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Planetology

Low pressure wind tunnel facilities in Aarhus

These facilities are accessible to the scientific community for collaborative research and also to Industry, including space agencies (e.g. ESANASA). A broad range of research topics are supported including Planetology, Volcanology, Meteorology and the study of Aerosols. These activities are financially supported by several European networks (EU);

We are a member of EUROPLANET 2024 RI, an EU funded European planetology network. Here we are a Europlanet TA laboratory facility (trans-national access facility TA2) as well as offering field site access to Greenland (TA1). Europlanet 2024 RI has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871149.

We are also a member of the European ROADMAP project: ROle and impAct of Dust and clouds in the Martian AtmosPhere: from lab to space. This is a multi-national, cross-disciplinary program focused on expanding our understanding the Martian environment through a combination of laboratory experiments, observations from space and modelling of dust and water transport through the planet’s atmosphere. The ROADMAP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004052.

Finally, we are also members of the EUROPLANET SOCIETY and coordinate the Northern Hub of Society which includes Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

We were previously members of EUROPLANET 2020 RI  and an EU funded volcanology network VERTIGO

For more information regarding access to this facility, including funded access, please contact Jonathan Merrison or Jens Jacob Iversen.