2-3 May 2017
CET timezone
Scientific programme (oral sessions) available ! Deadline abstract submission for posters: 7 April 2017 !


The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) is inviting you to the

First International ALTIUS Symposium

on May 2-3, 2017 at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium.

ALTIUS (Atmospheric Limb Tracker for Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere) is a satellite mission proposed by the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, aiming at the remote sensing of key atmospheric constituents at high vertical resolution. Its primary objective is the retrieval of ozone concentration profiles with a global coverage by the combination of limb-scatter measurements with solar, stellar, and planetary occultations. Secondary objectives focus on aerosols, NO2, H2O, CH4 and other trace gases. ALTIUS will be a component of the ESA/EO Earth Watch Programme.

The symposium aims at the establishment of an ALTIUS community of partners and users, and is dedicated to recent scientific advances in satellite remote sensing, data retrieval and atmospheric research relevant to the ALTIUS mission.


Brussels Grand-Place

Brussels, Grand-Place

We invite all symposium participants to take note of the list of scientific topics open for collaboration. It can be found here: Download