address: AVENUE DE PARIS 73
|Nazionalità Coordinatore||France [FR]|
|Totale costo||232˙904 €|
|EC contributo||75˙000 €|
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research infrastructures
|Anno di inizio||2010|
|Periodo (anno-mese-giorno)||2010-01-01 - 2010-11-30|
address: AVENUE DE PARIS 73
|FR (SAINT MANDE CEDEX)||coordinator||75˙000.00|
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'For the 10th anniversary of the European network of instrumented aircraft for research in environmental and geo-science, an international conference will be organized in Toulouse at the Météo-France conference centre during the last week of October 2010. All scientists involved in airborne research will be invited to exchange knowledge and experience and contribute to a forward-look on user requirements and operators’ development strategy. There will be a special focus on open access to airborne research infrastructures, joint development of a heavy-payload and long endurance aircraft, availability of a stratospheric aircraft in Europe and the development of UAS for environmental research.
Following the scientific conference, the Supporting Activity aims to organize an exhibit of research aircraft, where decision makers will be informed of the recommendations from the meeting on the future of airborne geo-science. They will also be able to inspect research aircraft from both Europe and the US, to witness inter-calibration flight experiments, and to debate the benefits of open access and the constitution of a sustainable structure for the coordination of the European fleet.
The first day of the aircraft exhibition will be reserved for institutions and professionals and the second and third days will be open to the public. With most of the international research aircraft based at the airport for three days, the operators will benefit, for the first time, from an opportunity to inter-calibrate their measurement systems. SMEs involved in airborne equipment will be invited to advertise their most sophisticated products and know-how, and they will reach a very large collection of aircraft operators and academic laboratories involved in airborne measurements. Finally the public, by visiting instrumented aircraft on the ground and observing real research flights, will better understand the rationale for the development of cutting edge research infrastructures.'
The measurements made by atmospheric research aircrafts provide unique and extremely valuable data to scientists monitoring climate change. The ICARE-2010 project team organised an international conference on airborne research for the environment.
Climate change and environmental pollution are global issues that attract considerable attention from economists, policymakers, politicians and the general public. The first International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE-2010) was organised in 2010 for all scientists involved in airborne research to exchange experiences. The goal of the 'International conference on airborne research for the environment' (ICARE-2010) project was to connect geo-scientists with engineers, policymakers and the public.
Project members organised the meeting, converted hangars to set up stands, arranged for meeting rooms, aircrafts and instruments, and then installed the aircraft static exhibition on the airport tarmac. They also arranged inter-calibration flights with the regional Air Traffic Control (ATC) authorities to normalise geo-science equipment. The team established real-time video and data links between the aircraft and the airport to display real-time data from the geo-science experiment.
This meeting proved particularly useful for visitors from countries with no research aircraft in geo-science. The aircraft operators benefited for the first time from a unique opportunity to inter-calibrate their systems. Academic experts in airborne measurements had an ideal opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences for good practice in the organisation of their expert workshops. The conference could also be beneficial to the general public visiting instrumented aircraft on the ground and observing real research flights to get a better understanding of the cutting-edge research in geo-science.