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The CNR-IMAA Atmospheric Observatory (CIAO) is located in Tito Scalo near Potenza, Southern Italy. Currently, CIAO represents the largest ground-based remote-sensing station in the Mediterranean Basin and is one of the first atmospheric observatories in Europe. The main scientific objective is the long-term measurement for the climatology of aerosol and cloud properties. The observation strategy is mainly organized in order to provide quality-assured measurements for satellite validation and model evaluation and to fully exploit the synergy and integration of the active and passive sensors for the improvement of the atmospheric profiling.

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The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is a research and service agency under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The main objective of the FMI is to provide the Finnish nation with the best possible information about the atmosphere above and around Finland, for ensuring public safety relating to atmospheric and airborne hazards and for satisfying requirements for specialized meteorological products.

The Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) is a Belgian federal scientific research institute. Its main tasks are research and public service in space aeronomy, which is the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere of the Earth and other planets, and of outer space.

BK Scientific is an independent research and consulting company that provides scientific expertise and consulting services, including data analysis and software development to a range of clients. The focus of the services provided is primarily in the field of environmental and climate change science. BK Scientific also engages directly in funded research (e.g. via research grants) in the fields of stratospheric ozone depletion and climate change impacts.


EUMETSAT is a global operational satellite agency at the heart of Europe. Its purpose is to gather accurate and reliable satellite data on weather, climate and the environment around the clock, and to deliver them to its Member and Cooperating States, to international partners, and to users world-wide.


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The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an intergovernmental organisation formed in 1975 located in Reading, UK. It produces global numerical weather forecasts for users worldwide. ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. This data is fully available to the national meteorological services in the Member States. The Centre also offers a catalogue of forecast data that can be purchased by businesses worldwide and other commercial customers. The supercomputer facility (and associated data archive) at ECMWF is one of the largest of its type in Europe and Member States can use 25% of its capacity for their own purposes.


Lille1 is one of the leading science universities in France. Lille1 University is a State University, founded in 1562 by the Spanish. It became French in 1667. Louis PASTEUR was the first Dean of the Science Faculty in 1854. Lille University was, at that time, situated in the town centre.

In 1971, the Science Faculty and the different faculties in Lille moved to the new town of Villeneuve d’Ascq. The ICARE Thematic Center was created in 2003 by CNES, CNRS, the Nord-Pas-De-Calais Regional Council, and the University of Lille, to provide various services to support the research community in fields related to atmospheric research, such as aerosols, clouds, radiation, water cycle, and their interactions. ICARE's initial emphasis is the production and distribution of remote sensing data derived from Earth observation missions from CNES, NASA, and EUMETSAT. One of ICARE's main components is the Data and Services Center, located at the University of Lille, which develops science algorithms and production codes, building on the expertise from various partner Science Computing Facilities, and distributes products to the users community.


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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) combines the traditions of a renowned technical university and a major large-scale research institution. Engineering sciences, natural sciences, the humanities, and social sciences make up the scope of subjects covered by KIT. In high interdisciplinary interaction, scientists of these disciplines study topics extending from the fundamentals to application and from the development of new technologies to the reflection of the relationship between man and technology. For this to be accomplished in the best possible way, KIT’s research covers the complete range from fundamental research to close-to-industry, applied research and from small research partnerships to long-term large-scale research projects.


The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry is dedicated to the study of global cycles of essential elements on Earth, their interactions among the biosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and the oceans, and their interrelation with the physical climate system. It contributes to the understanding of how living organisms – including humans - exchange fundamental resources like water, carbon, nitrogen and energy with their environment, and how this affects and responds to global climate and environmental change.


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Since the 18th century, researchers and scholars at Maynooth have fostered a spirit of inquiry and scholarship rooted in the classical European tradition. Current research projects at the Department of Geography span climate change, global health, migration, historical and political geographies, creative cities and regional planning, spaces of activism, art and geography, sea-bed mapping.


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In 1990 the Met Office Hadley Centre was opened, creating a dedicated centre for research of the Earth's climate. It quickly established a world-leading reputation, producing pioneering research in the arena of climate change and providing vital advice to UK and world governments. The Met Office carries out a broad range of research which underpins all products and services from weather and ocean forecasting to climate prediction.


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The Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) is an independent non-profit research foundation affiliated with the University of Bergen, Norway. NERSC conducts basic and applied environmental and climate research.


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The National Science and Technology Laboratory (NPL) is the UK's National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available.


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The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the Dutch national weather service. Primary tasks of KNMI are weather forecasting, and monitoring of weather, climate, air quality and seismic activity. KNMI is also the national research and information centre for meteorology, climate, air quality, and seismology.


The Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) conducts fundamental and applied research on the international level, seeing potential in developing high-tech applications. It aims to create a synergy of technology, exact, natural, health and social sciences serving the development of the society.


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The University of Bergamo is a State University with about 16,000 students (undergraduates and graduates), and more than 300 PhD students. Its Department of Engineering was created in 2012, as a result of the renaming and reorganisation of the earlier Departments of Design and Technology, of Economics and Technology Management, of Industrial Engineering and of Information Technology and Mathematical Methods.

Research areas of the Department of Engineering are Computer-aided Design, Computer Science, Electronics and Electrotechnics, Energetics and Fluid Thermodinamics, Integrated Design and Industrial Plants Management, Mathematics, and Statistics.


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The University of Bremen is a mid-sized University with a broad array of disciplines. Its research profile is shaped to a great extent by marine and climate research in the natural sciences, engineers in the field of production and manufacturing technology, and the social sciences. These main areas encompass four collaborative research centers, the DFG Research Center/Cluster of Excellence "The Ocean in the Earth System (MARUM)", two graduate schools and several research training groups.


The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest university in Finland. It has repeatedly been ranked among world's top universities. The University of Helsinki aims to produce research of a high international standard in all fields. Research provides the University’s scholars with solid expertise to participate in the development of society and the business sector in various national and regional cooperation projects.