Jean Pierre Wigneron


Jean-Pierre Wigneron (Senior Member IEEE'03) received the engineering degree from SupAéro (ENSAE, Toulouse) and the Ph. D. degree from the University of Toulouse (1993). He is currently a Senior Research Scientist at INRA, Bordeaux, coordinator of Remote Sensing activities at INRA and head of the Remote Sensing group at Ephyse. His research interests are in microwave remote sensing of soil and vegetation, radiative transfer, data assimilation. He developed microwave models (the L-MEB model; L-band Microwave Emission of the Biosphere) and soil moisture retrieval approaches in the framework of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (ESA\SMOS) Mission. His team at Ephyse was responsible for the vegetation microwave modeling within the Expert Support Laboratory developing the Level-2 inversion algorithm of the SMOS Mission He was principal- and co- investigator of several ground and airborne international campaigns in the field of microwave remote sensing. J-P Wigneron authored and co-authored more than 90 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and he was co-recipient of the Norbert Gerbier Prize from the World Meteorological Organisation (1998) for the best paper in Agrometeorology. He hold the status of session President or Associate within IGARSS, COSPAR, PIERS, etc. meetings and he is a member of the scientific committee of the RAQRS meetings (2002, 2006, 2010). He is a member of the Editorial Board of Remote Sensing of Environment, since 2005, and of the ESA category-1 Advisory Group, SMOS panel, since 2007.

Biography Updated on 14 March 2010

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