European Facility For Airborne Research Feb. 26, 2017, 02:38
Meet EUFAR's core team! A diverse group with various expertise in scientific environmental research, operating from 6 European countries!
Employed by Météo-France, Elisabeth has been involved in EUFAR since 2011, first as the project manager and since 2014 as the project coordinator. Her first field of interest was the retrieval of cloud liquid water path from ground-based, airborne and satellite microwave measurements. Having specialised in the assimilation of satellite radiance data, with a strong interest in water vapour sensitive data, she carried out microwave imager data retrieval and assimilation work with ECMWF, and microwave imager and infrared sounding data assimilation work with CNRM. She also took part in the scientific evaluation of ESA Earth Explorer candidate spatial missions and in the science preparatory group and management advisory group of the ESA WAter vapour Lidar Experiment in Space (WALES) mission.
Working closely with the project coordinator at the EUFAR Office, based at Meteo-France, Toulouse, Lilian is responsible for an array of management, administrative and communication tasks to ensure the smooth running, monitoring and dissemination of the current EUFAR project (2014-2018). Having completed a master’s degree in economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in 2012, Lilian spent two years working with various non-governmental organisations in Paris before joining the EUFAR project in early 2014.
Phil has worked with airborne atmospheric measurements since joining the Met Office in 1979. His research interests cover cloud microphysical and dynamical processes. He has taken part in several UK and international field campaigns with the FAAM aircraft, studying a range of different cloud types.
Phil first became involved in EUFAR in 2000, becoming coordinator of the Expert Working Group activity 2004-8 and Transnational Access coordinator 2008-to date.
Francesco Cairo is a senior researcher at ISAC and contract professor of Atmospheric Physic at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. His expertise ranges from Optics to Electronics to Atmospheric Sciences, with emphasis on high altitude clouds, polar stratospheric clouds, tropospheric and stratospheric aerosols, tropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. He also has more than 10 years of experience in the study of the atmosphere by optical techniques with ground-based and airborne/balloon-borne devices, and authored more than 60 scientifically reviewed publications.
Ils Reusen is currently a project manager and a researcher in the airborne hyperspectral remote sensing unit at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium.
Hanna Pawlowska is a professor at the Institute of Geophysics under the University of Warsaw. Her research interests include experimental study of cloud microphysical properties and the indirect effect of aerosols.
Prof. Dr Manfred Wendisch is the Director of LIM and has more than 20 years of experience in airborne research using microphysical in situ and radiation sensors to study the effects of clouds and aerosol particles on atmospheric radiation and dynamics. Manfred is also one of the authors of the EUFAR book on “Airborne Measurements on Environmental Research”, and is the author of more than 130 scientific papers in reviewed journals.
Currently employed by DLR, Stefanie Holzwarth has more than 13 years of experience in the field of airborne hyperspectral remote sensing, including the overall campaign management of DLR’s airborne hyperspectral activities and data processing. Her current focus is in the field of quality management.
Wendy Garland is a Data Scientist at the British Atmospheric Data Centre (STFC-CEDA), employed by STFC, with 16 years of experience in atmospheric science, including airborne observation and management of atmospheric data. She is responsible for the data management, archival and dissemination of aircraft data including both core and non-core data for the UK FAAM BAe-146 research aircraft, data from the NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility, and the current EUFAR data archive.
As senior lecturer at the University of Leeds since 2008, Jim has been involved in airborne science for over 15 years and also holds a position in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) as an aircraft scientist. His research is primarily focused upon observations of the composition of both gas phase and aerosol species in the atmosphere. Over the years he has been involved in a large number of field projects and he has extensive experience spanning a range of observations ranging from in-flight GC for VOC analysis to aerosol volatility measurements.
Dr. Florin Paun is New Business Deputy Director at ONERA, in charge of Technology Transfer and International Business Development, defining programmes & new partnership policies based on complementary knowledge, cross supporting offers, mutual intellectual property valuation, joint spinoff, risk sharing co-development. He has extensive business development experience out of the aerospace domain, especially in emerging East-European markets.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609