The LEMON consortium is composed of 8 partners from 4 different countries.
The consortium consists of ONERA (FR), FAUNHOFER (DE), CNRS (FR), KTH (SE), SPACETECH (DE), UiB (NO), INNOLAS (DE) and L-UP (FR). It has full expertise at Earth Observation technologies (from receiver, data acquisition, instrument control and versatile emitter).
The LEMON project coordinator : Dr. Myriam Raybaut, ONERA
Dr. Myriam Raybaut graduated from Ecole Supérieure d’Optique (IOGS) in 2003 and got a PhD in Physics from Université Paris XI in 2006. She joined the Physics and Sensing Department of ONERA (DMPH) in 2007 and has since been involved in the development of parametric sources and gas sensing instruments including Lidars. She is currently coordinating several projects such as ESA TRP or CNES research activities. She co-authored more than 40 scientific papers and more than 50 conferences. She received in 2012 the Edouard Branly prize, and was awarded in 2014 a medal from the French Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace.
Project co-coordinator: Cyrille Flamant, CNRS (LATMOS)
Cyrille Flamant has well established internationally recognized expertise in operating active remote sensing instruments in the framework of international field campaigns and producing high impact science. He has been the PI of the airborne water vapor DIAL LEANDRE 2 between 2000 and 2012, and is currently the PI of the WAter Vapor and Isotope Lidar (WaVIL) co-developped with ONERA. He was involved in the design and the implementation of large international field experiments dedicated to advance knowledge on the life cycle of convection in the tropics and at mid-latitudes. The most recent example of such programs is the Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX). Within these projects, he contributed to improving the comprehension of water vapor variability in the lower troposphere and its impact on convective initiation. He is the author of 150 publications, and has received the Médaille de Bronze du CNRS in 2006.
Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA) – France
ONERA, the French aerospace lab, is organized in scientific departments leading research activities in fluid mechanics, energetics, materials and structures, physics, information processing and systems. ONERA contributes to progress in aerospace techniques with its fundamental research, complementing university laboratories; with its applied research preparing long and medium-term projects and with its direct technical assistance to industry, either by making the testing potential of its centres available or by studying problems raised by actual projects under development or difficulties encountered on operational equipment.
Fraunhofer ILT – Germany
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. is a link between science and industry. It counts 56 Institutes at 40 locations all over Germany. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) is world-wide one of the most important development and contract research institutes in a wide range of areas, such as the development of new laser beam sources and components, the use of modern laser measurement and testing technology and laser-supported manufacturing. Fraunhofer-ILT has a 25-years’ experience with all types of lasers for industrial, scientific and medical applications and is an acknowledged research partner in numerous R&D-projects with industrial and scientific partners.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – France
The National Center for Scientific Research is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, funded in 1939. The Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) and 2 of the CNRS affiliated laboratories (LATMOS and LSCE) have a well-established, internationally recognized expertise in developing and operating active laser remote sensing instruments for monitoring H2O.
Website www.cnrs.fr/en/aboutcnrs/overview.htm, http://www.cnrs.fr/en/institutes/insu-earthscience-astronomy.html
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) – Sweden
The Royal Institute of Technology is the largest technical university in Sweden. The research at KTH is primarily funded by external grants from Swedish government agencies, private foundations, European agencies and industrial contracts. The aim of the laser physics group at the department of Applied Physics is promoting close collaboration between research groups in laser technology, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, spectroscopy and biophotonics. In the last 15 years, three spinoff companies engaged in commercialization of the research results have been successfully launched by the group.
University of Bergen – Norway
The University of Bergen (UiB) is a young and modern university with high level research and education in all of its six faculties, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Medicine and Dentistry, Social Sciences, Humanities, Psychology and Law. The Geophysical Institute (UiB-GFI) is an internationally acknowledged contributor in the areas of marine and climate research. The institute’s research strategy rests upon use of own cutting edge measurement techniques developed in collaboration with technology partners in combination with theoretical studies and modelling. UiB-GFI holds key competence in atmospheric water cycle research, airborne field observations, and in scientific data management, in particular related to the measurements of stable isotope composition of water vapour and precipitation and high resolution, and corresponding modelling activities.
SpaceTech Gmbh – Germany
SpaceTech is an independent SME active in the field of space system development, with a particular focus on the development of laser-optical instrumentation for earth observation and science missions.
InnoLas Lasers Gmbh – Germany
InnoLas Laser develops and manufactures highest quality laser sources for scientific and industrial applications.