European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research July 26, 2021, 20:49

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. ...

Airborne science session at EGU 2021

EUFAR, jointly with the HEMERA, SIOS and LIFEWATCH Research Infrastructures, is promoting a session on airborne science at the EGU 2021 General Assembly.

IGARSS 2021 Summer School - Drone-based remote sensing

In association with IGARSS 2021, a three-day summer school will be organized from September 8-10, 2021 dedicated to drone based remote sensing.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events Archive
AVIRIS NG EUROPE CAMPAIGN

June 25, 2021, 10:40

AVIRIS NG EUROPE CAMPAIGN

Imaging spectroscopy from an airborne platform brings a lot of advantages. One of which is the ability to cover larger areas compared to ground measurements and the ability to simulate and validate satellite images...

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EUFAR at IGARSS 2021

June 17, 2021, 08:54

EUFAR at IGARSS 2021

The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2021, a joint initiative of Belgium and the Netherlands, is a fully virtual event from 12-16 July 2021 including technical sessions with...

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WesCon 2023: UK Summertime Convection Experiment

May 26, 2021, 11:41

WesCon 2023: UK Summertime Convection Experiment

The Wessex 2023 Convection Project (WesCon) is an observational campaign, planned to support the development of high-resolution atmospheric models.

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A new data processing infrastructure for the CWIS-II sensor

May 21, 2021, 11:07

A new data processing infrastructure for the CWIS-II sensor

Towards the next generation airborne imaging spectrometer data... VITO is proud to announce that VITO has been granted the opportunity to develop a new data processing infrastructure for the CWIS-II airborne imaging spectrometer.

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April 28, 2021, 16:30

News from the ENVRI community

EUFAR is a member of ENVRI - the community of Research Infrastructures supporting environmental science in Europe.

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IGARSS 2021 Summer School - Drone-based remote sensing

Feb. 10, 2021, 16:22

IGARSS 2021 Summer School - Drone-based remote sensing

In association with IGARSS 2021, a three-day summer school will be organized from September 8-10, 2021 dedicated to drone based remote sensing.

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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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Publications

Publications Archive
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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Airborne Research Stories

Current stories Archive

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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