João Paulo Martins got his PhD at the University of Lisbon which focused on the planetary boundary layer both from modelling and observational perspectives. He got to spend a year at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working at the Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder Science Team. He then worked a few months as Visiting Scientist at the University of Stockholm (Sweden) in the validation of the planetary boundary layer height in Climate Models. Later on he joined the Land Surface Analysis Satellite Application Facility (LSA-SAF) as a PostDoc researcher until the present.
He is now working in the calibration and validation of Land Surface Temperature retrieval algorithms using radiative transfer model simulations. His main task is related to the Copernicus Global Land service, on which he contributes to maintain the operational service (algorithm improvement, preparation for more recent sensors, product documentation and validation). His range of current research interests also includes GNNS meteorology, and the study of extreme events such as heat waves and droughts.