The 2nd International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE 2017) was held at DLR - the German Aerospace Research Center, in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich (Germany), from 10 to 13 July 2017. The conference was organised in collaboration with the airborne research community in the USA, including both NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Mainly funded by EUFAR (under the EC's FP7 Framework Programme), the conference also received significant in-kind contributions from DLR. The European Space Agency (ESA) provided funding to support the attendance of a number of early-career scientists.
"Developing the infrastructure to meet future scientific challenges" was the theme of this 4-day event. More than 175 leading participants across Europe, the United States and beyond, including expert scientists, aircraft operators and instrument developers have made this event a great opportunity to exchange expertise and experience and review the scientific issues for future airborne measurements.
EUFAR takes the opportunity to greatly thank the invited speakers for their contributions:
|Stephen||Arnold||University of Leeds|
|Eyal||Ben Dor||University of Tel Aviv|
|Nicholas||Coops||University of British Columbia|
|Jose A. M.||Demattê||University of São Paulo|
|Claudia||Giardino||IREA – CNR|
|Greg||McFarquhar||University of Illinois|
|Sebastian||Schmidt||University of Colorado|
|Ruben||Van De Kerchove||VITO|
There were plenary and parallel sessions covering four principal subject areas:
- Science drivers for future airborne science missions
- Organisation of future field campaigns
- Developing future airborne science capabilities and platforms
- New developments in instrumentation and data
The program included a total of 20 invited and 41 contributed presentations with a further 25 posters presented during a dedicated session.
Benefiting from the welcome sunny weather conditions, a tour organised by DLR enabled the participants and press to visit several European research aircraft that were brought to the event by their operators. Attendees were able to view both outside and inside of the aircraft:
|2 Excel Aviation||Piper Aircraft PA-31 Navajo|
|CzechGlobe||Cessna Aircraft Company C-208B Grand Caravan|
|DLR||Cessna Aircraft Company C-208B Grand Caravan|
|DLR||Dassault Mystere / Falcon 20 E-5|
|DLR||Dornier Flugzeugwerke Do 228-212|
|DLR||Gulfstream G550 "HALO"|
|FAAM||BAE Systems BAe 146-301|
|Grob Aircraft||Grob Aircraft G520T Egrett|
|INTA||Construcciones Aeronauticas S.A. C-212-200|
|KIT||Ultraleichtflug Schmidtler Enduro|
|MetAir||Diamond Aircraft HK36 TTC ECO Dimona|
ICARE 2017 conference was a great success thanks to the wide participation within and beyond Europe, high level of airborne research expertise, good weather for the aircraft exhibition and impeccable service rendered by DLR, the hosting organisation. We are looking forward to bringing together again key players in the airborne research community.
Thank you very much for your participation and see you all in a future 3rd edition of ICARE !
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ICARE 2017 flyer
ICARE 2017 program
ICARE 2017 poster list
ICARE 2017 DLR map