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

Richard Barker

Head of Environment of the UK National Physical Laboratory
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Richard Barker is the Head of Environment of the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Richard educated as a physicist, however joined IBM as a software engineer to pursue a curiosity around the nexus of technology and people. What followed was a varied 22-year commercial career across the technology and creative industries. From real-time systems and data analytics to virtual reality and functional art, Richard won multiple awards for innovation and started up several new businesses in the process. In 2012, Richard joined Climate-KIC, a European Commission funded organisation tasked with addressing climate change and developing the green economy, eventually ending up as the Director of Research and Thought leadership. In 2018, Richard came back to his scientific home ground and joined NPL to focus on addressing the societal grand challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability.