Dec. 2018: IUP satellite data show undeminished increase of CO2 concentrations also in 2018 (more...)
Nov. 2018: online course about air pollution with IUP participation (more...)
Congratulations to Evgenia Galytska, who has been awarded an Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award 2018 from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018 for the PICO entitled: ‘NO2 and O3 changes in tropical mid-stratosphere during 2004-2012 by means of a chemistry-transport model‘. More about Evgenia’s research interests and PICO is here.
PIP Summer School on Machine Learning
PIP Summer School on Machine Learning took place on 24-28 September 2018 at the University of Bremen and was initiated by the Postgraduate International Programme in Physics and Electrical Engineering (PIP) and organised by members of the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP), Ilias Bougoudis and Evgenia Galytska, and the Institute of Automation (IAT), Muhammad Abdul Haseeb and Maria Kyrarini. The major focus of the Summer School was set on supervised and unsupervised machine learning in Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science, Energy Systems and Neuroscience. This event brought together tutors from the University of Bremen, Cambridge University and the University of California, Berkeley. Apart from lectures, practical exercises, interactive sessions and group assignments, students also participated in the Open Discussion session, which included oral talks and poster presentations devoted to the application of Machine Learning in various scientific areas.For more information regarding the Summer School, please, see official PIP webpage.
IUP-Wissenschaftler analysieren mit Satellitendaten die Moorbrand-Abgase (mehr...) [79 KB]
Prominenter Besuch der NASA an der Universität Bremen (more...)IUP / AWI Blockseminar10 September 2018 (mehr...)
Wissenschaft persönlich Interview mit Dr. M. Buchwitz (more... in german)
June 2018: Bremen and Berlin scientists investigate Europe’s largest source of the greenhouse gas Methane (more...) [546 KB]
We regret to announce the death of Professor Arthur C. Aikin, Art, who had a long and illustrious scientific career at NASA and developed with the Institute of Environmental Physics/ Institute of Remote Sensing the retrieval of the metal atoms and ions layer from the measurements of GOME and SCIAMACHY. These metal layers result from the ablation of dust in the upper atmosphere and provide an important source of condensation nuclei for stratospheric aerosol and in upper atmospheric chemistry.
Obituary published in the Washington Post
Arthur Coldren Aikin, Jr., 84, a pioneer in space research who worked in areas of ionospheric physics, planetary atmospheres, and cometary structure, died September 28 at Howard County General Hospital of congestive heart failure.
Dr. Aikin began his career helping launch scientific sounding rockets in Algeria for the French Government before joining NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in 1961, and for several years he served as head of a NASA scientific branch involved in rocket exploration of the ionosphere and middle atmosphere. He went on to head multiple sounding rocket campaigns in the U.S. as well as Argentina, Brazil, Greece, India, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. He served as a consultant to the NASA lunar landing program, and as a scientific investigator on several satellite projects. A co-investigator on the Voyager planetary mission, he developed the first model of atmospheric species on Saturn’s moon Titan. As a scientific advisor to Senator Pete Domenici, Dr. Aikin assisted in drafting the amendment to the Clean Air Act that regulated ozone-destroying CFC’s. He lectured on ozone and global warming in Japan on a fellowship from the Japanese government, and taught courses at the University of Maryland and the U.S. Naval Academy. The author of over 100 scientific publications, one of Dr. Aikin’s papers is among the ten most cited articles in geophysics.
Following his retirement from Goddard, Dr. Aikin served as an emeritus scientist at Goddard. He was a research professor in the Physics Department of the Catholic University of America and also served as a consultant to Howard University. He was principal investigator of an Air Force project in cooperation with the University of Bremen in Germany.
Dr. Aikin was born in 1932 in Gettysburg, Pa., to the late Arthur C . and Kathryn (Bender) Aikin. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Jeanne; his daughter Kathryn Aikin (Daniel Gross); his son Jeffrey Aikin (Shelly Smith); his granddaughter Eleanor Gross, and his grandsons Jeffrey Gross and Oliver Aikin.
A graduate of Gettysburg College, Dr. Aikin received his Ph.D. in physics from Penn State, and served on advisory boards for both institutions. He was an elder in the Colesville Presbyterian Church, in Silver Spring, Md. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Scholarship Fund at Gettysburg College or to Colesville Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held at Colesville Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. on November 4, 2017.
May 2017: New initiative - Advancing Earth Observation Sciences: The Institute of Environmental Physics is actively developing a new initiative on Advancing Earth Observation Sciences (AEOS) to identify unambiguously and to assess accurately the impact of anthropogenic activity, natural phenomena and their feedback to the Earth atmosphere, cryosphere and hydrosphere in a changing world using satellite remote sensing, models and in the future swarms of small satellite. A draft concept for Clusters of Excellence was submitted in April 2017 to DFG in response to the call for proposals for the German Excellence Strategy (more...)
Euronews Knowledge: Prof. J. P. Burrows about the importance of tracking air pollution (more..)
March 2007: new homepage for aerosol-clouds (more...)
February 2007: PostDoc position available (more...)
February 2007: The SCIAMACHY Book. In summer 2006 the book describing the first very successful years of the SCIAMACHY mission had been published. Meanwhile it has been distributed in the atmospheric science user community, among management bodies and the public. The book was a common effort of many authors with DLR, ESA and NIVR providing funding for production and printing. More details on authorship, printing and publishing can be found in the imprint which is part of the editorial, table of content, forward chapter. The online version is available as pdf files. By clicking on an individual chapter in the table of content listed below the reader get access to just that chapter. Additionally the book cover is provided as a single sheet to illustrate SCIAMACHY's global view of the Earth's atmosphere.
December 2006: ENVISAT images open to to public via internet. MIRAVI stands for MERIS Images RApid VIsualization and it's a data-driven system for real time image rendering and quality analysis. Those images, though fascinating, are not suitable for scientific use. Scientists usually prefer to work with MERIS data products, which fully exploit the 15 spectral bands of the instrument, and which are generated with sophisticated algorithms. MIRAVI generates the images directly from the MERIS raw data (i.e. the Level 0 data), usually available within 2 hours from data acquisition, depending whether the raw data have been transmitted directly to ground stations, or first recorded onboard then transmitted to ground stations.
19 October 2006: The GMES Office Bremen (GOB) is a joint initiative of the IUP (University Bremen), the aerospace companies EADS-ASTRIUM and OHB, and the City of Bremen. The task of GOB is to prepare a GMES Service Center in Bremen. As a first step, the GMES Office Bremen is now online with its new homepage
05 September 2006: e-learning module "remote sensing of NO2" at the IUP
15 August 2006: This year’s William Nordberg Medal for Professor John Burrows
27 July 2006: newspaper report about the IUP (more...) [22 KB]
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 14.00 h: Prof. Wolfgang Berger (MARUM) is considering the question "The North Atlantic Oscillation: Are we asking the right Questions?" Seminarraum Ozeanographie, S 1290
June 2006: update of online access to Ph.D Theses of IUP-members, now starting 05-2006.
Monday, 22 May: Ph.D. Theses of IUP-members available online on the IUP-Homepage (more...)
March 2006: EuroNews Video about SCIAMACHY (more...) [2.982 KB]