VOC Working Group


GEIA’s Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Emissions Working Group is coordinating efforts on the evaluation and improvement of the representation of VOC emission inventories including methane. This concerns speciation, sector contributions, and total emissions. The Working Group is currently starting a new cycle with a potential focus on long-term trends and/or the effect of the VOC emission speciation on ozone formation.

If you are interested in joining the working group, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OeVYPmoRnMKLaHQhO4qeCkJt6aL4FVxIS1gHo74YQGs/viewform?pli=1&pli=1&edit_requested=true

Agnes Borbon, Pamela Dominutti and Eva Pfannerstill are the new coordinators of the GEIA VOC working group. After the successful activities of the previous working group cycle, they are starting a new coordinated effort with the VOC community, with a potential focus on long-term trends or on the representation of ozone formation by the available VOC speciation. Modelers and experimentalists working ground-based or on remote sensing, with VOC and/or methane are invited to join.

For more information on our ideas for the working group, see these slides:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BoqXXaYVIP87OaNwwtRDO-LND-xWj_Mq/view?usp=sharing


Agnes Borbon is a CNRS scientist. She is an atmospheric chemist interested in the emissions and fate of gaseous organic precursors in the multiphasic atmosphere. Her research is mostly based on in situ observations at the ground and on board research aircraft. She received her PhD from University of Lille, Northern France in 2002. She got her CNRS position in 2005 at LISA University of Paris Est Creteil / Paris.At that time she was a two-year visitor fellow at NOAA, Boulder, CO where she started evaluating anthropogenic emission inventories from VOC in situ observations. She is currently a senior scientist at LaMP, University of Clermont Auvergne in Clermont Ferrand, France.


Pamela Dominutti is an atmospheric chemist whose research is focused on the characterization of organic compounds, their emission sources and physico-chemical processing in the atmosphere. She received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of São Paulo, Brazil and she performed postdoctoral research at the University of York (UK), University Clermont Auvergne and University Grenoble Alpes (France). Currently, she works at the Institute of Geosciences of the Environment (IGE), in Grenoble, France. 


Eva Pfannerstill uses mass spectrometry, flux observations and machine learning to improve our understanding of anthropogenic and biogenic VOC emission sources and atmospheric reactivity. She performed her doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California in Berkeley until summer 2023. From autumn 2023, she will work at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. Link to personal website: https://www.eva-pfannerstill.eu 


ACCOMPLISHMENTS of the NMVOC Working Group, the predecessor VOC Working Group.


Comparing Urban Anthropogenic NMVOC Measurements with Representation in Emiisson Inventories - A Global PerspectiveErika von SchneidemesserBrian C. McDonaldHugo Denier van der GonMonica CrippaDiego GuizzardiAgnes BorbonPamela DominuttiGanlin HuangGreet Jansens-MaenhoutMeng LiChang-Feng Ou-YangShelby TisinaiJia-Lin Wang