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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. ...

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EUFAR Chair Dr. Thomas Ruhtz Participated in ESF's 50th Anniversary Conference

July 24, 2024, 17:58

EUFAR Chair Dr. Thomas Ruhtz Participated in ESF's 50th Anniversary Conference

Chair of the EUFAR Executive Board, Thomas Ruhtz Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin), participated in the ESF 50th anniversary celebrations as a roundtable speaker. Dr. Ruhtz contributed to a panel discussion titled “Sustained Infrastructures for European Research” alongside Jana Kolar, Executive Director of CERIC ERIC (Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium), and Nigel Mason, Coordinator of the Europlanet Society.

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EUFAR's General Assembly meeting

June 27, 2024, 14:31

EUFAR's General Assembly meeting

EUFAR's General Assembly meeting successfully took place on June 19-20, 2024, in Brno, Czechia. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Global Change Research Institute – CzechGlobe for hosting this year’s gathering.

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Sincere thanks to Dr. Mélanie Ghysels-Dubois

May 6, 2024, 15:44

Sincere thanks to Dr. Mélanie Ghysels-Dubois

EUFAR AISBL expresses its sincere thanks to Dr. Mélanie Ghysels-Dubois for exemplary cooperation during the preparation of the EU Horizon proposal.

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EUFAR at the EARSeL Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop in Valencia

May 6, 2024, 13:34

EUFAR at the EARSeL Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop in Valencia

EUFAR members, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO) and CzechGlobe – Global Change Research Institute, had the pleasure to welcome the EnMAP scientific PI Sabine Chabrillat and ESA CHIME and S2NG Mission Scientist, Marco Celesti at the poster for latest updates on status and future plans of EUFAR at the EARSeL Imaging Spectroscopy

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SAFIRE Campaigns 2024

April 8, 2024, 09:58

SAFIRE Campaigns 2024

Upcoming campaigns list of the French research aircraft facility (SAFIRE) is available. Click on the link for the full list.

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EUFAR is a  proud sponsor of  the 13th EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy

Oct. 26, 2023, 12:16

EUFAR is a proud sponsor of the 13th EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy

EUFAR is sponsoring the 13th EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy

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Mapping leaf area index in a mixed temperate forest using Fenix airborne hyperspectral data and Gaussian processes regression

Abstract Machine learning algorithms, in particular, kernel-based machine learning methods such as Gaussian processes regression (GPR) have shown to be promising alternatives to traditional empirical methods for retrieving vegetation parameters...

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Megacity and local contributions to regional air pollution: an aircraft case study over London

Abstract In July 2017 three research flights circumnavigating the megacity of London were conducted as a part of the STANCO training school for students and early career researchers organised by...

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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.

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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.

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Physical and chemical processes over the Aegean Sea during Etesians: Outcomes and impacts from EUFAR Transnational Access

Physical and chemical processes over the Aegean Sea during Etesians: Outcomes and impacts from EUFAR Transnational Access

Results and outcomes of AEGEAN-GAME, an airborne measurement campaign in 2011 supported by EUFAR Transnational Access.

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Validation of TROPOMI tropospheric NO2 product based on APEX hyperspectral data: the S5PVAL-BE campaign in Belgium

Validation of TROPOMI tropospheric NO2 product based on APEX hyperspectral data: the S5PVAL-BE campaign in Belgium

Comparisons between NO2 vertical column densities derived from APEX data and the corresponding TROPOMI values indicate high accuracy of the satellite observations.

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CNRS "Collective Crystal" awarded to SAFIRE

CNRS "Collective Crystal" awarded to SAFIRE

The French national research agency CNRS awarded SAFIRE , one of EUFAR operators, with a "Collective Crystal" medal as a national recognition of the merit and quality of the teamwork,...

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The Story of a Research Flight (Video)

The Story of a Research Flight (Video)

Airborne research often involves large teams that may be both nationally-based and international. Any single flight represents part of an iceberg that consists of many layers of preparatory activities, many...

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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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