AERIS, data and services centre for the atmosphere
Research in the atmospheric field concerns themes such as dynamics, physics and atmospheric chemistry. It also includes work more oriented towards the study of climate change. To carry out this research, the scientific community uses models but also observations obtained on the ground, by means of satellites or airborne devices.
One of the challenges of this century is to make this data accessible to a large community, whether for research activities or commercial applications. To be useful, these observational data must be calibrated, validated and homogenized. It is in this context that AERIS is involved.
AERIS is made up around four data centres (ESPRI, ICARE, SEDOO and SATMOS) with the resources for collective data management, where around 40 people are involved. It also relies on centres of expertise and laboratory networks, which are essential elements of a data centre for algorithmic developments and prototyping.
AERIS, generates products from the observations, but also many services to help in the use of the data, help in campaigns, or interface with the models.
It has positioned itself as a key player in the provision of data and services at both French and European level.