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In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System (IAGOS)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
Association
Location
Rue du Trone 98, IAGOS-AISBL, Brussels, PO: B-1050 (Belgium)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed
Coordinating Country
Belgium
Participating Countries
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2014
Scientific Description
It is a distributed infrastructure for longterm observations of atmospheric composition, aerosol and cloud particles on a global scale from a fleet of initially 10-20 long-range in-service aircraft of internationally operating airlines. IAGOS builds on the scientific and technological experience gained within the research projects MOZAIC (Measurement of Ozone and Water Vapour on Airbus in-service Aircraft), which was funded by the EC between 1993 and 2004 under FP 4 and FP 5, and CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular nvestigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container). IAGOS was initiated by FZJ, CNRS, Meteo France and Airbus, together with a growing community of research institutions and airlines. IAGOS provides a database for users in science and policy, including near realtime data provision for weather prediction and air quality forecasting. It provides data for climate models, including those used in the GMES Atmospheric Service, and the carbon cycle models used for the verification of CO2 emissions and Kyoto monitoring. IAGOS is a project on the ESFRI Roadmap of Research Infrastructures (RIs) of pan-European interest.

RI Keywords
Atmospheric composition measurements, Climate change, Air quality
Classifications
RI Category
Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
IAGOS-CORE

providing global coverage on a day-to-day basis of key observables

IAGOS-CARIBIC

providing a more in-depth and complex set of observations with lesser geographical and temporal coverage

IAGOS DATA PORTAL

contains the data from IAGOS and from the precursor projects MOZAIC and CARIBIC. Use of the IAGOS data is free for non-commercial users. Access to the data base is granted after registration and upon acceptance of the data protocol.

Access
Access Type
Virtual
Collaborations
ESFRI
RI is an ESFRI landmark
Date of last update: 28/05/2019
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