Research Director, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France

Elisabeth Blanc is Research Director at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission in France, where she has worked since 1978.

Between 1994 and 1996, she was a member of the infrasound expert group mandated to define the CTBT’s International Monitoring System. Her area of expertise includes the study of natural and man-made disturbances and the effects of powerful atmospheric explosions. Her recent work focuses on the development of scientific studies using the IMS infrasound network.

Dr. Blanc leads the project ARISE (Atmospheric dynamics Research InfraStructure) in Europe.  It is funded by the European H2020 programme (2012-2018) and dedicated to providing a 3D description of the atmospheric disturbances in broad scales of time and space, by using the infrasound IMS network and complementary observation networks. Examples of applications are monitoring of volcanoes, weather and climate.


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