ARISE Project

The ARISE project is a collaborative infrastructure Design Study project funded by the FP7 European Commission under the Capacities Programme. The ARISE project aims at establishing a unique atmospheric research and data platform in Europe, combining observations with theoretical and modelling studies, to elucidate the dynamics of the middle and upper atmosphere.


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

LIDAR of the NDACC network (stratospheric wind and temperature)

Airglow observations of the NDMC network (mesospheric temperature and waves) and other stations.

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

Infrasonic disturbances, thunderstorms, cyclones,tides and planetary wave


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.


3rd ARISE workshop in Grainau, Germany from 1st to 5th December 2014


volcano eruption
September 2014

Opening of the ARISE Data Center demonstrator

25-28 March 2014

Second ARISE Workshop at University of Florence

3-5 June 2013

ARISE training school at OHP

volcano eruption
February 25, 2013

Eruptions of Mt Etna

Meteorite Russia
February 15, 2013

Meteor explosion over Ural mountains