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EUFAR Stratospheric Workshop May 2017
A priority for the development of the European airborne research fleet is to maintain the capability of a stratospheric research aircraft. To this aim, various solutions should be explored, either...
CAIRO Francesco, March 21, 2017
EUFAR's annual General Assembly 2017 marks the start of another promising year
EUFAR's annual General Assembly took place in Warsaw from 14 to 17 February 2017. Hosted and organised by EUFAR partner, University of Warsaw, the meeting was held on the...
DIARRA Lilian, March 01, 2017
EXAEDRE - EXploiting new Atmospheric Electricity Data for Research and the Environment
The EXAEDRE project is a 36-month (1 October 2016 to 1 October 2019) project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). It will contribute to the HyMeX ST-Lightning and TS4a (Corsican site) activities.
DEFER Eric, Feb. 28, 2017
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.
RUHTZ Thomas, Dec. 08, 2016
EUFAR expert workshop on hyperspectral remote sensing for soil applications
EUFAR expert workshop on hyperspectral remote sensing for soil applications 28-29 September, GFZ, Potsdam How can emerging remote sensing technologies support the digital mapping and monitoring of soils? To find...
CHABRILLAT Sabine, Oct. 05, 2016
Guide on Technology Transfer Issues for R&D partnership
EUFAR's TTO activity seeks to support the transfer of technology between experts in airborne measurements and industry partners. Each year 2 to 3 promising technologies will be selected and studied...
DIARRA Lilian, Sept. 06, 2016
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...
DIARRA Lilian, Aug. 25, 2016
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 ...
HENRY Olivier, Aug. 19, 2016
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...
Aug. 02, 2016
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....
DIARRA Lilian, June 14, 2016
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...
DIARRA Lilian, June 10, 2016
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...
DIARRA Lilian, June 06, 2016
French Service of Instrumented Aircraft for Environmental Research (SAFIRE)
Created in 2005, SAFIRE is a French public research infrastructure providing the scientific community with instrumented research aircraft for altitude environmental measurements, based in Toulouse, France. Jointly managed by Météo-France, the National...
DIARRA Lilian, June 01, 2016
Apply for EUFAR funding to participate in the SCALEX flight research campaign!
The SCALEX flight campaign seeks to investigate biosphere-atmosphere over an orographically structured terrain. Airborne activities include regional scale flights with the ENDURO, an ultra-light aircraft operated by KIT, as well...
DIARRA Lilian, JUNKERMANN Wolfgang, April 13, 2016
Major project to deploy multiple aircraft to assess impact of pollution over West Africa in summer 2016
The Dynamics-aerosol-chemistry-cloud interactions in West Africa (DACCIWA) seeks to investigate the influence of anthropogenic and natural emissions on the atmospheric composition over South West Africa and to assess their impact...
April 12, 2016
EUFAR2 3rd General Assembly & Mid-Term Review
The EUFAR2 project mid-term review and 3rd General Assembly took place from 5 to 8 April 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic. Side meetings on the joint research activities (HYLIGHT and...
DIARRA Lilian, April 11, 2016
Summary of AHSPECT field experiment
Under the framework of EUFAR's transnational access programme, the research campaign AHSPECT consisted of conducting airborne measurements over agro-forestry areas of southwestern France, along with intercomparisons with ground-based measurements at...
DIARRA Lilian, March 29, 2016
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...
DIARRA Lilian, March 01, 2016
Extension of User-Support
The EUFAR networking activity "Standards and Protocols" is tasked with the compilation of standards, protocols, guidelines and open source software tools in order to adopt a good practice approach within...
HOLZWARTH Stefanie, Feb. 15, 2016
Wings for Science !
Created in 2008, "Wings for Science" is a unique initiative offering non-profit flight hours to local research projects in remote areas across the globe. The project's activities have so far...
DIARRA Lilian, Feb. 03, 2016
Success for EUFAR's Airborne Laser Interferometric Drop Sizer (ALIDS)
The joint research activity ALIDS was conducted under the previous EUFAR contract (2008-2013), and involved the conception, design and development of the ALIDS probe, an airborne spectrometer used to...
