European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Sept. 26, 2017, 05:31

Education and Training

EUFAR Education and training

SONATA training course on Aircraft Techniques for the Studies of Atmospheric Chemistry, Italy, Aug 2011. Photo Credit: EUFAR

Vision

The goal of EUFAR’s activity on Education and Training (ET) is to educate and train the next-generation researchers in airborne research. To achieve this, EUFAR ET supports the organisation of training courses (theoretical and practical) for talented early-stage researchers and university lecturers (train-the-trainer concept) in airborne atmospheric research and airborne remote sensing of the Earth’s surface using the EUFAR infrastructure. In addition, ET wants to facilitate the exchange of expertise and know-how between aircraft and instrument operators through short visits.

Background

The first EUFAR training courses including flight campaign were held in Romania and The Netherlands during the second EUFAR contract under FP6 (2004-2008). In the following period (2008-2013), five training courses were held involving 100 participants, including 12 university lecturers, originating from 18 EU member states or associated states. EUFAR provides 100% support for the training, awarded flight hours (through EUFAR transnational access) and travel and subsistence expenses for successful applicants.

EUFAR Education and training

Group photo in front of INTA's CASA212 during the REFLEX training course on Regional Experiments for Land-atmospheric Exchanges, Spain, July 2012. Photo credit: EUFAR

EUFAR Education and training

Interior of the FAAM's BAe-146 during training course. Photo Credit: EUFAR

Activity Description

EUFAR ET provides 4 training opportunities: participate in a training course including flight campaign, join an existing flight campaign, participate in the design of a new flight campaign and visit an aircraft/instrument operator.

Expected Deliverables

EUFAR ET plans to support 4 training courses including flight campaign during the current contract (2014-2018). Depending on the type of training course, participants may be involved in all aspects of a flight campaign, from the flight campaign planning to collection of data in the field, data analysis and publication of results, under the guidance of experienced scientists. To host a EUFAR training course including flight campaign, see also EUFAR transnational access.

EUFAR Education and training

REFLEX training course on Regional Experiments for Land-atmospheric Exchanges, Spain, July 2012. Photo credit: EUFAR

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609

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