The brand new Romanian Atmospheric Observatory - RADO was officially open on September 28, 2011.

Together with the Norwegian Institute for Air Research and 6 excellent research institutions in Romania ("Al.I.Cuza" University of Iasi, "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, National Meteorological Administration, University of Bucharest - Faculty of Physics, and "Horia Hulubei" National Institute for Nuclear Physics), and with the support of Norway Grants and National Authority for Scientific Research, we set up a modern observatory to study the composition, dynamics and physics of the atmosphere: new or improved buildings, new and upgraded instruments, and new or better trained scientists at the 5 stations in Romania.

The Romanian Atmospheric Observatory - RADO was officially open in September 30, 2011. Now, the Observatory open its doors for scientists all over the world offering trans-national access to infrastructure. In the same time, it opens a world of knowledge to young people and children, within its Science Center.

Based on a national network and voluntary association, RADO is today one of the contributors from the ground, unique as technology not just in Romania, but in South-East Europe too. Our measurements are collected by international networks such as EARLINET (European Aerosol Research LIdar NETwork), AERONET (AErosol RObotic NETwork), MWRNET (MicroWave Radiometer NETwork) and ultimately by GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems). Coming to this point, this story is a proof of the fact that, having all necessary ingredients (commitment, resources and partners), the recipe of success works for everybody.