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CAMPAIGNS

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

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    1995 - 2021

    SnowSum

    The SnowSum experiment is designed to support the development of future concepts to monitor the cryosphere.

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    2018 - 2019

    FIRMOS

    In preparation of the Earth Explorer 9 FORUM mission, a new facility named FIRMOS (Far-Infrared Radiation Mobile Observation System) has been developed for field applications from both ground-based and airborne platforms to check with real measurements the sounding capability provided by FIR observations.

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    2018

    Sentinel-3 OLCI Tandem 2018

    In 2018, a tandem campaign was conducted between the Sentinel-3A and 3B satellites to help test the future FLEX mission.

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    2018

    WindVal III

    The objectives the WindVal III campaign were derived from results, experience and lessons learnt of the last airborne campaigns in 2009, 2015 and 2016.

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    2016

    EPATAN 2016

    The main scientific objectives of EPATAN 2016 (Earthcare PrepAraTion cAmpaigN) were derived from the scientific objectives of EarthCARE.

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    2016

    WindVal II

    The objectives for the WindVal II campaign in 2016 were derived from the results, experience and lessons learnt from these last airborne campaigns in 2009 and 2015.

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    2016

    GWEX

    The aim of this study was to perform Gravity Wave (GW) observations with the airborne IRLI GLORIA on board of HALO. In this way for a first time 3-D tomographic reconstructions of mesoscale GW events in the lower stratosphere were taken.

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    2015 - 2016

    AROMAT-II

    This campaign covers the fields of atmospheric composition: NO2, SO2, aerosols, over Romania (Bucharest and Turceni) and Germany (Berlin).

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    2015

    AirScatterGNSS

    In this project an Airborne Wind Vector Scatterometer (AWVS) system was designed and built for measurements of sea surface backscattering from an aircraft.

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    2015

    WindVal I

    The objectives of the WindVal 1 campaign in 2015 were derived from results, experience and lessons learnt from the previous airborne campaign in 2009.

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    2014

    AROMAT-I

    The main objective of this AROMAT-I campaign was to test newly developed airborne sensors and to evaluate their capabilities as validation tools for future air quality space borne sensors, in particular TROPOMI.

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    2014

    CHARADMexp

    The ESA CHARADMExp campaign focuses on marine and marine-dust aerosol mixture characterisation.

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    2014

    COMEX

    The COMEX campaign supports the mission definition of CarbonSat and HyspIRI by providing representative airborne remote sensing data ‐ MAMAP for CarbonSat.

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    2012

    C-MAPExp

    The C‐MAPExp campaign was planned and executed to support the demonstration of CarbonSat capabilities.

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    2011

    ESSenCe

    The ESA Sounder Campaign 2011 (ESSenCe) conducted field measurements utilising the high-altitude research aircraft Geophysica to quantify processes that control the composition and structure of the mid to upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.

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    2009 - 2010

    PremierEX

    The campaign was based in the Arena Arctica in Kiruna (Sweden). The science campaign has addressed the science objectives and was part of the airborne campaign of the EU project RECONCILE.

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    2008

    DESIREX 2008

    DESIREX 2008 (Dual-use European Security IR Experiment 2008) was conceived as an experimental campaign in the city of Madrid (Spain).

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    2007

    CEFLES2

    The objective of the CEFLES2 campaigns was to provide key reference data and background knowledge for the preparatory phases of the Sentinel‐2 and FLEX missions.

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    2005

    BACCHUS-DOC

    The BACCHUS-DOC Radar and Optical Campaign was an area mapping project of vineyards near Frascati (Italy). ESA required high resolution geo-referenced airborne SAR data of different wavelength and polarisation (preferably polarimetric).

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    2002 - 2005

    WALEX

    The objective of the airborne campaign Water Vapour Lidar Experiment (WALEX) is to collect valuable data to provide representative lidar measurements of water vapour and aerosol properties in different climatic zones.

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