Land and Atmosphere Remote Sensing


The LARS (Land and Atmosphere Remote Sensing) group deals with the development of methods for space-based monitoring of bio/geophysical variables of the biosphere.

Currently, our research focus is the development of remote sensing methods to detect, quantify and monitor methane emissions from space, which we do in collaboration with institutions including ESA, UNEP-IMEO and EUMETSAT. We are also involved in the development of data pre-procesing and cal-val methods for the TRUTHS and CHIME future ESA missions.

Responsible of group

Luis Guanter Palomar


  • Remote sensing
  • Imaging spectroscopy
  • Radiative transfer modeling
  • Earth observation missions and instruments

Research Support Staff

Itziar Irakulis Loitxate

PhD candidate

  • Detection of greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters
  • Spatial data analysis and GIS
  • Climate change mitigation

Javier Roger Juan

PhD candidate

  • Image processing
  • Detection and quantification of trace gases
  • EO analysis

Javier Gorroño Viñegla

Postdoctoral researcher

  • Calibration and validation of optical sensors
  • Uncertainty analysis of EO products
  • EO processing chain development

Adriana Valverde Iglesias

PhD candidate

  • Environment and climate change
  • Detection of methane emissions
  • Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Lulu Si

PhD candidate

  • Remote sensing and GIS
  • Image analysis in EO
  • Detection and quantification of gas flaring

Shanyu Zhou

Postdoctoral researcher

  • Optical satellite image analysis
  • Data science in Earth Observation
  • Hydrocarbon detection

Contact us

Phone: 96 387 98 20


Polytechnic City of Innovation, Building 8G
Access D, 5th Floor
Camino de Vera S/N - Postal Code: 46022
Valencia - Spain

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