2nd International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE 2017)

Event Type Conference
Start-End 10/07/2017 -  13/07/2017
Objective The 2nd International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE 2017) will be held at DLR, the German Aerospace Research Center, in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, from 10 to 13 July 2017.

The conference will bring together both operators and users of research aircraft working in support of a broad range of environmental research interests together with representatives of relevant funding agencies and equipment suppliers. Airborne research has significantly contributed to our understanding of important environmental processes in the atmosphere, ocean and on the land surface. The ability to continue and develop this role will depend on the airborne research community adapting to the challenges of a world of increasingly restricted financial resources.

The conference will review the scientific drivers for future airborne measurements across a broad range of topics in environmental science. There will also be sessions devoted to a range of technical and support issues that are concerned with developing the aircraft operators’ ability to address these science drivers.
Topics The program will include sessions addressing the following topics:

1) Science drivers for future airborne science missions
  • Airborne support to future satellite missions
  • Polar research
  • Atmospheric science
    • Clouds and precipitation
    • Atmospheric composition – trace gases and aerosols
    • Atmospheric dynamics
    • Air-sea interaction
  • Oceans, lakes and inshore waters
    • Primary productivity
    • Water quality
    • Mesoscale ocean dynamics
  • Land surface studies
    • Land-atmosphere interaction
    • Forestry
    • Agriculture
    • Soils and minerals
2) Organisation of future field campaigns
  • Access to airspace for measurement flights
  • Diplomatic and security restrictions
  • Coordination of multi-aircraft campaigns through separate funding streams

3) Developing future airborne science capabilities and platforms
  • Access to airspace for measurement flights
  • Diplomatic and security restrictions
  • Coordination of multi-aircraft campaigns through separate funding streams
  • Synergy of manned aircraft and UAVs
4) New developments in instrumentation and data
  • Exploitation of lightweight / low-power instruments
  • Unattended operation
  • Exploitation of real-time data for science planning, education and public engagement
  • Transferability between aircraft
  • Data formats and exchange – facilitating collaboration
  • Development of protocols for the conduct of airborne intercomparisons
Location Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich
Country Germany
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