The launch of SAFIRE-plus data portal

The revival of the French Airborne Research data site The Service des Avions Français Instrumentés pour la Recherche en Environnement (SAFIRE), a joint research support unit of CNRS, Météo-France and CNES, operates laboratory aircraft for the benefit of the scientific and technical communities. SAFIRE offers these resources and its expertise to users whose research covers […]



SATMOS and meteorological satellites An important part of AERIS’ meteorological activities is the provision of data and products from satellite observation. One of the AERIS Data and Service Centres, SATMOS (Service d’Archivage et de Traitement Météorologique des Observations Satellitaires), has been specialised since 1985 in the collection of meteorological satellite data and their availability to […]


AERIS takes part in the Sargassum chase

In frame of the SAREDA (SArgassum Evolving Distribution in the Atlantic) project, the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology (MIO), in collaboration with LIS, HYGEOS and AERIS/ICARE, has set up a system for monitoring Sargassum in the Atlantic Ocean using spatial data from NASA’s MODIS instrument. The objective of this project is the operationalization of a processing […]


AERIS partner in the C3IEL mission

As part of the future C3IEL space mission, the CNES has chosen to entrust AERIS with the operation of the French part of the data processing and distribution centre. C3IEL (Cluster for Cloud Evolution, ClimatE and Lightning) is a joint space mission between the French (CNES) and the Israeli (ISA) space agencies. It relies on […]


Recent progress of the AERUS-GEO project for global observation of aerosols from geostationary satellites

Over past years CNRM has developed with support from AERIS/ICARE the AERUS-GEO suite of Aerosols and Surface properties products (https://www.icare.univ-lille.fr/projects/user-driven-projects/aerus-geo/). Initially aimed at providing a daily averaged Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) from SEVIRI sensors aboard the MSG satelliteseries, the project is now about to provide retrievals of aerosol properties at 15-min intervals thanks to the new i-AERUS-GEO algorithm (currently under validation). Also, thanks to […]


Ground based lidar observation new product: water vapor concentration profiles

Water vapour is an essential climate variable involved in many processes, widely determining the energy budget of our planet. The profiling of the atmospheric relative humidity is therefore part of the parameters to be measured in the framework of the European Research Infrastructure ACTRIS. More and more French lidars have the ability to measure water […]