First International ALTIUS Symposium
Tuesday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 3
ALTIUS (Atmospheric Limb Tracker for Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere) is a satellite mission proposed by the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, aiming at the remote sensing of key atmospheric constituents at high vertical resolution. Its primary objective is the retrieval of ozone concentration profiles with a global coverage by the combination of limb-scatter measurements with solar, stellar, and planetary occultations. Secondary objectives focus on aerosols, NO2, H2O, CH4 and other trace gases. ALTIUS will be a component of the ESA/EO Earth Watch Programme. The symposium aims at the establishment of an ALTIUS community of partners and users, and is dedicated to recent scientific advances in satellite remote sensing, data retrieval and atmospheric research relevant to the ALTIUS mission.