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Dr Oksana Tarasova works in the World Meteorological Orgainzation since 2009. She is a Senior Scientific Officer in the Infrastructure Department since August 2022 working on the development of the concept of the Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure, she was a Head of the Atmospheric Environment Research Division in Science and Innovation Department from 2014 to 2022. She has a background in Physics and PhD in Atmosphere Physics, worked in Lomonosov Moscow State University and Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany. She served as a President of the Atmospheric Sciences Division of the European Geoscience Union, as a co-chair of the Task Force on Measurements and Modelling of LRTAP Convention, she is currently a member of multiple advisory boards and research projects. She is an author and co-author of over 100 publications.
Dr. Aben is a senior scientist in the Earth group at SRON. The group focuses primarily on the interpretation of satellite remote sensing data of greenhouse gases (CO2 and methane) and related species as part of the Carbon cycle research. Dr. Aben is the Dutch Co-Principal Investigator and co-initiator of the TROPOMI instrument on the Sentinel-5 Precursor mission. She leads the SRON TROPOMI team responsible for safeguarding the scientific performance of the TROPOMI SWIR channel measuring CO and methane. The team has in the past defined the SWIR science requirements, instrument requirements, provided support to instrument development and trade-offs, calibration of the SWIR channel, and development of the SWIR L2 algorithms. Dr. Aben is responsible for a number of projects in her group focusing on detection and emission quantification of methane localised and area sources funded through different funding agencies (NWO, UNEP, EDF, ESA), and several projects for the delivery of methane products from different satellites (ECMWF CAMS and C3S, ESA CCI+).
Carolina has more than 15 years of work experience in the development of public policy, studies, projects, advice on climate change and sustainability. For the last 4 years, she was Head of the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of the Environment, leading the participatory and science-based design of transversal and transformative policies and instruments such as the Climate Change Framework Law of Chile, approved unanimously in Congress Chile being the first country in Latin America to have the goal of carbon neutrality and climate resilience established by law. In addition to Chile’s climate management instruments such as the update of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), the first Long-Term Climate Strategy, the Climate Risk Atlas at the community level, the first Regional Action Plans against Climate Change, among others. These increase Chile’s ambition to face climate change, taking advantage of sustainable development opportunities and seeking to achieve compliance with our international commitments, with Chile being one of the first countries in the world to incorporate concrete circular economy commitments into its climate instruments. Previously, she was part of the WSP consultancy advising on the implementation of projects to reduce methane emissions in agriculture and waste, among others.