At its recent General Assembly Meeting in Brussels (31 May - 1 June), EUFAR Members voted to approve the applications of three new organizations to join.
OGS (Natonal Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics) based in Trieste, Italy is joining as a Member. OGS presently operates a Piper Seneca aircraft equipped with lidar terrain-scanning and gravimetric measurements. The latter opens up an area of scientific interest that has not so far been represented amongst EUFAR Members. OGS is also developing interests in the scientific applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).
Grup Airmed based in Reus, Spain and the Fachhochschule Aachen (Aachen University of Applied Sciences) in Germany have both joined as Partners. Grup Airmed operates a number of aircraft providing user services that include Earth observation work. FH Aachen operates a Stemme S10 VTX that also operates a range of airborne imaging and remote-sensing instrumentation.
The EUFAR website will shortly be updated with details of these organizations and their facilities and we look forward to working with them all in the future.