Young scientist position in the field of quantifying regional CO2 emission budgets

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE), and ATOS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Closing date not provided

LSCE and ATOS are looking for a motivated postdoc / engineer young scientist candidate for a joint project focused on methods to quantify regional budgets of anthropogenic CO2 emissions using activity data and satellite observations of atmospheric CO2 and co-emitted combustion tracers. If the research finds sustainable development applications, a permanent position will be considered by ATOS.

Regional CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are the main cause of climate change and must be reduced to achieve the objective of the Paris Agreement. Current inventories lack information about temporal variations of emissions, and often have a low latency. Attempts have been proposed by the research community to develop new national scale near real time emission products. Near real time emissions downscaled into emission maps can be coupled to a global atmospheric tracer transport model to assimilate satellite observations of column CO2 and co-emitted combustion tracers such as carbon monoxide (CO) and constrain emission budgets at the scale of emitting regions, in support of emission reduction policies and targets.