CV Sylvain Joffre

Title Head of Unit, Research Professor

Contact sylvain.joffre@fmi.fi

Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O.Box 503, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland

Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 Helsinki, Finland

Phone number +358 29 539 2250

Fields of expertise

  • Boundary layer dynamics, turbulence, Air-sea interactions
  • Air quality, atmospheric physico-chemistry
  • Numerical weather prediction modelling and parametrisations
  • EU matters and international cooperation, Research management and policy

University and other degrees

  • 1972: Maîtrise de Physique, University of Paris, France
  • 1975, Completing of the Laudatur-degree in meteorology, University of Helsinki
  • 1977: Licentiate, University of Helsinki
  • 1982: Ph.D, University of Helsinki. Thesis: "A theoretical and empirical study of the atmospheric boundary layer dynamics over a frozen sea"

Previous professional appointments

  • 1993-2007: Research Professor at FMI (Director's General Office and R&D Dept.)): EU-liaison officer, International affairs, strategic activities, leading research projects;
  • 1991-1993: Consultant at the European Environment Agency Task Force, DG-ENV, European Commission, Brussels;
  • 1987-88 & 1989-91: Head of Division (acting), "Air Physics Division", Air Quality Dept., FMI;
  • 1985-87 & 1988-89: Head of Section, "Atmospheric Research Section", Air Quality Dept., FMI;
  • 1984-1985: Senior scientist, Department of Aerology, FMI;
  • 1975-1984: Scientist, Dept. of Physical Oceanography, Institute of Marine Research, Helsinki.

Other professional activities

  • Nordic Expert Group on "Feasibility study for a common Short-Range Numerical Weather Prediction production": Chairman (2013-2014)
  • HIRLAM Advisory Committee (HAC): Chairman (2010-...) and Finnish delegate
  • EUMETSAT Policy Advisory Committee (PAC): Finnish delegate (2011-....)
  • ALADIN Consortium's Policy Advisory Committee: HIRLAM observer (2010-...)
  • COST Committee of "Earth System Science and Environmental Management": Chairman (2006-2010)
  • EMS (European Meteorological Society): Chairman of the Committee on Meetings and Programme Scientific Committee of EMS/ECAM/ECAC Annual Conference (2014-…) and Member (2007-2014);
  • Management Committee of COST-Action ES1004 ("European framework for online integrated air quality and meteorology modelling"), Vice –Chairman and Finnish principal delegate (2011-2015);
  • COST Technical Committee for Meteorology, Chairman (2000-2003), Vice-Chairman (1997-2000): Finnish representative (1994-2006);
  • EUMETNET Working Group on Environment: Finnish delegate (2004-2010), Chairman (2005-2010);
  • Management Committee of COST-Action 715 (Meteorology applied to urban air pollution problems), Finnish principal delegate (1998-2002), Vice-Chairman of Working Group 2;
  • Management Committee of COST-Action 710: Finnish principal delegate (1994-97);
  • Ozone & Climate Committee of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Finnish representative (1989-91);
  • WMO/CAS Group of Rapporteurs on Boundary Layer Problems, Corresponding Member (1982-86);
  • International Executive Committee (IEC) of the EUREKA projects EUROTRAC and EUROTRAC-2, Representative of the Finnish Ministry of the Environment (1988-2003);

