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IAGOS for the GMES Atmospheric Service

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.
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Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Address

Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 382 880

Administrative Contact

Petra Bauer (Mrs.)

Participants (11)

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 284 751

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 180 636

METEO-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 268 260

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 144 480

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 115 275

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 112 800

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 127 413

UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III

France

EU Contribution

€ 208 440

HILASE FEJLESZTO, GYARTO, SZOLGALTATO ES KERESKEDELMI

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 117 000

LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 24 840

ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 32 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312311

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 649 681

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 175

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany