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Opportunity for European groups to participate in STAAARTE

The German DLR, the French INSU/CNRS, and the UK Met Office have been funded by the European Commission, through the TMR (Training and Mobility of Researchers) Programme, to offer, to other European teams, free access to their airborne facilities (DLR-Falcon, INSU-ARAT/Fokker-...
The German DLR, the French INSU/CNRS, and the UK Met Office have been funded by the European Commission, through the TMR (Training and Mobility of Researchers) Programme, to offer, to other European teams, free access to their airborne facilities (DLR-Falcon, INSU-ARAT/Fokker-27, Met Office-C-130).

The objective of STAAARTE (Scientific Training and Access to Aircraft for Atmospheric Research Throughout Europe) is to allow other teams in Europe, who do not have experience in running an aircraft campaign with one of the three aircraft, to:

- Receive training;
- Perform some limited research;
- Gain an appreciation of the potential of atmospheric research aircraft.

Funding by the European Commission will allow about three campaigns per year on each facility over a three-year period, starting in 1996. Each campaign will be free of charge for the selected projects. This will include travel for one preparatory meeting, travel and accommodation for one or two scientists during a campaign, research aircraft flight hours and one post-campaign meeting.

To inform scientific teams about this opportunity, a kick-off meeting was organised in Villefranche-sur-Mer (near Nice) on 15-16 January 1996. Although participation in this meeting would have been useful in answering this announcement, groups who did not attend should seek assistance directly from one of the facilities.

This "Announcement of Opportunity" to participate in STAAARTE is being issued for the period from early 1996 to end-1997. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 April 1996. The Allocation Committee will meet in mid-May in order to select projects eligible for participation. The final decision will be given to the investigators at the beginning of June 1996, with the first campaigns expected to start during the last few months of 1996. A second announcement is expected to be made in 1997.

Source: European Commission, DG XII
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