European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Oct. 1, 2016, 19:07

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. ...

Oct. 3
2016

International Conference on Research Infrastructure (ICRI)

Cape Town, 3-5 October 2016 The next International Conference on Research Infrastructures will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 3 to 5 October 2016, hosted by the South...

Oct. 18
2016

Atmospheric Composition Validation and Evolution (ACVE 2016)

The European Space Agency is organising the fifth workshop on Atmospheric Composition Validation and Calibration activities, providing science and Cal/Val experts with the opportunity to present their latest results of...

Oct. 26
2016

Participate in EUFAR Expert Working Group Workshops in Sept/October 2016

Through the activity dedicated to expert working groups on various topics related to airborne measurements for environmental reserach, EUFAR, together with its partners, is organising the following expert workshops this year:...

Oct. 26
2016

EUFAR/ ESA Expert Workshop on Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Data

General information: An expert workshop on atmospheric correction of remote sensing data will be heldfrom 26 to 28 October 2016 at the Harnack Haus of the Max Planck Society, in...

Oct. 27
2016

Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference

The conference will take place in Ulm, Germany from 27 to 28 October 2016. Applications, Innovations & Open Source Remarkable changes are currently observed in near-ground (<100 m) hyperspectral imaging....

Nov. 14
2016

Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment (HISE)

14 - 17 November 2016, Leipzig, Germany Seeking innovations in hyperspectral instrumentation and data analysis methods, to study geophysical and atmospheric phenomena, and to advance capabilities for anomaly- and signature-based...

Upcoming events

Upcoming events Archive
Guide on Technology Transfer Issues for R&D partnership

Sept. 6, 2016, 10:09

Guide on Technology Transfer Issues for R&D partnership

EUFAR's TTO activity seeks to support the transfer of technology between experts in airborne measurements and industry partners. Each year 2 to 3 promising technologies will be selected and studied...

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Apply for the ENVRIplus Exchange of Personnel programme

Aug. 25, 2016, 10:20

Apply for the ENVRIplus Exchange of Personnel programme

One of the objectives of ENVRIplus is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge among staff working in Research Infrastructures (RI) or related to the implementation of new RI's. ENVRIplus therefore...

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EUFAR tools to create INSPIRE metadata and flight reports

Aug. 19, 2016, 11:55

EUFAR tools to create INSPIRE metadata and flight reports

The EUFAR Standards & Protocols team is proud to announce the end of beta phase for ASMM (Airborne Science Mission Metadata) and EMC (EUFAR Metadata Creator) tools. Brand new versions ...

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EUFAR ICCP Cloud Expert Workshop

Aug. 2, 2016, 11:05

EUFAR ICCP Cloud Expert Workshop

The EUFAR ICCP Workshop on Data Processing, Analysis and Presentation Software of Cloud Probes took place at the University of Manchester from 23 to 24 July 2016. More than 40...

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EUFAR and the Remotely-piloted Aircraft Community

June 14, 2016, 11:33

EUFAR and the Remotely-piloted Aircraft Community

The International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely-piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) held its fourth conference from 23 to 25 May 2016, at the International Conference Centre at Météo-France, in Toulouse, France....

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Transfer of innovative technologies developed within EUFAR

June 10, 2016, 11:14

Transfer of innovative technologies developed within EUFAR

EUFAR's TTO activity seeks to support the transfer of technology between experts in airborne measurements and industry partners, including small to medium enterprises. Each year 2/3 promising technologies will be...

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Publications

Publications Archive

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,...

Field deployment of EUFAR's working group on trace gas measurements during DACCIWA 2016

Field deployment of EUFAR's working group on trace gas measurements during DACCIWA 2016

EUFAR's joint research activity dedicated to traceability in gas-phase observations (TGOE) seeks to develop robust calibration systems for the core gas-phase chemical measurements currently made on-board research aircraft. This in...

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Observing the Low-level Atmospheric Circulation in Tropical Atlantic

Observing the Low-level Atmospheric Circulation in Tropical Atlantic

EUFAR-supported flight campaign, July 2016 Clustered with the DACCIWA campaign, the OLACTA-2 project is focused on the role of the air-sea interaction on the southern West-African climate dynamics, a scientific...

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NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

By Stevel Cole & Darryl Waller (NASA), 24 August 2016 NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of...

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Long History of Using Aircraft to Understand the Atmosphere

Long History of Using Aircraft to Understand the Atmosphere

Scientists have been using airplanes to sample the atmosphere since the 1940’s, when Britain’s Royal Air Force flew missions to understand the occurrence of contrails, which are simply water vapor that condenses

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Inter-comparison of airborne atmospheric imagers during the AROMAPEX campaign

Inter-comparison of airborne atmospheric imagers during the AROMAPEX campaign

The AROMAPEX campaign was carried out in April 2016 in Berlin. The scientific team involved in the project includes researchers from Germany (FUB, University of Bremen, DLR, MPIC), Belgium (BIRA, VITO),...

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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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