National Observatory of Athens


The Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) is one of the three institutes of the National Observatory of Athens, the oldest research institution in Greece. The main activities of the Institute involve basic and applied research in a number of topics in astrophysics, from distant galaxies to the solar neighborhood, as well as ground based and space-born remote sensing, earth observation and signal processing. The institute is also committed to outreach and science dissemination for the general public and operates a very popular visitor center in Penteli.

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Contributing instruments

Instrument PI
EMORAL mobile lidar Vassilis Amiridis
CIMEL sunphotometer Vassilis Amiridis
Microtops II aerosol and water vapor sun-photometer Stelios Kazadzis
Weather Research and Forecasting - WRF Stavros Solomos, Haris Kontoes
FLEXPART Stavros Solomos, Haris Kontoes
MSG-SEVIRI fire detection and FLEXPART smoke dispersion Stavros Solomos, Haris Kontoes
MISR Fragkiski Ioanna Sofiou
MODIS Fragkiski Ioanna Sofiou
CALIPSO Fragkiski Ioanna Sofiou

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CHARADMexp campaign is funded by the European Space Agency.

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CHARADMexp is supported by the BEYOND Centre of Excellence, in the frame of the satellite cal/val activities performed by the Centre. LIVAS climatology as well as the smoke dispersion and dust services provided by BEYOND will be validated through the CHARADMexp campaign.

ACTRIS provides support to CHARADMexp participants by offering access to the Finokalia research facilities through the Transnational Access activity of the Network.