IAGOS is a new European Research Infrastructure conducting long-term
observations of atmospheric composition, aerosol and cloud particles on
a global scale from commercial aircraft of internationally operating
airlines. 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.
The Annual IAGOS Meeting is organised jointly with the Annual Meeting
of the FP7 project IGAS (IAGOS for the GMES Atmospheric Service), which
is conceived as a bridge between the measurements of IAGOS and the
needs of the user community, with a particular focus on the use of
these data by the Copernicus Atmosphere Service. Activities contained
within IGAS include database development, the development of tools for
satellite validation, the provision of near-real-time measurements, the
development and documentation of QA/QC procedures, and targeted
The public part of the annual IAGOS meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,
November 18th, where we plan to gather representatives of institutions
and companies involved in and supporting the operation of IAGOS. Main
objectives are to exchange information on progress, including
highlights of the scientific results, and to discuss plans for the
future development of the IAGOS infrastructure.
The Annual IGAS Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 19th.
Meetings of the different work packages of IGAS are planned on Monday