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The AERIS atmosphere data and services hub federates national atmospheric data management and scientific expertise activities. Formed in 2014, it encompasses four integrated and increasingly connected data and services centres (DSCs).

Atmospheric research covers dynamics, physics and chemistry. It also includes work geared more towards climate change research. The scientific community uses both models and observations from ground, satellite or aerial platforms.

All atmospheric research data—from ground observation sites, large-scale field surveys, satellites or laboratory experiment results—are stored, distributed and combined by the hub.

AERIS generates products from observations and offers a range of support services for data users, data survey campaigns and interfacing with models. It also offers support to scientists through a permanently open call for projects.

The hub comprises four data centres (ESPRI, ICARE, SEDOO and SATMOS) with a 40-strong team in charge of storing and managing data. It is also backed by expertise centres and laboratory networks for algorithm development and prototyping. AERIS is a key stakeholder procuring atmospheric data and services at national and European levels.

Led by Patrice Henry, the hub is governed by a Steering Committee, Scientific Committee and Executive Bureau.


Atmospheric physics | Atmospheric chemistry | Pollution | Meteorology | Climatology


AERIS data and services catalogue

AERIS in pictures

  • AERUS – GEO (image - 1 Mo)
  • Anthropogenic carbon monoxide (CO) measurement – AERIS
  • Calipso measurements – AERIS
  • IAGOS – AERIS (image - 1 Mo)
  • IASI, un allié spatial pour étudier atmosphère, météo et climat – AERIS (image - 2 Mo)
  • IASI+GOME2: production of ozone data from multi-spectral observations (image - 1 Mo)
  • Parasol – AERIS
  • Potential Vorticity (pvu) – AERIS (image - < 0.1 Mo)