About the project

ACTRIS-Switzerland is the Swiss node of the ACTRIS European Research Infrastructure Consortium

The ACTRIS network aims to deepen our understanding of climate change and air pollution by producing high-quality observation data on short-lived atmospheric constituents such as atmospheric aerosols, reactive trace gases, and clouds.

ACTRIS-Switzerland makes an outstanding contribution to this network thanks to its combination of advanced research facilities and its exceptional geographical location covering the central Alps.

Facilities

Contributing to ACTRIS with several exploratory platforms.

ACTRIS - CiGAS
CiGAS
ACTRIS - CARS
CARS
Jungfraujoch Facility
Jungfraujoch
Payerne
Payerne
Trace gas in situ observations in Beromünster
Beromünster
PACS PSI
PACS

Project Partners

PSI Paul Scherrer Institut
Empa
pmod wrc
Universität Bern
MeteoSwiss

News & Events

Stay up to date with our latest research news.

Eija Juurola appointed as the first ACTRIS ERIC Director General

The ACTRIS General Assembly was held in Vienna, Austria this week and it included yet another major milestone for the research infrastructure: the appointment of Eija Juurola as the first ACTRIS ERIC Director General. You can read more about this…

EarthCARE has been launched

The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) EarthCARE (Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Exporer) satellite was launched last night from California (USA). With four remote sensing instruments on board (an atmospheric LIDAR, a Doppler Cloud radar, a multi-spectral imager, and a broad-band…

The ACTRIS Science Conference 2024 was a great success

Last week the ACTRIS community met in Rennes, France for the ACTRIS Science Conference 2024. This was a special meeting for the community. It was the first conference since the ACTRIS ERIC was officially established in 2023, as well as…

PMOD-WRC is officially approved as a new unit of the ACTRIS Center of Aerosol Remote Sensing

It’s official. After receiving the approval of the ACTRIS General Assembly in November 2023, the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, World Radiation Center, Switzerland (PMOD-WRC) is now officially a new unit of the ACTRIS Center of Aerosol Remote Sensing (CARS). The main…