European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Jan. 24, 2017, 12:04

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. ...

Feb. 14
2017

EUFAR2 General Assembly 2017

The 4th EUFAR2 General Assembly will take place in mid-February (14 - 17) and will be hosted by EUFAR partner University of Warsaw. The meeting aims to bring together EUFAR’s...

April 19
2017

10th EARSeL SIG Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop

The 10th EARLSel SIG Imaging Spectroscopy workshop will be held in Zurich from the 19 to 21 April 2017. EARSeL's Special Interest Group on Imaging Spectroscopy aims at encouraging interdisciplinary...

April 23
2017

EGU General Assembly 2017

The EGU General Assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims...

June 26
2017

Pedometrics 2017

Celebrating its 25 years, Pedometrics 2017 will be hosted by Hof van Wageningen, located in the centre of Wageningen - the very same venue of the first Pedometrics conference in...

July 7
2017

ICCP/EUFAR Expert Workshop On Processing of Cloud Particle Measurements

Date the workshop: 7 - 9 July 2017 (prior to ICARE2017) Place of the Workshop: DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany Organisation: Darrel Baumgardner (DMT) Greg Mc Farquhar (University of Illinois) Local organisation:...

July 10
2017

2nd International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment

“Developing the infrastructure to meet future scientific challenges” ICARE2017 will be held at DLR - the German Aerospace Agency, in Oberpfaffenhofen, from 10 to 13 July 2017.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events Archive
EUFAR ESA Workshop on Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Data

Dec. 8, 2016, 09:24

EUFAR ESA Workshop on Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Data

The workshop on atmospheric correction of remote sensing data took place at the Harnack House of the Max-Planck Society in Berlin-Dahlem from 26 Oct. to 28 Oct. 2016. It was cofunded by EUFAR and the European Space Agency and hosted by the Freie Universität Berlin. 30 scientists and experts of remote sensing applications coming from more 10 different European and other international countries attended the workshop and exchanged their knowledge and expertise on this specific topic.

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EUFAR tools to create INSPIRE metadata and flight reports

Aug. 19, 2016, 11:55

EUFAR tools to create INSPIRE metadata and flight reports

The EUFAR Standards & Protocols team is proud to announce the end of beta phase for ASMM (Airborne Science Mission Metadata) and EMC (EUFAR Metadata Creator) tools. Brand new versions ...

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EUFAR Transnational Access update

March 1, 2016, 16:42

EUFAR Transnational Access update

A new set of Calls for Proposals for Transnational Access to EUFAR aircraft is now open and can be accessed from the TA Application page. Potential applicants should note that...

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Launch of the EUFAR Flight Finder Tool

Oct. 2, 2015, 12:46

Launch of the EUFAR Flight Finder Tool

A geospatial-temporal search interface to locate EUFAR data within the EUFAR data archive at the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC).

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EUFAR’s Compatibility Check with International Standards

July 31, 2015, 15:36

EUFAR’s Compatibility Check with International Standards

During the previous funding period of the EUFAR project (2008- 2013), several efforts were made to harmonise different processes within the research infrastructure. Common protocols conforming to existing European and...

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Publications

Publications Archive

EUFAR Handbook on Airborne Measurements for Environmental Research: Methods & Instruments

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,...

Air pollution from shipping and oil/gas platforms emissions observed during the airborne EUFAR-APSOWA campaign

Air pollution from shipping and oil/gas platforms emissions observed during the airborne EUFAR-APSOWA campaign

The "Atmospheric Pollution from Shipping and Oil and gas platforms of West Africa"(APSOWA) project led by LPC2E (CNRS-Université Orléans, France) in collaboration with IPA (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany) seeks to characterise...

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NAWDEX - An airborne field campaign to improve jet stream forecasts over Europe

NAWDEX - An airborne field campaign to improve jet stream forecasts over Europe

It may seem bizarre that processes occurring within clouds near the USA, involving tiny ice crystals and water droplets, can have an influence on high impact weather events thousands of miles away in Europe, and our ability to predict them days in advance. However, this is the fundamental nature of the atmosphere as a chaotic dynamical system.

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Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in Eastern North Atlantic

Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in Eastern North Atlantic

With their extensive coverage of Earth, low clouds greatly impact global climate. Currently, the extent and brightness of marine low clouds are poorly represented in global climate models and the response of low clouds to changes in atmospheric greenhouse gases and aerosols remains a major source of uncertainty in projections of future climate.

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Airborne Research Stories

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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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