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AGORA Aerosol Training Course: Characterization of atmospheric aerosol using in-situ and remote sensing techniques

Dates: June 12-17, 2023

Venue: Andalusian Global ObseRvatory of the Atmosphere, Granada, Spain

ATMO-ACCESS project supports innovative training and education activities related to atmospheric research infrastructures. It is crucial for the future success of European atmospheric facilities to ensure that new generations of researchers acquire knowledge and skills to take advantage of all the essential tools for their research. This training at AGORA Aerosol Training School is the first of three innovative  sessions to add the training dimension to Research Infrastructures using physical, remote, and virtual access. 

Course contents & learning outcomes:

The lectures provide fundamental knowledge in novel, advanced techniques for measuring aerosol properties, covering in situ, remote sensing, and laboratory-based instruments. This hybrid training course will be held face-to-face at the Andalusian Global ObseRvatory of the Atmosphere (AGORA) in Granada (Spain), including a visit to the Sierra Nevada station and hands-on training for some novel aerosol instruments. It is combined with remote activities the week before (1.5 h per day, 2 days) and after the course (3 h per day, 5 days). Interactive face-to-face lectures are planned from Monday 12th to Friday 16th June (8:30 – 17:30). All participants will obtain a certificate for their participation.

Results from the selection process:

Applications are closed. List of accepted participants can be found below:

N.Application IDFinal Decision
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Course fee, accommodation & meals:

The training course fee is 475 € per participant, including the coffee break and lunch at the course premises (from Monday to Friday) and accommodation in double rooms with breakfast in the UGR guesthouse. 


Invited lecturers are top-level experts from the ACTRIS facilities for aerosol in-situ and remote sensing measurements. Confirmed Lecturers:

Dr. Lucas Alados-ArboledasUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Andrés AlastueyIDAEA-CSIC (Spain)
Dr. Elisabeth AndrewsNOAA (United States)
Dr. Martine Collaud-CoenMeteoSwiss (Switzerland)
Dr. Ana del ÁguilaUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Oleg DubovikCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
Dr. Martin Gysel-BeerPaul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
Dr. Stelios KazadzisWorld Radiation Center (Switzerland)
Dr. Rohaifa KhaldiUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Anton LopatinGRASP SAS (France)
Dr. Griša MočnikUniversity of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
Dr. Francisco Navas-GuzmánUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Doina NicolaeNational Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics INOE (Romania)
Dr. Gloria TitosUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Antonio ValenzuelaUniversity of Granada (Spain)

Hands-on and scientific projects area going to be given by top-level researchers from the ACTRIS facilities for aerosol in-situ and remote sensing measurements. Confirmed researchers:

MSc. Jesús Abril-GagoUniversity of Granada (Spain)
MSc. Elena BazoUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Juan Antonio Bravo-ArandaUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Alberto CazorlaUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Ana del ÁguilaUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Luka DrinovecUniversity of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
MSc. Sol Fernández-CarveloUniversity of Granada (Spain)
MSc. Francisco José García-IzquierdoUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Yenny González RamosCimel Electronique (France)
Dr. Francisco Navas-GuzmánUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Daniel Pérez-RamírezUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Roberto RománUniversity of Valladolid (Spain)
Dr. Gloria TitosUniversity of Granada (Spain)
Dr. Antonio ValenzuelaUniversity of Granada (Spain)

More detailed information and the final program will be available at the following link:

Training course organizer:

The training course is organized by the ACTRIS Observational Facility AGORA-UGR. In case of any questions about the training course, please, contact Lucas Alados-Arboledas and Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado (, Andalusian Institute for Earth System Research.  University of Granada. 

Preliminary program:

Tuesday hands-on:

Hybrid Polar Nephelometer: measurements of a controlled aerosol sample

  • Dr. Antonio Valenzuela and MSc. Francisco José García-Izquierdo

Integrating Nephelometer

  • Dr. Gloria Titos and Dr. Alberto Cazorla

Lidar quality assurance I: depolarization technique

  • Dr. Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda and MSc. Jesús Abril-Gago

Polarized Imaging Nephelometer (PI-Neph) for advanced aerosol phase matrix characterization

  • Dr. Daniel Pérez-Ramírez and MSc. Elena Bazo

Thursday hands-on:

Cavity Ring Down & Trap:  measurements of extinction cross-sections of single aerosol particles

  • Dr. Antonio Valenzuela Gutiérrez and MSc. Francisco José García-Izquierdo

In-situ absorption

  • Dr. Luka Drinovec and Dr. Ana del Águila

Lidar quality assurance II: check-up tools

  • Dr. Francisco Navas Guzmán and MSc. Sol Fernández Carvelo


  • Dr. Roberto Román and Dr. Yenny González Ramos

Andalusian Global ObseRvatory of the Atmosphere:

AGORA, located in Southern Spain, includes the main site: UGR station (37° 9’49.21″N, 3°36’17.94″W, 680 m a.s.l.) located in the city of Granada

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