The main goal of the Remote Sensing Dept. is to strength the research and technological development capacities and set-up strategic partnerships with excellent research entities worldwide in order to produce and manage information on the environment.

Our team


Our team is composed of 20 researchers, 1 economist, 4 students (MS and PhD) and collaborators.  With a mean age of 38 and 45% women, the team is one of the most dynamic research group in Romania, involved in atmospheric physics. Apart from scientific work, we have strong links with academia,...

Research interests

Our research provides coverage of the fundamentals, methods and technology, as well as application of laser remote sensing and complementary techniques within environmental domain.

Atmosphere, water and soil are considered as 3-dimensional dynamic systems in continuous interaction, and investigated by use of remote sensing techniques in synergy with other techniques.

Active remote sensing laboratory

The Active Remote Sensing laboratory includes five lidar systems (multi-wavelength Raman, eye-safe scanning mobile UV mini-lidar, ozone, fluorescence) and a sodar. These instruments provide profiles of aerosol, ozone and organic matter, optical parameters and wind speed and direction. Optical...


PhD Doina Nicolae, physicist, lidar, head of Dept.

PhD Camelia Talianu, mathematician, programming

PhD Anca Nemuc, physicist, atmospheric physics

PhD Jeni Vasilescu, physicist, spectroscopy

PhD Luminita Marmureanu, biologist, data analysis

PhD Livio Belegante, engineer, lidar 

Eng. Cristian Radu, engineer, instruments

PhD Ioannis Binietoglou, physicist, data inversion 

PhD Simona Andrei, meteorologist, modeling and forecast 

PhD. Emil Carstea, engineer, lidar, passive remote sensors

PhD. Konstantinos Fragkos, physicist, radiative transfer, passive remote sensors

PhD. Dragos Ene, engineer, active remote sensing

PhD. Flori Toanca, active and passive remote sensors

PhD. Mariana Adam, physicist, active and passive remote sensing, aerosol optical and microphysical properties, water vapor

PhD Bogdan Antonescu, physicist, radar 


PhD student Victor Nicolae, engineer, programmer

MS Mihai Boldeanu, engineer, programmer

PhD student Alexandru Dandocsi, engineer, differential optical absorption spectroscopy 

PhD student Cristina Marin, engineer, spectroscopy 

Alexandru Tilea, economist

Razvan Pirloaga, physicist


EUMETCast is a multi-service dissemination system based on standard Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) technology.  It uses commercial telecommunication geostationary satellites to multicast files (data and products) to a wide user community.  Provides real time satellite imagery with 12...

Satellite imagery

Satellite remote sensing represents an important investigation tool of various parameters of the environment Is based on building spectral databases, global large datasets, refining validation, calibration procedures in multi-source, multi-temporal environment. The accelerating impact of the...

Passive remote sensing laboratory

Passive Remote sensing laboratory includes experimental IR & UV cameras for SO2 concentration, an 8-channels sunphotometer, microwave radiometer and real time satellite images through Eumetcast. Profiles of temperature and humidity are correlated with lidars data, as well as AERONET...

Scientific objectives

1. Development and improvement of investigation methods (active and passive remote sensing, laser induced fluorescence, in situ and laboratory) dedicated to environmental assessment (water, soil, air)

2. Experimental and theoretical research for the physical, chemical and optical characterization of environmental components and parameters

Fluorescence Lidar - FLUORES


Our fluorescence Lidar (FLUORES) is designed to detect measure and map natural Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM), oil pollution and photosynthetic algae in water. It is optimized for operation from onboard a ship, stationary platform or from a moving vehicle. The dedicated software of FLUORES can...

Aerosol Mass Spectrometer


The AMS combines mass spectrometric detection with particle time-of-flight in order to investigate the concentration, chemical composition and fine aerodynamic dimensions of aerosols. It is able to perform continuous monitoring of a complete mass spectrum, providing real-time size resolved...

Aerodynamic Particle Sizer Spectrometer


The Aerodynamic Particle Sizer Spectrometer is a high performance instrument providing measurements on aerodynamic diameter of aerosols and relative light scattering intensity. The instrument provides the diameter of particles using time-of-flight technique on 0.5-20 μm particles, measured in an...

Gas analyzers


The ambient monitors measure gas concentrations using classical methods such as the cross-flow modulated semi decompression chemoluminiscence method (for NOx monitor), UV fluorescence (SO2 monitor), non-dispersion cross modulation infrared analysis method (CO monitor), ultraviolet absorption...

Integrating Nephelometer


The Integrating Nephelometer provides long-term monitoring of air quality in ground-based and airborne studies. It continuously monitors the light scattering coefficient of airborne particles.

The nephelometer is an instrument that measures aerosol light scattering. It detects scattering...

DustTrak Aerosol Monitor


The DustTrak Aerosol Monitor is a portable laser photometer which provides real time digital read-out of particle concentration with the aid of an incorporated data logger.

The DustTrak provides a real-time measurement based on 90 degrees light scattering. A pump draws the sample aerosol...

Regional air pollution forecast model - MAP3D

Map3D is an information system for following air pollution episode and forecast in order to improve the regional air quality understanding and management. This tool is a permanent modeling system that provides daily forecast of the local meteorology and the air pollutant (gases and particles)...

Weather station


The WeatherMaster 2000 instrument consists of six integrated electronic weather sensors, an internal data logger, a solar panel, 2 meter powder-coated stand, automatic evaporation calculation and EasiAccess database and reporting software. The incorporated sensors record the measured parameters...

Mobile Laboratory


Water and Environmental surveys frequently require the analysis to be carried out in remote areas. The use of a well equipped mobile laboratory is often the ideal solution for the job. More and more they are becoming widely used, especially in developing countries, where accurate results are...

LIF laboratory


Laser induced fluorescence based techniques are largely non-destructive investigation methods, appropriate for laboratory or in-situ analysis of type / composition / degradation / purity of solid, liquid and even gaseous samples. Fluorescence signal analysis provides precise identification of...

In situ analysis laboratory

In situ analysis laboratory includes an aerosol mass spectrometer, optical and gravimetric particle counters, a particle size spectrometer, a three color integrating nephelometer, 33-gaseous compounds differential optical absorption spectroscopy system and point monitors for O3, SO2, NOx and HC...

UV depolarization eye-safe lidar - MILI


The UV depolarization eye-safe Lidar system detects Mie/Rayleigh backscattering from atmospheric molecules and aerosol particles.

The laser emission wavelength is UV 355 nm (20mJ) and the detection channels are 355 cross and 355 parallel. The laser pulse duration is 3-6 ns (at 1064 nm),...

Multiwavelength Raman lidar - RALI


The Multiwavelength Raman Lidar detects the Raman backscattering radiation from atmospheric water vapor, nitrogen, and Mie / Rayleigh backscattering radiation from atmospheric molecules and aerosol particles.

The laser emission wavelengths are 1064 nm (90mJ), 532 nm (50mJ) and 355 nm (60mJ) and...

IR-VIS aerosol lidar - LISA


The IR-VIS aerosol lidar detects the Mie / Rayleigh backscattering radiation from atmospheric molecules and aerosol particles.

The laser emission wavelengths are 1064 nm (up to 100mJ) and 532 nm (up to 50mJ) and the detection channels are 1064 and 532 nm. The laser pulse duration is 10-12 ns...