1st CIPM STG-CENV • Stakeholder meeting • 16-18 September 2024 • BIPM • Sèvres (France)

Meeting organization

Theme 1: Metrology in support of the physical science basis of climate change and climate Observations

Code Topic Co-chair 1 Co-chair 2

Atmosphere Physics and Chemistry

Betsy Weatherhead
Fabio Madonna

Oceans and Hydrology

George Petihakis
Johannes Karstensen

Earth Energy Balance

Laurent Vuilleumier
Thorsten Fehr

Biosphere Monitoring

Julia Marrs
Rubén Urraca

Cryosphere Monitoring

Emma Woolliams
Filomena Catapano

Cross-cutting issues

Dolores del Campo


Emma Woolliams
Fabio Madonna

Theme 1: recommendations






Theme 2: Metrology as an integral component of operational systems to estimate greenhouse gas emissions based on accurate measurements and analyses

Code Topic Co-chair 1 Co-chair 2

Accuracy requirements for atmospheric composition measurements across economic sectors, and temporal and spatial scales

Robert Wielgosz
Sergi Moreno Valero

State of play in integrated approaches for advanced GHG emission estimates and the way forward to operational services.

Leonard Rivier
Phil de Cola

Novel GHG concentration and flux methods and sensors

Hong Lin
Kevin Cossel

Strengthening the linkage of remote sensing GHG concentration measurements to emission fluxes

Richard Barker
Annmarie Eldering

Emerging Metrology Issues (Oceans, CCUS, CDR, Agricultural Emissions…)

Maribel Garcia-Ibañez
Pamela Chu

Chairs and co-chairs

Fabio Madonna

Associate professor
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Fabio Madonna, an associate professor at the University of Salerno’s Department of Physics and an associate researcher at Italy’s National Research Council (CNR), has dedicated his academic journey to understanding and monitoring the Earth’s climate and environment. Beginning his academic pursuit at the University of Rome « La Sapienza, » he earned his Physics degree with honors before obtaining a Ph.D. in « Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring » from the University of Basilicata. With over 20 years of experience, including 15 years at CNR, Fabio has immersed himself in various research activities to unravel the complexities of our planet’s climate system. His expertise lies in in-situ sounding and remote sensing techniques, focusing on atmospheric and climate variables such as temperature, aerosols, water vapor, and clouds. Additionally, he also extensively worked on satellite data validation, evaluation of weather and climate models, and reanalysis data. He has leadership roles as co-chair of the GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN) and as the lead for the Copernicus C3S activities related to accessing harmonizing, and homogenizing data from key networks measuring Essential Climate Variables (ECVs). Moreover, he provides major contributions to FP7, H2020 projects, and other Copernicus activities. His publication record includes 70 research papers.