Date and place of birth: 16th July 1985 in Agen (France, Lot et Garonne, 47)
Social status: single, no children
Current employer: NOVELTIS (company scientific engineering - Earth space-borne observations & Environment and sustainable development) - France, Labège Innopole (Haute Garonne, 31)
Current professional position: Scientific engineer - Project manager - Atmosphere Level 2 Unit coordinator (6 engineers)
Master 2 Professional "Monitoring and Environment management" - University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse (France, 2008)
Master 1 "Sciences of the Atmosphere and Oceanography"- University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse (France, 2007)
Licence Fundamental Physic - University Bordeaux 1 of Talence (France, 2006)
Science graduate with honours from Saint-Elme college of Arcachon (France, 2003)
· French and European projects management, reports writing, respect of deadlines and project costs, meeting customer presentations and consortia coordination;
· Proposal writing in response to space agencies calls for tender (ESA, EUMETSAT, CNES) with and without consortia;
· Interactions with French and European scientific partners (LSCE, LATMOS, LPMAA, IUP-UB, ULe, KNMI, ULB, SRON, MPI-BGC, Empa, LA, HCMR);
· Unit coordination: communications, reporting on project status, activity developments in support of departments leaders;
· Space-borne missions for the atmosphere sounding (IASI, MTG-IRS, GOSAT, Sentinel-5-UVNS, MicroCarb and CarbonSat);
· Level 2 products retrievals from infrared spectral regions - surface albedo / emissivity, CO2, Temperature, H2O and trace gas (radiative transfer model 4A/OP and 4A-SWIR);
· Characterisation of the derived products - Optimal Estimation Methodology (OEM);
· Exploitation of atmospheric transport simulations - Quantification of CO2 and CH4 surface fluxes using inverse modelling schemes (based on atmospheric concentration measurements).
NOVELTIS (since le 21.07.2008) - Scientific engineer (since 2008), project manager (since 2010) and Atmosphere Level 2 unit coordinator (since 2012)
· Proposition manager and intern project manager - Development of CO2 surface fluxes inverse modelling software over forest areas (regional to local scale) and design of an optimized in situ observation system in support of local users KIC CLIMAT - LSCE;
· Proposal manager and consortium coordinator - Development and assessment of CO and CH4 retrieval algorithms through SWIR and TIR spectral synergy ESA;
· Proposal manager and consortium coordinator - Evaluation of CarbonSat performances to quantify CO2 and CH4 surface fluxes at global, regional and local scales ESA;
· Proposal manager and consortium coordinator – Evaluation of the capabilities of the Sentinel-5 mission to measure CO2 concentrations and specification of CO2 user needs ESA;
· Proposal manager and project manager - Assessment of several remote sensing observation systems to detect and quantify anthropogenic CO2 emissions, at regional and local scales in France (orbitography analysis) TAS;
· Inversion of calibrated GOSAT TANSO-FTS spectra for retrieving CO2 total columns in coincidence with TCCON sites CNES;
· Inversion of synthetic MTG-IRS spectra for temperature and H2O retrievals and analyses of trace gases impacts (CO/O3) EUMETSAT;
· Development of compression algorithm based on Principal Components Analysis (PCA) methodology and impact analyses on chemistry spatial missions CNES - EUMETSAT;
· Study of methodology for the correction of spectral calibration default contained in IASI spectra in heterogeneous scenes CNES;
· Altimeter waveforms simulations based on the Brown & Haynes model CNES;
· Retrievals of altimeter parameters (sea surface height, sea wave height and instrument angle), using neural network algorithms, from JASON-1 measurements CNES-CLS;
· Development of an ocean color observation operator - Application to SeaWifs and MERIS missions European Union FP6;
· Comparison of remote sensing altimeter measurements to in situ measurements (tide gages in Corsica) - In situ inter-calibration over remote sites from satellites tracks CNES.
NOVELTIS (from 01.2008 to 07.2008) - Intern in the Physic and Chemistry of atmosphere team (under the responsibility of Mr. Pascal Prunet)
· Development and validation of a complete processing chain of IASI heterogeneous scenes;
· Classification and characterization of the AVHRR imager radiances in the IASI pixels;
· Inversion of IASI spectra captured over heterogeneous areas with the Optimal Estimation Method for temperature, H2O and CO2 retrievals.
CESBIO (Toulouse)(de 05.2007 à06.2007)- Intern (under the responsibility of Mr. Richard Escadafal, IRD) - France, 31401 Toulouse, Cedex 9
· Improvement of land surfaces classifications based on vegetation indexes in the case of low vegetation coverts;
· Data processing over dry areas (North Africa) n the context of fight against desertification;
· Validation based on images derived from Spot Vegetation, MERIS and MODIS instruments.
· Computer sciences:
o Languages: Fortran 77/90, C, IDL;
o Systems:: UNIX/LINUX (shell programming), Windows;
o Visualisation tools: Gnuplot, Ferret, ENVI.
· Languages : French (mother language), English (good level: reading, writing and speaking), Spanish (beginner).
· Cycling, tennis and archery;
· Sailing - Skipper training (in progress in coastal areas) with the Glenans school.
Selected public documents
Clive Banks A., Prunet P., Chimot J., Pina P., Donnadille J., Jeansou E., Lux M., Petihakis G., Korres G., Triantafyllou G., Fontana C., Estournel C., Ulses C., Fernandez L., A satellite ocean color observation system for eutrophication assessment in coastal waters, Journal of Marine Systems, MARSYS-02148, 2011.
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