European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Aug. 31, 2016, 02:22

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. ...

Sept. 26
2016

INSPIRE Conference September 2016

The next INSPIRE (Infrastructures for Spatial Information in Europe) Conference will take place in Barcelona, 26-30 September 2016. Overview: Over the past decades the European Union has...

Sept. 27
2016

SAIL35 symposium 'Eye on Foliage'

On the occasion ofWout Verhoef’s retirement at the end of this year, the SAIL 35 symposium will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the widely used SAIL model, in...

Sept. 28
2016

Expert workshop on "Implementation of Soil Spectroscopy for digital mapping and monitoring of soils: Toward space applications and Technology Transfer Office (TTO) activities"

An executive workshop on SOIL SPECTRAL LIBRARY (SSL) will be held on 28-29 September 2016 in GFZ Potsdam, Germany. The workshop is organised by the remote sensing LAB at Tel...

Oct. 3
2016

International Conference on Research Infrastructure (ICRI)

Cape Town, 3-5 October 2016 The next International Conference on Research Infrastructures will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 3 to 5 October 2016, hosted by the South...

Oct. 26
2016

EUFAR/ ESA Expert Workshop on Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Data

General information: An expert workshop on atmospheric correction of remote sensing data will be heldfrom 26 to 28 October 2016 at the Harnack Haus of the Max Planck Society, in...

Oct. 27
2016

Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference

The conference will take place in Ulm, Germany from 27 to 28 October 2016. Applications, Innovations & Open Source Remarkable changes are currently observed in near-ground (<100 m) hyperspectral imaging....

Apply for the ENVRIplus Exchange of Personnel programme

Aug. 25, 2016, 10:20

Apply for the ENVRIplus Exchange of Personnel programme

One of the objectives of ENVRIplus is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge among staff working in Research Infrastructures (RI) or related to the implementation of new RI's. ENVRIplus therefore...

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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 ICCP Cloud Expert Workshop

Aug. 2, 2016, 11:05

EUFAR ICCP Cloud Expert Workshop

The EUFAR ICCP Workshop on Data Processing, Analysis and Presentation Software of Cloud Probes took place at the University of Manchester from 23 to 24 July 2016. More than 40...

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EUFAR and the Remotely-piloted Aircraft Community

June 14, 2016, 11:33

EUFAR and the Remotely-piloted Aircraft Community

The International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely-piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) held its fourth conference from 23 to 25 May 2016, at the International Conference Centre at Météo-France, in Toulouse, France....

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Transfer of innovative technologies developed within EUFAR

June 10, 2016, 11:14

Transfer of innovative technologies developed within EUFAR

EUFAR's TTO activity seeks to support the transfer of technology between experts in airborne measurements and industry partners, including small to medium enterprises. Each year 2/3 promising technologies will be...

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EUFAR Collaboration with ENVRIplus

June 6, 2016, 11:25

EUFAR Collaboration with ENVRIplus

ENVRIplus is a Horizon 2020 project bringing Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures, projects and networks together with technical specialist partners to create a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster of Environmental Research...

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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,...

NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

By Stevel Cole & Darryl Waller (NASA), 24 August 2016 NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of...

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Long History of Using Aircraft to Understand the Atmosphere

Long History of Using Aircraft to Understand the Atmosphere

Scientists have been using airplanes to sample the atmosphere since the 1940’s, when Britain’s Royal Air Force flew missions to understand the occurrence of contrails, which are simply water vapor that condenses

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Inter-comparison of airborne atmospheric imagers during the AROMAPEX campaign

Inter-comparison of airborne atmospheric imagers during the AROMAPEX campaign

The AROMAPEX campaign was carried out in April 2016 in Berlin. The scientific team involved in the project includes researchers from Germany (FUB, University of Bremen, DLR, MPIC), Belgium (BIRA, VITO),...

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ESA's WindVal Campaign - Chasing Polar Winds

ESA's WindVal Campaign - Chasing Polar Winds

ESA's wind-profile observation mission, ADM-Aeolus, is entering its integration and testing phase and will be ready for launch at the end of 2016. To support the satellite's final phase of...

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Sunphotometer Airborne Validation Experiment (SAVEX-D)

Sunphotometer Airborne Validation Experiment (SAVEX-D)

The EUFAR supported transnational access flight campaign SAVEX-D (Sunphotometer Airborne Validation Experiment) took place in August 2015 in the Cape Verde archipelogo. Clustered with the ICE-D (Ice in Clouds Experiment – Dust) campaign led by the Met Office and the Universities of Leeds and Manchester. Clustered with the ICE-D (Ice in Clouds Experiment – Dust) campaign led by the Met Office and the Universities of Leeds and Manchester, SAVEX-D was allocated 10 flight hours on FAAM’s BAe146.

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Trainee Joanna's experience in the SWAMP Training Course

Trainee Joanna's experience in the SWAMP Training Course

Experience of trainee Joanna Suliga in the SWAMP training course, co-financed by EUFAR, the COST Action OPTIMISE and ESA. Hosted by the Poznan University of Life Sciences (PULS), the training course took place in Obrzycko, Poland from 6 to 16 July 2015.

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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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