, became the founding Director of the Climate Service Center (CSC) in Hamburg, Germany. Since June, 2014, he is affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. He is also a Distinguished Scholar at NCAR (Advanced Study Program)
Brasseur is a Member of the Academia Europaea, a Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, an Ordinary Member of the Academy of Sciences of Hamburg, Germany, and an Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, Section: Technology and Society. He is Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universities of Paris 6, Oslo and Athens. Brasseur is author or co-author of about 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
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Laurent Frobert has 15 years’ experience in computer science, specializing in Web technologies. He is in charge of developments of data access web portal, including web services, elements of both user interface and back-end systems for European and national projects (e.g. NERA, SIGMA). In his previous experiences, Frobert developed web applications and technologies across a broad spectrum of industries, including tourism, telecommunications, finance, and internet publishing.
Dr. rer. nat. Michael Gausa, Director of Science and Technology, ASC (male) is physicist and did his PhD on laser induced photoelectron spectroscopy of metal nanoparticles. He successfully coordinated and applied for infrastructure projects in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th EU FP and participated in several European projects. He has more about a decade of experience in atmospheric measurements and instrument development and is at present coordinating the scientific activities at Andøya Space Center. He works with new projects, is applying for national and international funding, is planning campaigns and measurements, works with the new development and quality assurance of airborne, rocket-borne instruments and is responsible for the tropospheric and stratospheric lidars at ALOMAR.
Daniela Veronica Ghica, PhD in Physics. As senior researcher within Romanian National Data Centre, part of NIEP, she is responsible for acquisition, processing and analysis of infrasound and seismic data. She participates in the Romanian infrasound array (IPLOR) operation and development, as well as to the IPLOR data exchange with International Data Centre (IDC). Her competences in infrasound signal processing, based on applications of automatic and interactive techniques for detection of seismo-acoustic events, were gathered from trainings organized within the framework of ARISE project and work visits at IDC. She is directly involved in the activities related to Romanian participation in the International Monitoring System in the support of the CTBT verification. She has more than 10 years of research experience in using data from the Romanian array BURAR, benefiting from the knowledge acquired during several training visits at NORSAR. She has a good experience in the management and co-ordination of the research-development projects; during the last 10 years, she has led 5 national research projects and participated in more than 20 national and international projects.
Jonas Hagen is working with the passive microwave wind radiometer WIRA-C in the frame of his PhD project at the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
Dr. Alain Hauchecorne, former deputy director of LATMOS, has more than 35 years’ experience in the development of lidar technology, satellite observation and atmospheric modelling for the study of stratospheric dynamics and physics. Coordinator in France of NDACC network activities, PI of CNES microsatellite PICARD for solar-climate relations and member of Quality Working Group of the GOMOS/ENVISAT satellite for stratospheric ozone climatology. He has more than 190 publications in peer reviewed journals, 4300 citations and an h-index of 38.
Patrick Hupe graduated as Master of Science in meteorology at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Since 2015 he is working with infrasound and LiDAR data within the ARISE2 project at BGR.
Dr. Kristín Jónsdóttir (F) PhD Uppsala University, 2009. Co-ordinator of seismic monitoring at IMO. Seismologist, leads the real-time seismic, deformation (GPS and strain meters) and infrasound monitoring at IMO. The monitoring work is aimed at monitoring deformation processes and give warnings to e.g. impending volcanic eruptions. Kristin is involved in several research projects including REAKT and FUTUREVOLC. Expertise in volcano seismology and joint analysis of infrasound, meteorological and seismic data collected during volcanic unrest.
Dr. Bernd Kaifler received his PhD in experimental atmospheric physics from the University of Rostock, Germany in 2014. He has experience in design, development and operation of middle atmosphere lidars and data analysis. While with the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, he spent ten months in Antarctica to run an iron resonance lidar. He works on the analysis of lidar data with focus on detection of gravity waves and analysis of gravity wave parameters. Since joining DLR in 2013, he designed and built the DLR Rayleigh/Mie/Raman-lidar which is currently being deployed to Rio Grande, Argentinia. This lidar was previously employed at Sulzberg, Germany at GERES station. Within ARISE-2 he will be in charge of the DLR lidar observations, perform the data analysis and prepare the publication draft.
