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WMO

World Meteorological Organization : the specialized agency of the UN in charge of meteorology and hydrology

Synonyms - OMM
ULiSSE

Unité de Logistique Internationale – Services et Soutien aux Expériences - the department of CNRS for international logistics supporting experiments, partner of SAFIRE for external operations.

Synonyms - ULISSE
UFT-UPS

Toulouse federal university - Universtié Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

Synonyms - UPS, ups, Université Paul Sabatier
Terriscope

Projet Terriscope

TAS

Thales-Alenia Space

SKIM

Sea surface Kinematics Multiscale monitoring

SAFIRE

The French facility for airborne research : Service des Avions Français Instrumentés pour la Recherche en Environnement

Synonyms - Safire, safire
Piper Aztec

Research aircraft used by Safire

Synonyms - Piper-Aztec, Piper, PA23, Aztec, F-BLEB, BLEB
Paola Formenti

Inter-university Laboratory of Atmospheric Systems : Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques, LISA, UMR CNRS 7583, Université Paris Est Créteil et Université Paris Diderot, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Créteil

ONM

Office National Météorologique, the French National Met Service before 1945

Onera

Office nationale d'études et de recherches aéronautiques et spatiales

OCO-2

Satellite for the observation of carbon

MicroCarb

MicroCarb is designed to map sources and sinks of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the most important greenhouse gas—on a global scale. The mission is currently in the development phase, with launch of a microsatellite planned for 2020.

Météo-France

the French national meteorological service

Synonyms - Meteo-France, Météo France, METEO FRANCE, meteo-france
Merlin

French-German satellite to be launched in 2021 (MERLIN : MEthane Remote sensing LIdar Mission)

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