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Secondary photochemical reactions and technologies for active remote sensing of nocturnal atmosphere

Objective

The key objective of the “NOCTURNAL ATMOSPHERE” project is to carry out the coordinated transfer of knowledge measures between participating teams in the EU, in the Ukraine and Russia with the aim of restoring and strengthening scientific collaboration and of developing new partnerships for long lasting synergy, to enhance the level of scientific excellence of participating early stage and experienced researchers and technicians. The transfer of knowledge and achievement of intellectual “critical mass” will occur through performing joint theoretical exercises and laboratory research in the important and growing field of secondary photochemical reactions in the Earth’s nocturnal atmosphere and in development breakthroughs of active remote sensing technologies for night-time cartography of the Earth troposphere and stratosphere. The challenge is to create a unique instrument for ranging sensors on satellite, crossing night-time sky segment, with a combined laser&white light beam from the Earth. The project participants have high scientific qualification and relevant theoretical and experimental experience and specific technical skills to achieve progress in research on the nocturnal atmosphere. The joint efforts will work synergistically to amplify their knowledge and skills. The staff exchange and secondments will include both a team doing research on specific work packages and a transfer of knowledge component consisting of seminars, workshops and summer schools which will ensure effective dissemination of results and foster interactions amongst the young researchers and PhD students. They will be mentored by and intensively exposed to a culture of international collaborative research.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry/photochemistry
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Latvia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 123 500
Administrative Contact
Arnolds Ubelis (Dr.)

Participants (2)

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 58 900
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer (Dr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Wagner (Prof.)