Extended team, PhD
Charel is from the Minette in the south of Luxembourg. He participated at the contest for Young Scientists (Jonk Fuerscher) twice and won a second price at the International Science Project Olympiad in Utrecht with the science project submitted at the contest for Young Scientists. For his PhD, he focused on the polar oceans and gases they emit as well as on the effects of these gases on the climate. In 2017, Charel was part of the scientific team of the CCGS Amundsen and took first time measurements, in the Canadian Arctic, of very soluble gases in the water phase. These gases play a role in the self cleaning capacity and possibly particle formation in the atmosphere as well as its cooling. In 2018 he crossed the deadly Drake Passage a couple of times on an Icebreaker belonging to the British Antarctic Survey for similar measurements of soluble gases. Charel's measurements will help to clarifiy if the polar oceans absorb or emit these gases. Charel has initiated the successful Dustbuster Project while is was a board-member of polar.lu. In his free time, Earnest Shakelton style, Charel plays the banjo.