Clouds and Aerosols Profiling in support of ESA’s sentinel 4 and 5 missions



Summer School "Atmospheric Remote Sensing" (10-15 November 2014)

On 10 - 15 November 2014 was organized "Atmospheric Remote Sensing" ARSS Summer School. The event was held at the Hotel Silva, Busteni, Romania and were invited to participate members of the entire scientific community in the field of remote sensing from Romania. At the event participated  31 people (22 students graduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students) from 8 institutions: five universities (University of Bucharest, Polytechnica University of Bucharest, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, Al . Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Politehnica University Timisoara), 2 research institutes (National Institute of R & D for Optoelectronics INOE 2000 and National Institute for R & D Aerospace "Elie Carafoli") and a private company (Enviroscopy SRL).

EMEP (Jan-Feb 2013) international campaign

During 11 January - 8 February 2013 was carried out  ACTRIS - EMEP campaign, an international  intensive measurements campaign which had the object to study aerosols and their oxidation capacities, both at ground level and altitude. INOE was involved in this campaign as an active remote sensing ACTRIS station. For this campaign were used both multichannel Raman lidar system (RALI) and aerosol mass spectrometer (C-ToF AMS).


lidar and AMS quicklooks here

ACTRIS ACSM (June 2012 - May 2013) international campaign

The aim of ACTRIS international project is to study the variability of aerosol composition but also their interaction processes. In order to achieve this objective are organized intensive campaigns for CHEMICAL AEROSOL MONITOR-ACSM measurements. INOE station performed measurements using Aerosol Mass Spectrometer-AMS and for this used data format and the algorithm for data processing and calibration protocols supported within ACTRIS.


lidar quicklooks here

Atmospheric Remote Sensing summer school ARSss

ARSss 2013

During September 23 - October 4  2013, was organized in Bucharest, Romania ARSss in the framework of ITaRS - Initial Training for Atmospheric Remote Sensing Network (FP7 - PEOPLE - ITN, Project number 289923 )

The 1st Summer school of the EU-funded network “ITaRS - Initial Training for atmospheric Remote Sensing” emphasises on aerosols by providing fundamentals of atmospheric optics and observation took place at RADO site,  where participants got hands-on experience for a variety of instruments (lidar, sun photometer, IR and UV spectroscopy, DOAS, microwave radiometer, sodar and in-situ sensors). Beside the teachers that presented very interesting lectures PhD students also participated to instrument demonstrations that were moderated by industrial partners. Participants calibrated and intercompared  different instruments and assess the atmospheric situations in terms of boundary layer dynamics, transport, pollution and cloud formation.

This Summer school was primarily for young researchers who want to improve their theoretical and practical skills of working with instruments. Was also organized a campaign for small groups (8 PhD), each under the supervision of an ITaRS expert. In addition, the school provided the opportunity for participants to expand their network in atmospheric sciences.

 ARSss 2014

In September 2014, ARSss will be organized at RADO, in the framework of CAPESA - Clouds and Aerosols Profiling in support of ESA’s sentinel 4 and 5 missions (STAR 2012, Project number 38).

The summer school will include a filed campaign focusing on aerosol and clouds, as measured by ground-based instruments (lidars and in situ operated by INOEat RADO) and airborne (CAPS operated by INCAS, on board of ATMOSLAB).

GMES workshop on atmospheric remote sensing

GMES workshop focusing on atmospheric remote sensing techniques will be hosted by INCAS in June 2015. The topics will cover active and passive remote sensing, ground-based, airborne and satellite, from new technological developments to new retrieval algorithms. We plan a significant international participation, and plenary sessions which could contribute to the rapprochement of the two still distinct scientific communities (satellite imagery and lidar), and by this to a real exchange of experience.