European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Sept. 23, 2017, 11:23

Welcome to EUFAR

The unique pan-European portal and network dedicated to airborne research in the environmental and geo-sciences.

The EUropean Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR) brings together infrastructure operators of both instrumented research aircraft and remote-sensing instruments with the scientific user community, both expert and early-stage researchers, other data users and stakeholders. ...

Jan. 22
2018

EUFAR2 General Assembly 2018

The 5th and final EUFAR2 General Assembly will take place during the week of 22-26 January 2018 in Lugo, Spain and will be hosted by EUFAR partner Instituto Nacional de Tecnica...

Upcoming events

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EUFAR trained next generation researchers in airborne measurements

Sept. 5, 2017, 07:35

EUFAR trained next generation researchers in airborne measurements

This summer, 3 schools were organised in Shannon (Ireland), Cambridge (UK) and Bavaria (Germany), involving 46 teachers and organisers, 58 PhD students and post-docs, 3 operators and 3 aircraft.

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EUFAR to become an AISBL !

Aug. 31, 2017, 13:14

EUFAR to become an AISBL !

After a lengthy period of negotiation, 8 European institutions representing 6 different countries involved in airborne environmental research have signed the necessary Statutes to constitute EUFAR as an AISBL – an international non-profit association under Belgian law. These documents will now be deposited with the Belgian courts so that EUFAR AISBL will be formally constituted early in 2018.

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EUFAR/IAMAS/IUGG/ICCP Workshop on Processing of Cloud Particle Measurements

Aug. 4, 2017, 12:27

EUFAR/IAMAS/IUGG/ICCP Workshop on Processing of Cloud Particle Measurements

39 participants from 12 nations and 26 institutions participated in the EUFAR/IAMAS/IUGG/ICCP Workshop on Processing of Cloud Particle Measurements at German Aerospace Center (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen, from 7 to 9 July 2017. Its aims were to discuss, optimize and harmonize cloud data analysis in order to augment data quality of current optical array probes employed on aircraft.

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EUFAR Workshop on Stratospheric Airborne Research

May 30, 2017, 11:38

EUFAR Workshop on Stratospheric Airborne Research

The EUFAR workshop on stratospheric airborne research was held in Rome, at the CNR headquarters, from 4 to 5 May 2017. Its aims were to discuss the future research topics that may be tackled by a stratospheric research aircraft, and to provide suggestions on how to secure the availability of such an aircraft in Europe in the coming decade.

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EUFAR future Joint Research Activities

May 24, 2017, 12:21

EUFAR future Joint Research Activities

EUFAR conducts Joint Research Activities (JRA) that are directed towards the advancement of airborne environmental science observations and their exploitation by the research community.

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EXAEDRE - EXploiting new Atmospheric Electricity Data for Research and the Environment

Feb. 28, 2017, 09:19

EXAEDRE - EXploiting new Atmospheric Electricity Data for Research and the Environment

The EXAEDRE project is a 36-month (1 October 2016 to 1 October 2019) project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). It will contribute to the HyMeX ST-Lightning and TS4a (Corsican site) activities.

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EUFAR Handbook on Airborne Measurements for Environmental Research: Methods & Instruments

EUFAR Handbook on Airborne Measurements for Environmental Research: Methods & Instruments

EUFAR handbook is the first comprehensive review of airborne measurement principles covers all atmospheric components and surface parameters. It describes the common techniques to characterise aerosol particles and cloud/precipitation elements,.....

AMS Meteorological Monographs

AMS Meteorological Monographs - Ice Formation and Evolution in Clouds and Precipitation: Measurement and Modeling Challenges

AMS Meteorological Monographs are thematic collections of peer-reviewed, original papers, survey articles, and other materials in meteorology and closely related fields that do not otherwise appear in AMS Journals.

Publications

Publications Archive
Trainees' testimonials from EASI, STANCO and RS4forestEBV Training Courses

Trainees' testimonials from EASI, STANCO and RS4forestEBV Training Courses

This summer, 3 schools were organised in Shannon (Ireland), Cambridge (UK) and Bavaria (Germany), involving 46 teachers and organisers, 58 PhD students and post-docs, 3 operators and 3 aircraft. 6...

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MApping SOil variability within rainfed MEDiterranean agroecosystems using hyperspectral data - MASOMED campaign

MApping SOil variability within rainfed MEDiterranean agroecosystems using hyperspectral data - MASOMED campaign

MASOMED field and airborne campaign (Camarena, Madrid, Spain, 03-19 May 2017), funded by EUFAR Transnational Access and jointly organized by the GFZ in Germany, CIEMAT and INTA in Spain, aimed at mapping soil variability and quality...

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PRE-TECT: studying desert dust aerosols with airborne and ground-based measurements

PRE-TECT: studying desert dust aerosols with airborne and ground-based measurements

PRE-TECT is an atmospheric experiment organized by the National Observatory of Athens aiming to advance desert dust microphysical characterization from advanced ground-based remote sensing and airborne measurements.

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Great articles on EUFAR in the Adjacent Open Access journal

Great articles on EUFAR in the Adjacent Open Access journal

Philip Brown (Met Office, UK), the EUFAR scientific coordinator, and the EUFAR bureau published a 2-page article on EUFAR and its support to the airborne research community in the Adjacent Open Access journal, August 2017 edition.

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OIR – Airborne magnetic and ice penetrating radar field campaign around Dome Fuji, East Antarctica

OIR – Airborne magnetic and ice penetrating radar field campaign around Dome Fuji, East Antarctica

At the end of 2016, European, American and Chinese institutes started to compete for the quest of the oldest continuous ice record on Earth in order to get 1 to 2 Ma of climate record. The first step was to select a site potentially containing such a record. The criteria to determine the most suitable site are thick ice sheet coupled with low snow accumulation rate, slow ice motion and low geothermal heat flow enabling low temperature at the bottom of the ice sheet. The area around the Dome Fuji in East Antarctica fulfilled these criteria.

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Great article on EUFAR and the future of airborne research in the EU researcher magazine

Great article on EUFAR and the future of airborne research in the EU researcher magazine

Following EU Research's interview with EUFAR scientific coordinator, Philip Brown (Met Office, UK), a 3-page article on EUFAR's support on airborne research features in the magazine's 2017 Spring edition.

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Airborne Research Stories

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EUFAR works to coordinate the operation of instrumented aircraft and hyperspectral imaging sensors, and exploit the skills of experts in airborne measurements in the fields of environmental and geo-sciences, in order to provide researchers with technical support and access to research infrastructures most suited to their needs.

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