ARISE Project

The "Atmospheric dynamics Research InfraStructure in Europe" or "ARISE" project proposes promoting, supporting and coordinating research in the field of the dynamics of the Middle Atmosphere through the establishment and operation of a distributed research infrastructure for long-term multi-instrument observations and modelling.


Infrasound IMS network and European infrasound network (atmospheric waves and inversions in the stratosphere).

LIDAR of the NDACC network (stratospheric wind and temperature).

The project will also use complementary stations including radars, wind radiometers and ionospheric sounders. It also use satellite observations.


ARISE proposes to provide a new 3D image of atmospheric disturbances in the troposphere, stratosphere and mesosphere. It includes infrasonic disturbances from volcanoes, thunderstorms, cyclones, up to large scale atmospheric waves as tides and planetary waves with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution.


ARISE measurements will be used for improving stratosphere-resolving climate and weather forecasting models, for monitoring middle atmosphere climate, for civil applications related to monitoring of naturals hazards such as distant non instrumented volcanoes.

Baumgarten and Fritts JGR, 2014


ARISE horizon2020
MESRI/XR Pictures
Elisabeth Blanc ARISE coordinator (FP7 - H2020)

ARISE received the trophy “Stars of Europe”

ARISE received the trophy “Stars of Europe” (launching horizon2020 website) from the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, which recognizes teams of researchers for their European commitment in the coordination of European projects.

EGU General Assembly 2023

AS4.9 Infrasound, acoustic-gravity waves, and atmospheric dynamics PICO

Since 2013 :

A session dedicated to “Infrasound, acoustic-gravity waves, and atmospheric dynamics” and partly to the ARISE project and related research is organized at the EGU since the beginning of the project (2013). This session is now a double session attracting many scientists involved in the study of the middle atmosphere and infrasound monitoring for societal applications.

Conveners Alexis Le Pichon, Patrick Hupe, Alain Hauchecorne, Elisabeth Blanc, Gunter Stober


Vienna | Austria | 27 April 2023 | 08:30–12:30 (CEST)

Contributions on recent studies characterizing infrasound sources or large-scale atmospheric phenomena and utilizing acoustic waves to probe the atmosphere are invited. Results and advances in acoustic propagation modelling and innovative instrumentation, which also encompasses the extension of regional array networks, are welcome. Contributions highlighting data products and services for civilian and scientific applications utilizing or supplementing infrasound observations are particularly encouraged.

Vienna | Austria | 23–27 mayl 2022

Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies

Le Pichon A. , Blanc E., Hauchecorne A. (Eds.), 2019, Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies: Challenges in Middle Atmosphere Dynamics and Societal Benefits, Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-319-75140-5, 1167 pp.