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Celebrating 10 years of the APEX imaging instrument

Last update on April 9, 2020.

APEX is an airborne hyperspectral imaging instrument that is celebrating 10 years of operation. You can read about some of the scientific highlights from the period in this blog.

APEX has also been in demand for a number of airborne missions that were supported by EUFAR with Transnational Access funding. You can read about one ...

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CNRS "Collective Crystal" awarded to SAFIRE

Last update on Oct. 7, 2020.

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, commitment and motivation of the EUFAR staff involved in airborne research for many years to successfully meet the various needs of scientific user communities.

The SAFIRE ...

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The Story of a Research Flight (Video)

Last update on Oct. 7, 2020.

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 of which are not seen by the casual observer. These include:

  • preparing the scientific justification and funding applications,
  • helping the researchers to adapt their instruments ...

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