Félicitations Philippe !
"It is our great pleasure to award the Copernicus Medal 2016 to Dr. Philippe Ciais for his outstanding and pioneering work centred on the interactions between the natural carbon cycle, terrestrial ecosystems, and climate change.
Philippe Ciais received a Bachelor degree in Physics and a Master degree in Solid State Physics at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. His PhD thesis in Paleoclimate Studies at Laboratoire de Géochimie Isotopique, Saclay, France, is entitled 'Reconstructions of the Past 15000 years Climate Based on Isotope Records from Coastal and Deep Ice Cores in Antartica'. After a post-doctorate fellowship at NOAA-CMDL in Boulder, USA, he has been working at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, France, since 1994. Since 2006, he has been the Associate Director. More information can be found at: http://www.lsce.ipsl.fr/Phocea/Pisp/index.php?nom=philippe.ciais