Dr. Natalie Kaifler received her PhD in experimental atmospheric physics from the University of Rostock, Germany in 2014. She participated in several summer and winter campaigns operating the ALOMAR RMR lidar focusing on NLC and gravity wave research. Since joining DLR in 2013, she developed control and data acquisition software for mobile middle atmospheric lidar systems and analyzed lidar data. ithin ARISE-2 she will be in charge of the DLR lidar observations, perform the data analysis and prepare the publication draft.
Director of LATMOS, expert in Lidar at Atmospheric Dynamics
Dr. Johan Kero, scientist at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, received his PhD in 2008 at Umeå University. He has worked in the areas of radar and meteor physics since 2003 and recently broadened his research techniques to include infrasound and optical methods. He has proposed, developed and performed numerous
experiments at the European Incoherent Scatter (EISCAT) radar facilities and the middle and upper atmosphere radar (MU) in Japan. He has developed analysis techniques for meteor head echoes and in 2009 initiated an extensive and on-going MU radar meteor observation programme. He is the national coordinator of the Swedish applications for funding of the ESFRI roadmap project EISCAT_3D.
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Jan Laštovička is the Head of the Department of Aeronomy, Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASCR. Through 2012, he was member of Scientific Board of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. His Research activities cover physics and aeronomy of the ionosphere, long-term trends in the ionosphere-
atmosphere system, solar-terrestrial relations, impact of space weather and of atmospheric waves on the ionosphere, ozone and the middle atmosphere. He is author/co-author of 179 papers listed in Web of Science and about 100 other papers, H = 20, 1010 citations without autocitations as of 1 August 2014. He attended more than 380 meeting presentations. He was IAGA Vice-president (1999-2003) and now co-chairman of working group II.F Long-term Trends in the Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere. He is a member of many national and international committees and working groups in the field of ARISE. He is COSPAR Council and chairman.
Alexis Le Pichon earned his PhD at l’Université d’Orsay, Paris XI in 1992. He has served as a Scientist at CEA DASE/LDG, since 1997. He has been a senior expert at CEA since 2007. He won the award, « Science et Défense » in 2003. He is co-editor of the review book: Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies, Springer Geosciences, ISBN: 978-1-4020-9507-8, 745 p., 2010. Since 2010, he co-chairs the session « Infrasound monitoring and atmospheric dynamics » at the European Geophysical Union Meeting
(http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/).His research activities include the operation of low-frequency microphone arrays, automated signal processing: detection and source location algorithms, the variability of the lower atmosphere and its effect on the propagation, and long-range acoustic propagation from ground to the thermosphere. He is co-author of 48 publications in Peer-reviewed Journals in the field of atmospheric studies.
Dr. Emanuele Marchetti (M): MA Univ. of Firenze, PhD Milton Keynes (UK). Lecturer in Applied Geophysics at the UNIFI. He has more than 10 years of long expertise on volcano infrasound, infrasound data acquisition, processing and interpretation.
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Dr. Frank Mulligan’s Research Interests focus on Atmospheric dynamics, remote sensing of the atmosphere by optical methods, climate change and regional climate modeling, physics education. He is Senior Lecturer in Experimental Physics, NUIM. Before that, he served from 1998 - 2006 as Vice-President / Deputy President of NUIM. He was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2007 and the Ireland Canada University Foundation Fellowship in 2006. From 2000 - 2006 , he served as Chairman of the Board, Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland. From 1998 – 2003, he was the Irish Government Representative, Scientific and Technical Committee for the European Atomic Energy Community.
Dr. Sven Peter Näsholm is a research scientist at NORSAR, Kjeller, Norway, where works in projects related to nuclear test-ban-treaty monitoring, atmospheric infrasound, seismology, and microseismic monitoring. His areas of research interest include adaptive and conventional array signal processing, wave propagation in complex media, middle atmospheric dynamics, as well as signal processing for seismic and acoustic event characterization. Before joining NORSAR, he was with the Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis group as a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. There he worked problems related to acoustical adaptive array processing / beamforming, as well as causal wave equations to appropriately model power-law attenuation and sound speed dispersion in complex media. He holds a PhD in medical ultrasound imaging and beamforming from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.
Nathalie OLIVIER marketing and sales manager seismo wave (France). In charge of project management of new optical sensors
Directeur du CAMS (Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service), Vincent-Henri Peuch présentera le programme européen COPERNICUS de surveillance de la Terre qui vise à rationaliser l'utilisation de données relatives à l'environnement et à la sécurité issues de sources multiples (observations satellites et in-situ) et qui est organisé autour de six thèmes : le sol, les océans, le traitement de l'urgence, l'atmosphère, la sécurité et le changement climatique.
