European Facility For Airborne Research

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Previous EUFAR Projects

EUFAR FP7 (2008 - 2013)

The previous EUFAR contract, EUFAR FP7 (2008 - 2013), was an Integrating Activity of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, which brought together 32 European institutions and companies involved in airborne research, providing access to 21 instrumented aircraft and  6 hyperspectral instruments.

Networking activities

  • N1 Scientific Advisory Committee, constituted of eminent scientists, provides the EUFAR Consortium with independent strategic recommendations on EUFAR objectives and long-term developments
  • N2 Transnational Activity is the unified management structure to implement EUFAR Transnational Access to the aircraft and instruments.
  • N3 Future of the Fleet evaluates the performance of the existing fleet, identifies gaps and provides solutions for the long-term development of the fleet.
  • N4 Expert Working Groups are supported to improve the scientific expertise in the field of airborne research, to facilitate the transfer of expert knowledge to users, operators, and funding agencies, and to compile the knowledge in a high-level handbook on “Airborne Physical Measurements – Methods and Instruments".
  • N5 Education and Training activities aim at attractting new early-stage researchers to airborne research, educating and training new early-stage researchers and academic lecturers in airborne atmospheric research and airborne hyperspectral remote sensing.
  • N6 Standard and Protocols develop common protocols in airborne research, to support users and operators with recommendations on best practice and state-of-the-art software for airborne data pre-processing, to develop and publish open source software toolboxes for higher level data products, and data analysis.
  • N7 Database will provide a centralised gateway to in situ and remote sensed airborne data collected by the European facility.
  • N8 E-Communication elaborates efficient solutions on Internet for the dissemination of the EUFAR information, for facilitating the electronic submission of transnational access proposals, and their evaluation by the EUFAR User Group Selection Panel.
  • N9 Sustainable Structure develops a framework for a sustainable EUFAR structure and international cooperation.

Joint research activities

Click here, for an overview of the achievements accomplished during EUFAR FP7 2008 - 2013.

EUFAR FP7 Partner Consortium:

Organisation (name, city, country)Participant short name
1 Météo-France Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, Toulouse, France Météo-France
2 Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom MetOffice (FAAM)
3 Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany Jülich
5 Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Mol, Belgium VITO
6 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Köln, Germany DLR
7 Science and Technology Facilities Council, Swindon, United Kingdom STFC
8 Stichting Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands NLR
9 enviscope GmbH, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany Enviscope
10 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France CNRS (SAFIRE)
11 Natural Environment Research Council, Swindon, United Kingdom NERC
12 Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, Madrid, Spain INTA
14 Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany FUB
15 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany KIT
16 Alfred Wegener Institute für Polar und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany AWI
17 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, Italy CNR-IBIMET
18 University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary USZ
19 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom UCAM-DCHEM
21 University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland UWAR
22 Cosine Research B.V., Leiden, Netherlands COSINE
23 Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Fontenay aux roses, France IRSN
24 COMAT, Flourens, France COMAT
25 The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom UNIMAN
26 Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-Saint-Genèse, Belgium VKI
27 Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland UZH
28 Wageningen Universiteit, Wageningen, Netherlands WU
29 Centrum Výzkumu Globální Změny AV ČR, Brno, Czech Republic CVGZ
30 Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israël TAU
32 GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany GFZ
33 Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom PML
34 Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany ULEI
35 Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany PTB
36 Office National d'Études et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Toulouse, France ONERA


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