A data and expertise centre for atmospheric research
With the A-Train constellation of 5 Earth-observation satellites1 dedicated to studying the atmosphere and the water cycle, this stream of data is increasing.
The Icare research structure aims to provide shared access to these data so that the scientific community can exploit them fully.
Icare was set up in 2003 by CNES, CNRS2, INSU3 and USTL4, with backing from the Nord Pas-de-Calais Regional Council and the European Union, to create new momentum for the efforts of French laboratories studying atmospheric phenomena.
|Participants||CNES, CNRS, INSU, USTL|
|Localisation||University Lille 1|
|Objective||Collect and facilitate data exploitation on cloud / aerosols / radiation / water interactions|
1 Calipso (CNES/NASA), Parasol (CNES), Aqua (NASA), Aura (NASA), CloudSat (NASA/CSA)
2CNRS: Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, the French national scientific research centre
3 INSU: Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers, the French institute for universe sciences
4 USTL: Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille, Lille University of Science and Technology