Dr. Christoph Pilger, PhD in Physics obtained from University of Augsburg (Germany). He joined BGR in 2012 as post-doctoral research assistant recruited to the ARISE project. He has more than ten years’ experience in infrasound and atmospheric sciences, including at the DLR (German Aerospace Center).
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Prof. Colin Price has extensive experience in lightning and thunderstorm research, and was the coordinator of the EU FP6 FLASH project that ended in September 2010. His PhD thesis (1993) dealt with the connection between global lightning and climate change. He has studied lightning's links to severe weather around the globe and investigated the link between lightning and climate change. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Prof. Price was Head of the Department of Geosciences at TAU for 5 years ending in 2013. He has five PhD students at present and 6 MSc students. Graduate students, technicians and IT personal are available to help in this project. Prof. Price is presently also involved in the management of one COST action of the EU (COST-ES1005). He is a member of the Executive Board of the International Commission on Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE), and he is the Israeli National representative to IUGG, and IAMAS. He is also an Associate Editor of JGR-Atmospheres.
Mr. Fanomezana Randrianarinosy, associate researcher, programmer. Gravity waves
Prof. Maurizio Ripepe (M): MA Univ. of Firenze. Research Professor in Geophysics. He is the responsible of the Centre of Expertise of the Italian DPC and of the Geophysical Laboratory (LGS) of UNIFI. He has more than 25 years of expertise in physical volcanology, volcano-acoustics and seismic risk assessment.
Management subcontractor, helping to set-up and manage European projects
Adrian Simmons completed a Ph.D. at Cambridge in 1972 on the dynamical meteorology of the stratosphere. His postdoctoral work at Reading University combined development of atmospheric modelling with further research in atmospheric dynamics, the life cycles of mid-latitude cyclones in particular. He joined the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts in 1978, where he contributed to many aspects of the Centre’s research work on both modelling and data assimilation, including the ERA series of reanalyses. His final full-time position was to coordinate development of pilot services related to atmospheric composition for Europe’s Copernicus initiative. He remains a part-time consultant on reanalysis at ECMWF. He is a past Chair of the Steering Committee for the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), and led an assessment by GCOS of the status of global observation for climate. He is a memebr of the advisory board for ARISE2.
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Ir. Pieter Smets graduated as Master of Science in aerospace engineering in the field of remote sensing, focussing on acoustic remote sensing with infrasound. He has over 4 years of experience in infrasound data processing, modelling, and interpretation, with main expertise in microbaroms and Sudden Stratospheric Warmings. He is working at is PhD at the Delft University of Technology, expected to be finished in 2016.
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Dr. rer. nat. Gunter Stober He received his PhD in Physics at Leipzig University with Prof. Dr. Christoph Jacobi. He is a researcher in the Radar and Rocket Department at the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Kuehlungsborn. He has become an expert in radar remote sensing with different types of radars to investigate atmospheric dynamics. Gunter Stober has gained a lot of experience in applying advanced wind analysis techniques to retrieve gravity wave characteristics from horizontally resolved measurements with the Middle Atmosphere Alomar Radar System. He is experienced in the joined data analysis of specular meteor radar winds, temperatures and satellite data to investigate the planetary wave activity. He is involved in the development of a forward scatter meteor radar wind analysis approach to measure horizontally resolved winds from specular meteor observations.
Dr. Nicolau Wallenstein, male, was born in August 1962, in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Graduated in Geology by the University of Oporto (1985), concluded the PhD in Volcanology at the University of the Azores (2000). Started his career as lecturer and researcher at the Geosciences Department of the University of the Azores, in 1986, and became Assistant Professor (2000) until the present. Since 1997 is member of CVARG and his main institutional responsibilities were/are: Coordinator of the CVARG volcano-seismology group (2002-2010); Head of the Geosciences Department (2009-2011); Coordinator of the MSc course on Volcanology and Geological Risks (2009-present); IS42-Graciosa (IMS) Station Manager and Operator (2010-present); and Coordinator of the BSc course on Geological Risks and Emergency planning (2014). He was CVARG’s PI in several national (VULTEC, ARRAYVOLC, FreeRock) and European (e-Ruption, VOLUME) projects and participant in several others. His main field of interest is Volcanology, with a multidisciplinary approach such as volcanostratigraphy, seismo-volcano and, infrasound monitoring, as well as hazard/risk assessment and emergency planning.