The 6th IAGOS Instrument Package installed on an
A330-300 of Lufthansa
March 2015

The fifth IAGOS Instrument Package installed on an
A340-300 of Iberia
March 2014

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IAGOS AISBL received legal personality
January 26, 2014

IAGOS Instrument Package successfully installed on an
Airbus A330-300 of Cathay
Pacific, the first A330 in the
IAGOS fleet
August 2013


IAGOS Instrument Package successfully installed on an
Airbus A340-300 of Air France
June 2013

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IAGOS on the German Roadmap
April 2013


IAGOS success story published
by EC
July 2012


IAGOS Instrument Package successfully installed on an
Airbus A340-300 of China
Airlines, the first Asian Airline
June 2012


Lufthansa features IAGOS
June 2012

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IAGOS Instrument Package successfully installed on board
of Lufthansa A340 'Viersen'
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Past Events

Annual IAGOS-ERI Meeting
June 12 - 14, 2013 
Hotel NH Victoria Palace, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain                                      more ...

Annual IAGOS-ERI Meeting
June 18 - 20, 2012 
Hotel Höri, Lake Constance, Germany                                      more ...

Annual IAGOS-ERI Meeting
September 12 - 14, 2011 
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK                                      more ...

WMO/IAGOS Technical Experts Workshop on Requirements of In-Service Aircraft Aerosol Measurement Systems
March 22 - 24, 2011 
WMO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland                                      more ...

CARIBIC Container chases volcanic ash from Eyjafjalla eruption
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International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment, ICARE 2010
October 25 - 31, 2010 
Toulouse, France
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Annual IAGOS-ERI Meeting
September 29 - October 1, 2010 
WMO, Geneva, CH
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Annual IAGOS-ERI Meeting
October 7 - 9, 2009 
Airbus, Toulouse, F
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IAGOS-ERI Kickoff Meeting
September 14 - 16, 2008 
Kasteel Vaeshartelt
Maastricht, NL
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Photo Gallery now available
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Welcome to IAGOS

IAGOS is a new European Research Infrastructure conducting longterm observations of atmospheric composition, aerosol and cloud particles on a global scale from commercial aircraft of internationally operating airlines.

Who? – The consortium
IAGOS is organized as an International not for profit Association (IAGOS-AISBL) with its seat in Brussels. Members of the Association are leading research organizations, universities and weather services from Germany, France and the U.K.

Why? – The science
Global climate change represents arguably the most serious environmental issue facing mankind today, with implications for global political stability and the global economy. Reliable predictions of the future climate using climate models are central and fundamental requirements for determining future mitigation strategies. The use of commercial aircraft allows the collection of highly relevant observations on a scale and in numbers impossible to achieve using research aircraft, and where other measurement methods (e.g., satellites) have technical limitations.

How? – The technical approach
IAGOS-ERI deploys newly developed high-tech instruments for regular in-situ measurements of atmospheric chemical species (O3, CO, CO2, NOy, NOx, H2O), aerosols and cloud particles. The data will be available in near real time to weather services and COPERNICUS service centres.

For whom? – The users
IAGOS will provide a data base for users in science and policy, including near realtime data provision for weather prediction and air quality forecasting. It will provide data for climate models, including those used in the COPERNICUS Atmosphere Monitoring Service, and the carbon cycle models used for the verification of CO2 emissions and Kyoto monitoring.

IAGOS-ERI 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 Investigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container).
IAGOS has been on the ESFRI Roadmap since 2006. The preparatory phase for the development of the new Research Infrastructure was co-funded by the European Commission under FP7 (project IAGOS-ERI).


Last Update: 25.03.2015