Dr. Jean-Pierre Barriot

Speech Title: The past and future of the Earth climate at the light of the past and present climates on Venus and Mars: an interplay of rocks, water, carbon dioxide, solar luminosity and life.


Born 1959, France
Areas of research in Geophysics and Astronomy: gravimetry, radiosciences, atmosphere, hydrology.

Master in Theoretical Physics, University of Montpellier, 1983.
PhD in Geophysics, University of Montpellier (France), 1987
Habilitation in Astronomy, University of Toulouse (France), 1997.
Current Positions:
Full Professor of Geophysics at the University of French Polynesia (Tahiti), 2006-
Guest Professor at the University of Wuhan (PRC), Remote Sensing Laboratory, 2015-
Former Positions:
Senior Engineer in Radiosciences, French Space Agency, 1989-2006.
Research Associate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1991-1992.
Current Responsibilities:
Head, Laboratory of Geosciences and Informatics, Tahiti, 2006-
Head, Geodesy Observatory of Tahiti, 2006-
Head, Datacenter of the Int. Center for Geodynamics and Earth Tides (IGETS) of the Int. Association of Geodesy, 2015-
Former Responsibilities:
Head, Int. Gravimetric Bureau of the Int. Association of Geodesy,1999-2006
Head, Int. Center for Earth Tides of the Int. Association of Geodesy, 2007-2015
Co-I in radiosciences experiments in several planetary space missions: Magellan, Near, Rosetta, ExoMars