General Information

The call for projects is continuously open, you can submit your project at any time by using the following form :

However, for your project to be considered by the next AERIS scientific board meeting, it must be submitted no later than the date below. If you cannot wait until this date, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at


The objective of AERIS is to assist research requiring access to atmosphere data. To meet this need, AERIS provides the community with pooled human and hardware resources and a continuous open call for projects.

Projects may include:

  • referencing or repatriation within AERIS of external data to complement existing data or enable new synergies
  • assistance with data processing and analysis (extraction, production of composite datasets, etc.)
  • development of extraction, visualization and analysis tools
  • systematic use of processing methods developed in the laboratory
  • requests for new products or services (e.g. products useful for model assimilation or validation, data distribution services, etc.);
  • integration within AERIS of an existing database
  • hosting and structuring within AERIS of a survey campaign or major project database

The resources allocated may be hardware, based on archiving and computing resources assigned to AERIS, or a combination of human and hardware resources.

Selected applications will be AERIS-accredited.


For a flexible and responsive procedure, the application may be relatively short. It must contain the information necessary for the AERIS scientific board to assess the project’s science value (justification and motivation) and the technical information to enable us to estimate the time required to accomplish it.

AERIS will assess applications in four stages over approximately three months:

  1. Review of projects submitted by the AERIS office, which appoints the data and service centre(s) tasked with technical appraisal and a scientific reporter.
  2. Technical and scientific instructions: the data and service centre(s) and the scientific reporter contact the project leader in order to specify the request (technical and scientific aspects) and gauge the workload.
  3. Assessment of the project by the AERIS scientific board
  4. Decision of the AERIS Bureau and communication of its response: the decision is taken on the strength of the scientific board’s recommendations and resources available

For significant projects, which can generally be anticipated, it is recommended that a letter of intent be sent as early as possible and even before finalizing the project. This will inform the AERIS management team and its scientific board to help with multi-year planning and, ultimately, accomplishment of the project.

Learn more

Project assessment guide