List of publications

List of publications pdf

International committees

  • Nordic Expert Group on "Feasibility study for a common Short-Range Numerical Weather Prediction Production": Chairman (2013-2014)
  • ALADIN-HIRLAM Merger Scoping WG: HIRLAM representative (2013-2014)
  • HIRLAM Advisory Committee (HAC): Chairman (2010-...) and Finnish delegate
  • EUMETSAT Policy Advisory Committee (PAC): Finnish delegate (2011-...)
  • HIRLAM Council: HAC representative (2010-...)
  • ALADIN Consortium's Policy Advisory Committee: HIRLAM observer (2010-...)
  • COST Committee of "Earth System Science and Environmental Management": Chairman (2006-2010)
  • Finnish delegate in 2 GEO (Group on Earth Observations) Committees: Science & Technology, User Interface: (2005-2011)
  • EMS (European Meteorological Society): Member of the Committee on Meetings (2007-...)
  • EMS: Member of the Programme Scientific Committee of EMS/ECAM/ECAC Annual Conference (2007-…), and therein Chairman of the Programme Block "The Atmospheric System and its Interactions";
  • Management Committee of COST-Action ES1004 ("European framework for online integrated air quality and meteorology modelling"), Vice –Chairman and Finnish principal delegate (2011-2015;
  • COST Technical Committee for meteorology, Chairman (2000-2003), Vice-Chairman (1997-2000): Finnish representative (1994-2006);
  • EUMETNET Working Group on Environment: Finnish delegate (2004-2010), Chairman (2005-2010);
  • COST-European Science Foundation Synergy Working Group: Member and rotating chairman (2003-2010);
  • Coordinator of Finnish contribution in the Nordic Network on Fine Scale Atmospheric Modelling and FMI coordinator in the Marie-Curie Excellence Chair project PBL-TMRES of Prof. S. Zilitinkevich;
  • World Meteorological Organisation (Commission Atmospheric Sciences), Finnish delegate (1994-98);
  • International Executive Committee (IEC) of the EUREKA projects EUROTRAC and EUROTRAC-2, Representative of the Finnish Ministry of the Environment (1988-2003);
  • European Association for the Science of Air Pollution (EURASAP), Committee Member (2000-..);
  • Geo- and Environmental Sciences Panel for Research Training Networks of the 5FP Human Potential Programme, Chairman (1999-2000); Vice-chairman (1997-1998): Member (1995-97)
  • Management Committee of COST-Action 710: Finnish principal delegate (1994-97);
  • Management Committee of COST-Action 715 (Meteorology applied to urban air pollution problems), Finnish principal delegate (1998-2002), Vice-Chairman of Working Group 2;
  • Ozone & Climate Committee of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Finnish representative (1989-91);
  • Expert Group Member, Nordic Council of Ministers, mapping of acidic deposition of to the Nordic countries as a basis for negotiations on critical loads held in Geneva (UN/ECE), 1990-91;
  • Responsible of the meteorological program inside the sub-project TOR (Tropospheric Ozone Research) of the EUREKA project EUROTRAC (1987-91);
  • WMO/CAS Group of Rapporteurs on Boundary Layer Problems, Corresponding Member (1982-86);
  • Member of the audit panel commissioned by the Norwegian Council for research to assess the Norwegian contribution on ozone research in the EUREKA /EUROTRAC-project (1991)

National Committees

  • Member of the Support Group to Finnish Programme Committee delegates for Themes "Global change, Environment and Climate" as well as "Transport" in FP7, FP6, FP5 and FP4 (1994-2011);
  • Finnish Global Change Support Group, Academy of Finland, Member (1997);
  • Working Group on Research strategy of transport sector, Ministry of Transport, Member (1995);
  • Working Group for Assessing sectoral research, Ministry of Transport, Member (1994-95);
  • Council of the Dept. of Meteorology/University of Helsinki, Elected member (1983-85 & 1987-91);

Evaluation and Assessment Activities

  • Member of the Scientific Expert Board of the Nessling Foundation (1997-2003);
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Finnish Geophysical Society journal "Geophysica" (1997-2007);
  • Editor-in-Chief of the international multidisciplinary scientific journal Boreal Environment Research (1996-1999);
  • Evaluator of the COST-79 Action (Integration of data and methods in agrometeorology) 1997-1998;
  • Evaluator of project applications for EU-funding within FP6, FP4 and FP4 (Environment-Climate, MAST, Infrastructure, Mobility Grants, TMR/network (Chairman of the Geo- & Environmental Sciences Panel);
  • Member of the Audit Panel commissioned by the Norwegian Council for research to assess the Norwegian contribution on ozone research in the EUREKA /EUROTRAC-project (1991);
  • Author of an assessment commissioned by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment on the prevailing situation and the developing possibilities in the field of atmospheric physico-chemistry in Finland (1990);
  • Evaluator for funding proposals to the Academy of Finland, NERC (Swindon, UK), CNRS (F) and the Norwegian Research Council;
  • Referee of scientific articles in international journals (Tellus A & B, Journal of Geophysical Research C & D, Atmospheric Environment, Quarterly Journal Royal Meteorol. Soc., Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Theoretical & Applied Climatology, Journal of Marine Systems) and for Finnish series;
  • Opponent for PhD-dissertations: University of Helsinki, Copenhagen, Bergen, and Paris;
  • Supervision, referee of numerous academic works (Ph.D., Licentiate and Master);
  • Recipient of numerous grants and project funding from Finnish Ministries, the Academy of Finland, CEC (STEP and 3rd FP), the Nordic Council of Ministers and private Foundation;