Conference on climate change organised by the Institut français de Chypre in partnership with the Laboratory for Climate and Environment Sciences, the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute.
Monday October 12th 2015 – Cyprus University – Anastasios Leventis Building - B 108 Lecture Hall – 19.00
Three renowned scientists will give a presentation:
Laboratory for Climate and Environment Sciences: Dr François-Marie Bréon
François-Marie Bréon is a researcher at the Laboratory for Climate and Environment Sciences where he leads the Biogeochemical Cycles Department. After obtaining his doctorate degree in 1989, he stayed in the United States of America and in Japan before joining the CEA (Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission). As a specialist of radiative transfer and remote sensing, he contributed to the design and the scientific exploitation of several space missions. François-Marie Bréon is strongly convinced of the climate change danger. Therefore he decided to become an environmental activist committed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. He has participated in many events in order to raise awareness about the necessity of a significant change of lifestyle. As far as possible, he tries to use the bicycle, uses wood and nuclear electricity for heating purposes and favors trains over air planes when it comes to travelling.
University of Cyprus: Dr Neophytou Marina
Dr Neophytou is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Head of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) Laboratory. She also served as the first Director of the Interdepartmental Graduate Program "Energy Technologies and Sustainable Design" of the School of Engineering (2012-14). During 2014-15, she has been a Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - ETH-Zurich , jointly hosted at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering and the Department of Architecture - Chair of Building Physics.Her recent collaborative work "Toward designing strategies for Urban Heat Island mitigation based on mutli-scale flow considerations"* has been awarded the Best Paper Award in the 34th International AIVC Conference.
Cyprus Institute: Panos Hadjinicolaou
Panos Hadjinicolaou, Associate Research Scientist, Atmospheric Sciences, has contributed to EU and national projects in the UK on global atmospheric chemistry modelling and his work on dynamically-induced stratospheric ozone trends has appeared in WMO Ozone Depletion Assessments. He has coordinated and carried out modelling work in national research projects in Cyprus and Greece on regional climate modelling and indices of climate extremes.