DIARRA Lilian, Jan. 13, 2016
Launch of the new EUFAR website!
We're very excited to announce the official launch of our brand new website which goes live on 12 November 2015 and continues to be accessible at Our goal with...
EUFAR Office, Nov. 09, 2015
Results from the GAMARF research campaign
The GAMARF campaign, with transnational access flight hours financed by EUFAR took place above the island of Lampedusa in 2008. The campaign sought to estimate the aerosol shortwave and longwave...
Nov. 03, 2015
EUFAR Online Survey to establish user needs
At the end of November 2014, the Future of the Fleet activity leader, Francesco Cairo (CNR) launched an online survey to evaluate the user needs of the airborne research community. The...
DIARRA Lilian, Nov. 02, 2015
MORE success for EUFAR Transnational Access
The MORE transnational access airborne campaign was aimed at investigating the vertical distribution of aerosol and ozone in a rural coastal area with complex orography. The campaign was funded and...
Oct. 21, 2015
Call for Proposals on Polar Science Applications, closing date 15 July 2015
EUFAR, through its Transnational Access (TA) activity, is currently accepting proposals centered on polar science applications to be flown in the austral summer of 2015. If selected, the submitted projects...
BROWN Phil, Oct. 05, 2015
EUFAR/OPTIMISE SWAMP Training Course July 2015
Hosted by the Poznan University of Life Sciences (PULS), the EUFAR/OPTIMISE training course on "Spectrometry of a Wetland And Modelling of Photosynthesis with Hyperspectral Airborne Reflectance and Fluorescence" (SWAMP) was held from 6 to 16 July 2015 in Obrzycko- Rzecin
REUSEN Ils, Oct. 02, 2015
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.
ESTELLES Victor, MARENCO Franco, RYDER Claire, Oct. 02, 2015
Remote sensing flight campaigns in Iceland
During the month of August 2015, EUFAR supported two airborne remote sensing projects in Iceland. Both flight campaigns were performed by NERC ARSF’s Dornier DO228, and airborne VNIR-SWIR-LWIR-TIR hyperspectral data, LiDAR and digital photography data were collected.
CONWAY Susan, Oct. 02, 2015
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).
GARLAND Wendy, Oct. 02, 2015
Agriculture-Health-SPECTrometry (AHSPECT) Research Campaign
The AHSPECT initiative is aimed at collecting hyperspectral airborne measurements over agro-forestry areas of southwestern France for assessing the agricultural health, physiology and satellite products validation. The project is supported by EUFAR’s transnational access programme.
ROUJEAN Jean-louis, Sept. 02, 2015
EUFAR Airborne Science Mission Metadata (ASMM) Creator online version
The EUFAR Standards & Protocols team is proud to announce the release of the Airborne Science Mission Metadata (ASMM) Creator online version. A successful beta test of the ASMM was...
HENRY Olivier, Aug. 05, 2015
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...
HOLZWARTH Stefanie, July 31, 2015
EUFAR2 General Assembly 2015
Hosted by EUFAR partner DLR, the German Space Agency, the 2nd EUFAR General Assembly (GA) took place from 25 - 27 March 2015 in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.
DIARRA Lilian, March 05, 2015
Expert Workshop on Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) Software, 20-21 Nov 2014, Vienna, Austria
VITO, the EUFAR Joint Research Activity HYLIGHT coordinator, in collaboration with the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) organised a two-day expert workshop on Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) software in November 2014.
Dec. 02, 2014
Launch of EUFAR2 & Kick-Off Meeting
EUFAR2 finally kicked off on 1 February 2014, following the signing of the grant agreement in December 2013. Covering the period 2014 - 2018,EUFAR2 is funded by the European Union...
DIARRA Lilian, March 06, 2014
EUFAR International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE 2010)
For the 10-year anniversary of EUFAR, an international conference was organised in October 2010 Toulouse at the Météo-France conference centre. Scientists involved in airborne research were invited to exchange experience...
DIARRA Lilian, Aug. 19, 2013
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