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1st HALO symposium:
Airborne Research with HALO: Achievements and Prospects.

March 14-16, 2017, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen

The first part of the symposium consists of a press event on the morning of 14 March, beginning at 10:00. Among others, the federal minister Wanka and DFG vice president Ertmer will take part at this event. Please join, because this is a very important outreach event for our HALO community!

Afterwards we host a scientific conference. You are welcome to present your HALO related research projects. Reports about scientific findings from HALO missions, instrument developments, modelling studies as well as campaign overviews, progress reports about ongoing works and introductions to future HALO missions are welcome.



Talks and posters will be presented in the following four sessions:

  1. Aerosols, Clouds and Precipitation
      Chair:  Christiane Voigt   |   Co-chair:  Manfred Wendisch
      Keynote:  Thomas Koop (Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Chemie)
  2. Transport and Dynamics in the Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere, Atmospheric Coupling Processes
      Chair:  Peter Hoor   |   Co-chair:  Hermann Oelhaf
      Keynote:  Thomas Birner (Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science)
  3. Transport and Transformation of Chemical Composition: Multiphase and Photochemical Processing
      Chair:  Martin Riese   |   Co-chair:  Andreas Engel
      Keynote:  James H. Crawforf (NASA Langley Research Center)
  4. Geodesy and Geophysics
      Chair:  Christoph Förste   |   Co-chair:  Maximilian Semmling
      Keynote:  Fausto Ferraccioli (British Antarctic Survey)


Symposium program

The scientific conference starts on Tuesday, 14 March, 13:30. Before, you are welcome to have lunch in the DLR cantina. You can register for the symposium on Tuesday 14 March 13:00-13:30 in the conference room. There you will get your name tag etc.

Session overview Symposium schedule
Oral presentations Day 1 (Tue 13:30-17:00)   |   Day 2 (Wed 09:00-18:30)   |   Day 3 (Thu 09:00-12:15)
Poster presentations Poster session (Tue 17:00-19:00)


Session and poster program in one pdf document: Symposium program..
Map of DLR Oberpfaffenhofen showing the relevant conference buildings: DLR Oberpfaffenhofen map..

In case you have any questions you are welcome to contact Jörg Schmidt.


Instructions for oral and poster contributions

The keynote presentations will have a duration of 30 minutes. For each other talk a timeslot of 15 minutes is reserved, with 12 minutes for the presentation itself and 3 minutes for questions.

There will be a joint poster session on Tuesday, 17:00-19:00. Please bring your posters in A0 portrait format. If you have other requirements regarding the poster size/orientation please contact: Jörg Schmidt.


Registration (until 6 March 2017)

Please register for the symposium via email to Jörg Schmidt, stating your name, institution, nationality and whether it is possible for you to join the press event.


Call for abstracts (now closed)

You find the Call for Contributions and a template for the abstracts at the HALO-SPP homepage or here here:

Please submit your abstract until 30 January 2017 to Jörg Schmidt, indicating your preferred conference session, and presentation type (oral or poster). The conference language will be English.

In case you have any questions you are welcome to contact Jörg Schmidt.



We recommend you to stay at the Bavaria Motel. It is close to the DLR. For detailed information, please contact Jörg Schmidt. A free bus shuttle from the hotel to the DLR (about 15 min transfer time) will be provided.


Important Dates

30 January 2017 Deadline for abstract submission
13 February 2017 Deadline for booking at Bavaria Motel
6 March 2017 Deadline for registration
14 March 2017 Start of the HALO symposium

Preliminary Schedule

14 March 2017 09:30 Arrival for press event - please be on time!
14 March 2017 10:00 Press event
14 March 2017 13:30 Scientific conference
16 March 2017 ca. 13:00 End of the HALO symposium




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