Overview Imprimer

ISARS was founded in 1981 as the International Society of Acoustic Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Oceans. ISARS organizes a symposium every two years on Remote Sensing and Associated Techniques of the Atmosphere and Oceans, with a particular focus on the Boundary Layer.


The 15th International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary Layer Remote Sensing (ISARS 2010) is  hosted by Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), Université de Versailles Saint- Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), and Ecole Polytechnique(X). The Symposium science program covers six topics:

  • Ground-based remote sensing Measurement Techniques and instruments

  • Retrieval and Analysis Methods and observation strategies

  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer Structure studies

  • Wind measurements and Wind Energy applications

  • Turbulence in the boundary layer

  • Surface Effects on Boundary Layer Processes, such as complex terrain, coastal environment, urban environment, effects on air quality.

The symposium is convened in six plenary oral sessions and two poster sessions at the Guyancourt campus of Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines and a series of field seminars at the SIRTA atmospheric observatory in Palaiseau, on the campus of Ecole Polytechnique. The oral sessions will give  an overview of current scientific and technical activities in boundary layer research, while the long poster sessions will provide ample opportunity for in-depth presentations and discussions on these topics. The field seminars will bring the participants closer to atmospheric measurements by a series of presentations carried out in the main field of the observatory.