ACTRIS – Aerosols, Clouds and Trace Gases (http://actris.eu/) – is the pan-Europe-
an Research Infrastructure that consolidates activities amongst European partners for
observations of aerosols, clouds, and trace gases and for understanding of the re-
lated atmospheric processes, to provide research infrastructure services to wide user
groups. ACTRIS provides access to its facilities, open-access data, research support,
instrument calibration and development, and training. ACTRIS consists of
- National facilities: Observation platforms (stationary and mobile) operated at thenational level, located both in Europe and other parts of the world, measuring withhigh precision and reliability the 4D-variability of atmospheric species, includingthose relevant for climate forcing, and the processes driving their life-cycle.
- Central facilities: In the preparatory phase: calibration centres, data centre, head office.
The ACTRIS framework as European Research Infrastructure and the current status of
various ACTRIS components will be discussed. Technical requirements for an ACTRIS
National Facility will be presented. This seminar will also offer an opportunity to discuss
potential contributions of Austria to ACTRIS.
Dr. Doina Nicolae, senior scientist at Remote Sensing Department, National Institute
of Research and Development for Optoelectronics, Bucharest, Romania, head of Ro-
manian Atmospheric 3D Research Observatory (RADO).
Member of the ACTRIS Council, coordinator of ACTRIS lidar calibration center and
coordinator of ACTRIS Romania
Dr. Alexander Cede, LuftBlick OG, coordinator of ACTRIS Austria
Where: BOKU-Met, Rectorate Seminar Room MENH-DG/41, floor D (top level),
Gregor-Mendel-Str. 33, 1180 Wien
When: Thursday, 14 December 2017, 15:00 - 17:00
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