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JOYCE - CF Kick-Off Symposium



The symposium will launch the newly established core facility with an interesting scientific program and the opportunity to visit our facilites. All interested are welcome! The main goals of the symposium are to:

  • Celebrate that JOYCE has received the status of a Core Facility funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation)
  • Promote access to a highly advanced cloud and precipitation remote sensing monitoring system to the research community
  • Extend the operator and user community of JOYCE-CF by increasing national and international collaboration
  • Present the efforts within JOYCE-CF towards standardization of measurement configurations, calibration, quality control and retrieval development
  • Introduce JOYCE as a center of outreach for cloud and precipitation studies

Preliminary program:



Thursday, 12 OctoberFriday, 13 October
9:00 - 12:00: Advisory-Board meeting

9:00 - 13:00: State of the art research projects and the role of JOYCE - CF in national and international research initiatives:

  • Keynote speakers: Michael Frech, Volker Lehmann, Dmitri Moisseev, Alexander Ryzhkov, Dirk Schüttemeyer, Dave Turner
  • Scientists and PhD students from Universities in Bonn and Cologne

14:00 - 18:00: JOYCE - CF, a future research - infrastructure for optimized cloud and precipitation observation:

  • Its goals and instrumentation
  • Development of an atmospheric profiling site at Jülich
  • History of radar observations in Bonn
  • National and international projects and networks
  • Calibration facility
14:00: Guided tour to radar site
19:00: Joint Dinner

For registration until 31 July 2017 and any further questions and information please contact Bernhard Pospichal and Josephin Beer.