Volcanic eruption in Tonga seen from geostationnary satellites

On 14 January, the Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai undersea volcano erupted and caused a tsunami. It flooded the coasts of Japan, the United States and killed two people in Peru. The eruption lasted eight minutes and was so strong that it was heard “like a distant thunderclap” on the Fiji Islands, more than 800 km away.On the […]


IUPAC website gets a new look!

IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) is the world’s authority on chemical nomenclature and terminology, including the naming of new elements in the periodic table, standard methods of measurement, atomic weights and many other critically evaluated data. The goal of IUPAC is to unite a fragmented global chemical community to advance the chemical […]


FAIR EASE: services for Earth observation

The recently selected European FAIR-EASE project is part of the HORIZON INFRA 2021 EOSC programme. This project aims to implement distributed and integrated services for the observation and modelling of the Earth system, environment and biodiversity in collaboration with user communities, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and research infrastructures. The project will implement a […]


AERIS participates in the EQUIPEX OBS4CLIM project!

OBS4CLIM (Integrated Atmosphere Observation System) is a project carried by 18 partners (CNRS being the coordinating institution) and which aims to develop the innovation of the three French components of the European Research Infrastructures (RI) in the field of the atmosphere: the research infrastructure ACTRIS, IAGOS, and ICOS. OBS4CLIM is the “atmosphere” EquipEx project of […]


Feedback on the ACTRIS actors and users workshop by AERIS

From 18 to 21 October, the ACTRIS-FR research infrastructure held its stakeholders’ and users’ workshop in Oléron. AERIS took full part in this event by leading several technical and scientific workshops and by coordinating the data working group (c. Boitel). The AERIS team presented version 2 of its catalogue to ACTRIS users. They led a […]


The AERIS catalogue gets a new look

On Thursday 7 October, the upgrade to the new version of the AERIS catalogue took place. This new version allows a better implementation of the FAIR principles (principles used in the context of open science to improve the ease of retrieval, accessibility, interoperability and reuse of digital resources) and allows a better interoperability between the […]


AERIS participates in the European RI URBANS project!

The project “Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial Areas” (RI-URBANS) is designed to develop and enhance synergies between European air quality monitoring networks and the Atmospheric Research Infrastructures ACTRIS, IAGOS (In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System) and ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System). It is funded by the […]


The multiplicity of forest fires around the world: how to observe them and measure their impact on the atmosphere?

Since the beginning of the summer, some 150 000 fires have been burning around the world, often driven by unprecedented heat waves.According to researchers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the planet will experience an “unprecedented” increase in extreme weather events. However, while the planet has so far gained about 1°C above the […]


IPSL’s ESPRI team awarded a Collectif Cristal Medal by CNRS