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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
BAUMGARDNER Darrel, MCFARQUHAR Greg, VOIGT Christiane, Aug. 04, 2017
The 2nd International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE 2017) was held at DLR - the German Aerospace Research Centre, in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich (Germany), from 10 to 13 July 2017.
BROWN Phil, DEQUEKER-CORMONT ANNE, GERARD Elisabeth, HENRY Olivier, Aug. 01, 2017
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.
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.
The use of stratospheric aircraft has been successful in the last 15 years in terms of technical developments, achieved scientific results in various fields and community-building, and important scientific topics...
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.