AEROSPAIN is a scientific effort of AEMET and GOA-UVa in collaboration with NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center) and PHOTONS (PHOtométrie pour le Traitement Opérationnel de Normalisation Satellitaire; Univ. of Lille 1, CNES, and CNRS-INSU) in the frame of AERONET (Aerosol Robotic Network).

Collaborations with other photometer/lidar networks:

  • CARSNET (China Aerosol Remote Sensing NETwork): CARSNET master instruments were calibrated periodically by Langley plot analysis at Izana Observatory. The joint collaboration between institutions has led to the development of different research articles.
  • GAW-PFR (Global Atmosphere Watch – Precision Filter Radiometer): AEMET and PMOD/WRC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the collaboration between the two institutions through data exchange and infrastructure sharing towards the transfer of AOD related traceability from the WMO-WORCC reference to Aeronet/Europe Masters.
  • Skynet (SKYradiometer NETwork):Collaborative efforts have been developed between SKYNET Europe and AEROSPAIN under WMO MLC activities (former TestBed) with the aim of following a multi-platform approach coherent with WMO strategies to ensure global homogenization of the current photometric observing networks, important for satellite calibration/validation and model assimilation/validation.
  • MPLNet (NASA Micro-Pulse Lidar Network): he presence of two MPL-4B in two AERONET stations belonging to AEROSPAIN: Santa Cruz de Tenerife (at sea level) and Izaña Observatory (2400 m), provides important additional information in the synergetic lidar-photometer approach, especially related to the lidar inversion and overlap correction.