Guy Brasseur

-Former Director, Head of Environmental Modeling Group at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany

-ISC Fellow

Guy Brasseur is an Earth system scientist who focuses on issues related to atmospheric chemistry, solar-terrestrial relations, biogeochemical cycles, atmospheric ozone and climate change. He was educated at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium [engineering degrees in physics (1971) and in telecommunications and electronics (1974); PhD degree (1976)].

Brasseur worked several years at the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy. Between 1977 and 1981, he served as an elected member of the Belgian House of Representatives, and was a delegate to the Parliamentary Assemblies of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France) and of the Western European Union (Paris, France). Since 1988, Brasseur held several positions: Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division (1990-1999) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (1999-2006), Associate Director of NCAR and Head of the Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory (2006-2009); Director of the German Climate Service Center (2009-2014).

He was chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP) (2002-2005) and Chair of the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) (2015-2008). He is currently a Distinguished Scholar at NCAR and at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

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