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Initial Training for Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Objective

"This proposal brings together a group of universities, research organisations and high-tech companies from different disciplines (meteorology, geosciences, physics, electrical engineering, mathematics) with the aim to foster training and further development in the area of remote sensing of the atmosphere. The last years have brought a rapid development in instrumental techniques, i.e. lidar, radar, radiometry, that have great potential to monitor atmospheric composition and dynamics in unprecedented detail. Such instrumentation is urgently needed to address important topics related to climate change, numerical weather forecasting, and atmospheric pollution. Most prominently aerosol-cloud interaction as the single largest uncertainty in current climate projections requires the exploitation of emerging observational techniques to improve the parameterisation of aerosol and cloud processes in atmospheric models. Because today’s curricula do not reflect these issues, ITARS (Initial Training for Atmospheric Remote Sensing) aims
• to impart an in-depth understanding of instrumentation and algorithms needed to retrieve geophysical quantities and atmospheric applications,
• to foster the synergy of different sensors by bringing together experts from the individual techniques,
• to develop and implement pan-European courses on atmospheric remote sensing by exploiting new web-based techniques, and
• to close the gap between the specialized development of single instruments and atmospheric applications by training a new generation of scientists in academia and the private sector."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/mathematics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koeln
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 941 251
Administrative Contact
Sarah Henkel (Ms.)

Participants (8)

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR OPTOELECTRONICS
Romania
EU contribution
€ 379 996
Address
Atomistilor Street 409
RO77125 Magurele
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Doina Nicolae (Dr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 243 596
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 456 410
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Costa (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 478 655
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aldo Amodeo (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 201
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Reynolds (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 479 283
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Loes Janssen (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 626
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Peter (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 626
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina Gerber (Dr.)