Scientific Team

Scientific Team

Philippe Ciais
Dr. Philippe Ciais is the head of the Atmospheric Composition Department at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement. He is an expert in carbon cycle research and has authored more than 300 articles in A-ranking scientific journals,and was lead author of the IPCC 4th assessment report - for which he was one of the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 - and of the IPCC 5th assessment report. Philippe Ciais co-chaired the Global Carbon Project from 2007 to 2013; he helped to design and coordinate the implementation of the Global Carbon Atlas” 

Pep Canadell
Dr. Pep Canadell is Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project and Research Group Leader at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. His work involves internationally coordinated research on the human perturbation of the carbon cycle, global and regional carbon sources, sinks, and pools, and the mitigation requirements for climate stabilization. He has contributed to the 4th and 5th Assessment Reports of the IPCC, and holds a number of advisory roles in national and international research committees

Corinne Le Quéré
Corinne Le Quéré is Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at the University of East Anglia and Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. She conducts research on the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle. Prof Le Quéré was author of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Assessments Reports of the IPCC, co-Chair of the Global Carbon Project (2007-2013), and is now a member of the science committee of Future Earth. She has overseen the design and implementation of the Emissions component of the Carbon Atlas, and is leading the GCP effort to update the Global Carbon Budget on an annual basis. 

Philippe Peylin
Dr. Philippe Peylin is a research scientist working on the carbon cycle with a strong expertise in atmospheric CO2 inversions and the use of ecosystem land surface models to diagnose the terrestrial carbon balance. He is responsible for the development of the ORCHIDEE land surface model and he coordinated or participated to several large international projects. He helped to design the Global Carbon Atlas and was specifically responsible for collecting the different carbon flux products displayed under the research application of the portal.

Robert Andres
Dr. Robert Andres works for the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the United States. He has worked on fossil fuel carbon dioxide emission inventories since 1992. Recent efforts have concentrated on improving temporal and spatial resolutions of the inventories as well as better quantifying their uncertainty. The Global Carbon Atlas combines this effort with that of others to describe the anthropogenic portion of the global carbon cycle.

Glen Peters
Dr. Glen Peters is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO) in Norway. He conducts research on the development and assessment of effective global climate policy. His most active areas of research are emissions accounting, the role of international trade in climate policy, carbon leakage, competitiveness concerns, and carbon footprints. Other areas of research include emission metrics and the annual updates of the global carbon budget.

Robbie Andrew
Robbie Andrew is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Climate and Environment Research - Oslo (CICERO). His research focusses on the analysis of international climate policy, in particular the effects of and consequences for international trade of policy implementation. He also conducts research on future scenarios, carbon footprint methodologies, and ecosystem services, along with assisting in the Global Carbon Project's annual releases.