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In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System - European Research Infrastructure

Objective

It is proposed to establish a sustainable distributed infrastructure for global observations of atmospheric composition from a large fleet of in-service aircraft. This will be achieved by installing autonomous instrument packages aboard initially 10-20 longrange aircraft of internationally operating airlines. IAGOS-ERI will provide high quality in-situ observations of greenhouse gases and reactive gases, aerosol, and cloud particles in the tropopause region, which is not adequately resolved by remote sensing from space and, on the other hand is one of the most sensitive regions for climate change. At the same time, IAGOS-ERI will provide detailed vertical profiles in the troposphere, which are of paramount importance for predicting changes in local and regional air quality and its causes. The main goals of the preparatory phase are to prepare the legal and organisational structure and funding scheme for the new RI, to obtain the necessary legal preconditions for sustainable deployment of scientific instrumentation and near-realtime data transmission on in-service aircraft, insofar not yet achieved during the design study (IAGOS-DS), the coordination with the scientific and operational user community, such as WMO, AMDAR, ECMWF, and the implementation of IAGOS-ERI into the global observing system established by WMO-GAW within GEOSS. Technical work is required for bringing CARIBIC into routine operation, the deployment of very small instrument packages on a wider fleet of aircraft, and for cooperation with WMO-AMDAR for routine water vapour measurements.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 713 508,37
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg (Ms.)

Participants (15)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 626 813,44
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Patrick Mounaud (Mr.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 374 622
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Avril (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 160
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dawn Barker (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 171 130
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 229
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elke Dreweck (Ms.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 932,33
Address
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Jones (Mr.)
BRITISH AIRWAYS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Waterside
UB7 0GB Harmondsworth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andy Kershaw (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 216 033
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Bauer (Ms.)
DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Venloer Strasse 151-153
50672 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Waibel (Dr.)
ENVISCOPE GMBH, MESSTECHNIK FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 557 220
Address
Arnoldshainer Str. 5
60489 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Maser (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 763
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ariane Pohlenz (Mrs.)
ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 51 755
Address
Avenue De La Paix 7 Bis
1211 Geneva 2
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luckson Ngwira (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wilthshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tracey Henshaw (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Céline Bouhey-Klapisz (Ms.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 39 833,86
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Picot (Mr.)