FAAM is involved in the EUFAR Summer School (STANCO) this summer.

School and Training on Aircraft New Techniques for Atmospheric Composition Observation (STANCO)
Cambridge, UK, 26 June - 6 July 2017

The main objective of this course is to provide an overview on measure­ment techniques, data analysis and specifics of the airborne measurements of species relevant in the atmosphere. Em­phasis will be on new instruments and emerging techniques for aircraft observations.

The lectures will include an introduction on atmospheric composition focusing on pollution transport, vertical distri­bution of atmospheric compounds and links between air pol­lution and climate changes. They will also cover the technical, engineering and safety aspects of airborne measurements. Subject to operational constraints, all students will have the opportunity to participate in a research flight on the FAAM instrumented BAe-146 aircraft. Data will then be processed and analysed with the support of experienced users of air­borne facilities

 
THROUGH THE STANCO TRAINING COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW TO:
• develop a measurement strategy and design a flight plan for an airborne campaign;
• use experimental techniques to study the atmospheric composition on-board aircraft;
• develop sampling strategies to measure trace gases and aerosols in the atmosphere;
• calibrate aircraft instruments and validate airborne measurements;
• use post-process techniques of airborne data.

 
Applicants: PhD students, post-docs & university lecturers (number of participants is limited to 20)
Fee: no registration fee
Travel & subsistence: 100% funded by EUFAR for selected applicants working in an institution established in a Euro­pean Member State or Associated State
Information & Registration: www.eufar.net/projects/education-and-training/

Deadline: 31 March 2017 - Selected participants will be notified by 30 April 2017
For information, contact: EUFAR Office - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.