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IAGOS for the GMES Atmospheric Service

Objective

IAGOS (In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System), one of the European Research Infrastructures (ERI) on the ESFRI roadmap and currently in its preparatory phase, is establishing a distributed infrastructure for long-term observations of atmospheric composition on a global scale from a fleet of initially 10-20 long-range in-service aircraft of internationally operating airlines. IAGOS will provide accurate, spatially highly resolved in-situ observations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and reactive gases, as well as aerosol and cloud particles, in fact covering the essential climate variables (ECVs) for atmospheric composition as designated by the GCOS programme (Implementation Plan for the Global Observing System for Climate in Support of the UNFCCC, 2010). With the CARIBIC container, operated aboard an in-service aircraft on a four flights per month basis as part of IAGOS, a much larger number of parameters are routinely available. This project aims to make these valuable in-situ measurements available to the GMES Atmospheric Service in both near-real-time (for the IAGOS measurements) and delayed mode (for CARIBIC measurements). The interface between GMES and the IAGOS and CARIBIC communities is established in work package two, which also includes work on the development of database and graphical tools to make the data availalbe for the broader scientific community as well. The near-real-time provision of data requires the installation of Real Time Transmissin Units (RTTUs) on the in-service aircraft, which is carried out in work package three. Work package four focuses on the harmonization and systematic evaluation of the data quality collected on board the aircraft, and work package five supports the development of four new instruments designed to measure atmospheric quantities on board in-service aircraft, as well as a study to investigate the possible modular redesign of the IAGOS system to improve its flexibility in the future.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2012-1
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Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 382 880
Administrative Contact
Petra Bauer (Mrs.)

Participants (11)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 284 751
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg (Mrs.)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 636
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Eberle (Mr.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 268 260
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sébastien Rolland (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 480
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Kindsvogel (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 275
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
€ 112 800
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Derker (Dr.)
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 127 413
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Van Velthoven (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
EU contribution
€ 208 440
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carole Matthia (Ms.)
HILASE FEJLESZTO, GYARTO, SZOLGALTATO ES KERESKEDELMI
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Berenyi Ut. 72-100
8000 Szekesfehervar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoltán Bozóki (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 24 840
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ariane Pohlenz (Mrs.)
ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 32 400
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.)