Noaptea Cercetatorilor 2020


Cercetarea nu intră în izolare în 2020!

În data de 27 noiembrie 2020, porțile virtuale ale Institutului Național de CD pentru Optoelectronică INOE2000 se vor deschide publicului larg, în cadrul evenimentului “Noaptea Europeană a Cercetătorilor, Doing Resarch at Midnight in Romania DoReMi-RO”, finanțat prin programul H2020, GA no. 954638/2020 (

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ACTRIS Community / IMP Kick-Off Meeting

On 2-6 March 2020, Larnaca, Cyprus will be organized the Kick off Meeting for the project Aerosol, Couds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure Implementation Project: ACTRIS IMP. INOE is partner and coordinate an work package.

Progress Meeting - 94 GHz miniature network for EarthCARE reference measurements FRM4RADAR

On 3rd and 4th March, 2020 at the location of the Romanian Atmospheric Observatory - INOE (Magurele, Romania) will be organized the second progress meeting for the project FRM4RADAR: 94 GHz miniature network for EarthCARE reference measurements financed by the European Space Agency. 

European Aerosol Conference EAC 2019

On 25-30 August 2019 we participate to European Aerosol Conference EAC 2019.

More details here

ACTRIS RO meeting

Next ACTRIS RO meeting will be held at University of Galati, Romania on June 3-4, 2019

More details here

ACTRIS Trans-national Access

RADO is a new research infrastructure, now part of the pan-European infrastructure ACTRIS - Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure network. RADO offers trans-national access to infrastructure to research groups which intend to gain expertise in remote sensing. Please contact Dr. Doina Nicolae, for details.


Summer School on Science and Technology at Magurele 2018


The Summer School on Science and Technology organized at Magurele on August 30th - September 3rd, 2018 brought together researchers, teachers and highschool students.

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The Kick-off Meeting of the NATALI project is scheduled for 1st of April 2014, starting 09:00. The KoM will be organized at our location, with the participation of Dr. Bojan R. Bojkov, Head of the Sensor Performance, Products and Algorithms Dept., Earth Observation Mission Management Division, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA/ESRIN.


ITaRS Summer School 2014, Sep 08-17, 2014, Research Center Jülich, Germany

The Summer School on "Clouds and Precipitation: Observation and Processes" provides theoretical and practical training on clouds and precipitation (instrumentation, retrieval and processes). Participants will benefit from a hands-on training with the instruments from the JOYCE site.  


The week "Scoala altfel", Apr 07 - 11, 2014

As in the previous years, RADO is open for visiting during the first week of April 2014. Get your hands on science!



Regular seminars are held at RADO's conference room twice per month, on Wednesdays, starting 09:30 hour. It generally takes one hour, out of which 40 min are dedicated to the main topics, 20 min to news, announcements and discussions.


ITaRS Summer School 2013: Aerosol Remote Sensing, Processes & Applications, Sep 23 - Oct 4, 2013, Bucharest, Romania

The 1st Summer school of the EU-funded network “ITaRS - Initial Training for atmospheric Remote Sensing” emphasises on aerosols by providing fundamentals of atmospheric optics and observation. At RADO site, participants can get hands-on experience for a variety of instruments. Apart from the ITaRS fellows the school is open for 15 PhD students and young post-docs in the field of Atmospheric Sciences. The participation fee is €600, incl. scientific and social activities, material, lunch and coffee. Please send your application (motivation letter and CV) in a single pdf-file to  by July 30th. 


PostDoc position (Marie Curie) open

Applications are invited for a PostDoc position to work in the ITARS project (Initial Training for Atmospheric Remote Sensing), a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) within the FP7 programme. The job is available for 2 years at the National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Romania (, in collaboration with Politechnica University of Catalunia (Spain) and Raymetrics SA (Greece).

Research and training will be organized in an exciting European network, and will have in view the development of both professional and complementary skills.


Lidars and applications conference

The "Lidars and applications" conference will be organized at the Romanian Atmospheric 3D research Observatory on 5th of December, 2012. Signifficant results obtained in the last years by the Romanian lidar groups will be presented.

Program available!

Contact: Dr. Doina Nicolae,




AQUA-GRO 1st campaign was organized between 15 - 29 September 2012. Participating lidar stations: Athens, Bucharest, Oxilithos, Iasi, Timisoara. A medium Saharan dust outbreak was measured both in Greece and Romania between 23-25 of September.


ARSss 2012

The Atmospheric Remote Sensing summer school (ARSss) is organized by RADO and comprises training classes in the scientific modules introducing concepts, practice and caveats of the different instrumental techniques, algorithm concepts and the atmospheric processes. This year, the ARS summer school was organized at RADO center in Magurele, 21st - 31st of August, with a special focus on hands-on training. 




ChArMEx campaign is an European integrated measurement campaign to study pollution transport in Europe. A 72 hours continuous measurements EARLINET exercise was organized in the frame of ChArMEx, from July 9, 06:00 UT, up to July 12, 05:59 UT. The 72 hourly profiles from Bucharest lidar station were fed into the EARLINET's Single Calculus Chain, which was used to obtain in an automatic and homogeneous way optical profiles for all participating stations.



EMEP - PEGASOS campaign is an intensive European measurement campaign focusing on aerosols (EMEP) and oxidizing capacity (PEGASOS), both at ground level and in the altitude. The campaign started at 8th of June and ended at July 17. Bucharest station participated both with lidar aerosol profiles, and ground-based in situ aerosol chemical composition data.

PhD position (Marie Curie) open

Applications are invited for a PhD position to work in the ITARS project (Initial Training for Atmospheric Remote Sensing), a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) within the FP7 programme.

The job is available for 3 years at the National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Romania, in collaboration with the University of Bucharest, University of Cologne (Germany) and Raymetrics SA (Greece).

Research and training will be organized in an exciting European network, and will have in view the development of both professional and complementary skills.


New proposal under negotiation with EC

ITARS - Initial Training for Atmospheric Remote Sensing Network, FP7 - PEOPLE - ITN, Proj. no. 289923.


Intergovernmental cooperation with NTUA, Greece

Remote Sensing Dept. in INOE and Physics Dept. in NTUA (National Technical University of Athens) have initiated a new collaboration: Air quality assessment and study of transport processes along the axis Athens-Aegean Sea (Greece) and Bucharest (Romania) using Lidar techniques


Grimsvötn eruption 2011


After Eyja.... in 2010, another (smaller) Icelandic volcano errupted in 2011. Europe was not signifficantly affected this time. Nevertheless, our lidar was measuring. If not for aviation safety purposes, for scientific anyhow.

Eyjafjallajökull eruption 2010


An intensive measurement campaign with the multiwavelegth Raman lidar was performed at Bucharest lidar station during the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010, simultaneous with other EARLINET stations. Volcanic ash was present over Romania from April 17 until May 11, but higher concentrations (up to 100 micrograms per cubic meters) were measured on April 18 and 21, at an altitude range of 2 - 5 km.



Our multiwavelength Raman lidar RALI was participating to the EARLINET intercomparison campaign, Leipzig, May 2009. During the campaign, a complex procedure was developed and tested on the datasets submitted by each group involved in EARLI09. Our lidar system has passed the test for a threshold of 10% deviation from the reference signal, for all channels.