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Women scientists are conducting strong research around the world. But despite their remarkable discoveries, women still make up only 33.3% of researchers internationally and their work rarely gets the recognition it deserves. Less than 4% of scientific Nobel prizes have been awarded to women and only 11% of high-level research positions are held by women in Europe (according to the UNESCO report).

The environmental issues such as climate change and resource scarcity, the global scientific community aim to recognize and promote the achievements of women scientists. Within DATA TERRA, eminent researchers work in Earth sciences and contribute to better understanding our planet through their work. They are also role models for younger generations of researchers who wish to pursue their scientific careers.

Here are some portraits of women researchers in DATA TERRA :

Cathy Clerbaux (CNRS silver medal)
research director at LATMOS (atmospheres, environments, space observations laboratory). With her team, Cathy Clerbaux demonstrated the potential of infrared sounders to monitor pollution peaks, large biomass fires, the ozone layer, etc. The CNRS silver medal honors researchers for the originality, quality and importance of their work, recognized nationally and internationally.

Anne Puissant
In addition to her training activities, Anne Puissant has worked in collaboration for many years with research laboratories specializing in urban issues and digital technologies. Its main objective is to help users of scientific data to process them on a massive scale and to transfer the results of public research to them in an exploitable form.

Valérie Demarez
The scarcity of water resources will worsen following global warming and demographic pressure, in France as in many other countries which are already in situations of extreme urgency such as India, Africa, or Australia. It is this need to provide concrete responses to issues related to the management of water resources that led Valérie Demarez to propose the Center of Scientific Expertise (CES) Irrigation.

Annelise Tran
AnneLise Tran leads the Scientific Expertise Center (CES) “Risks of Infectious Diseases” brings together several scientific teams that develop transmission risk maps for different infectious diseases, vector-borne or not, from Earth observation data .

Laure Rupioz and Aurélie Michel
They lead the Scientific Expertise Center (CES) Surface temperatures and emissivity. The latter recently made available the Thermocity product for the detection of heat islands.

Anne Richer-de-Forges
She works in soil mapping by statistical modeling and is strongly involved in the connectivity between soil science research and society at global and national scales. Anne Richer-de-Forges has just taken over the animation of the Center of Scientific Expertise (CES) Digital Soil Mapping.

Silvia Valero
Lecturer in Computer Science at Paul Sabatier University – IUT’A, Toulouse, Silvia Valero also works in the CESBIO laboratory. Her work focuses on the areas of image processing and machine learning.

Catherine Schmechtig
Research engineer at the CNRS, Catherine Schmechtig works on oceanographic data essential to understanding the effects of climate change. It also participates in the REFINE program , a European project which aims to launch floats in the Labrador Sea (between Canada and Greenland), to study the migration of animal plankton between 100 and 1000 meters deep in the area. twilight.