Each Data Terra centre has its own scientific strategy for the development of its specific thematic (atmosphere, ocean, continental surfaces, or Solid Earth) and relies on a scientific council to define the strategic development of products and services.

However, many scientific questions require access to data and services from several themes in order to answer transversal questions. The role of the Science WG is to assist Data Terra management in defining and implementing the scientific strategy of the RI in relation to the strategic themes of each cluster.

The missions of the WG Science

Based on the scientific perspectives of the research organizations (INSU, CNES, IRD), the Science WG analyzes the specificities of the clusters, their commonalities and identifies cross-cutting challenges.

Since 2020, this group has been developing a document that defines several priority cross-cutting challenges at the interfaces of the thematic clusters (integrated approach to the land-sea continuum and the critical zone, urban dynamics, climate and the water cycle, food security, environmental hazards and impacts on society, biodiversity dynamics, agroecology, energy, etc.). To meet these scientific challenges, it is essential to be able to extract and combine data from several sources. The new integrated services offered by IR Data Terra will need to be scaled to overcome scientific and technological barriers to develop high-quality synthesized data products.

Composition of the working group

To date, the members of the WG Science are :

  • Frédéric HUYNH, Director of the Data Terra Research Infrastructure
  • Nicole PAPINEAU, Project Manager and Coordinator of the WG
  • Nicolas BAGHDADI, Director of the THEIA cluster
  • Michel DIAMENT, Director of the FORM@TER cluster
  • Olivier HAGOLLE, researcher at CESBIO and leader of the Surface Reflectance CES
  • Cécile LASSERRE, CNRS Research Director
  • Sylvie GALLE, Research Fellow at the Institute of Environmental Geosciences
  • Sébastien PAYAN, Deputy Scientific Director of AERIS
  • Helle PEDERSEN, CNAP physicist at ISTerre
  • Jérôme RIEDI, Professor at the University of Lille, Remote Sensing and Physics of the Atmosphere
  • Sabine SCHMIDT, President of the scientific council of the ODATIS cluster