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. ICARE is one of the 4 centers of AERIS, the French Data Infrastructure for Atmosphere created in 2014. For all questions regarding the data access, the services, the registration process, a feedback on our website content or just a comment, please feel free to contact us using the link below:
Advancement of POLarimetric Observations (APOLO-2022) Third Conference
APOLO-2022 is the 3rd in an international series of conferences devoted to the use of light polarization for remote sensing. It will be held August 9-12, 2022 in Silver Spring, MD, USA. The primary topic is remote sensing with light polarization, including, but not limited to: advances in the theory of polarimetric remote sensing, scattering […]
Release of V2.00 Lidar Level 2 PSC mask
The CALIPSO mission team, in collaboration with the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center, announces the release of a new daily CALIOP Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Cloud (PSC) Mask Product: CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Standard-V2-00 The CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Cloud data product ensemble describes the spatial distribution, optical properties, and composition of […]
ICARE Under The Hood
As many of our users have likely noticed, ICARE services have gone through several interruptions and maintenance operations these past weeks. Although regular and planned maintenance are part of the normal life of a data center, a combination of required significant system upgrades, major infrastructure renovation and unexpected hardware failures have combined to create a […]
Eruption of La Soufrière volcano in Saint-Vincent April 9, 2021
La Soufrière volcano in Saint-Vincent Island in the Antilles erupted April 9, 2021 at 12:45 UTC. That violent explosive eruption produced a huge ash plume that rose up to 19 km altitude. Thick ash fallout covered some areas of the island, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. The volcano kept discharging ash ininterruptedly until April […]
AERIS partner in the C3IEL mission
As part of the future C3IEL space mission, the CNES has chosen to entrust AERIS with the operation of the French part of the data processing and distribution centre. C3IEL (Cluster for Cloud Evolution, ClimatE and Lightning) is a joint space mission between the French (CNES) and the Israeli (ISA) space agencies. It relies on […]
Satellites reveal the spread of Sargassum across the Atlantic
Multum Sargassum! In the frame of the SAREDA (SArgassum Evolving Distribution in the Atlantic) project, the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) and the AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center implemented a system that monitors Sargassum in the Atlantic from space using observations from NASA’s MODIS instrument. Sargassum (Sargassum fluitans et natans species) are pelagic algae, i.e. they grow in […]
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