Atmospheric and Earth System Research with the Research Aircraft HALO                                                                                

           High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft (HALO)


11 December 2018

Call for proposals for the advancements of the scientific and technical infrastructure of HALO

Dear HALO community,

HALO completed the first eight years of operation with outstanding scientific results. Still, advancements of the capabilities of HALO are urgently required, in order to further develop the possibilities to perform world-class scientific investigations with HALO.

Therefore, the HALO consortium will initiate an approach to inquire additional, extensive funding to realize improvements of the scientific and technical infrastructure of HALO (e.g. combined certification of PMS-Carriers and BellyPod, Large Wing Pods, Liquid Cooling System). To prepare this initiative, you are kindly invited to submit proposals in the form of short abstracts. The projects should aim to serve a broader user community of HALO, thus being important for several instruments and/or various members of the HALO community. Furthermore, the budget of the projects should be above the expenses which can be conveniently covered by the annual budget for scientific advancements of HALO.

Please submit your abstract (100 – 300 words) summarizing your ideas to Jörg Schmidt until 28 February 2019. In May/June 2019 the HALO WLA (Scientific Steering Committee) will organize a workshop in Leipzig to discuss the submitted proposals. Based on the outcome of this workshop, the WLA of HALO will pursue the funding of advancements. In case of questions regarding this approach, please do not hesitate to contact

Jörg Schmidt
University of Leipzig
Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM)
Stephanstr. 3
04103 Leipzig



13 July 2018

Call for proposals for HALO DFG SPP 1294

The call for proposals within the framework of the HALO DFG SPP 1294 is now open. Here you can find all related information.

Deadline for submission: 19 October 2018

Update 19 July 2018

Call for proposals for HALO-related Summer (or Winter) School

The SPP Coordinators call for proposals to organize a Summer (or Winter) School for PhD-Students in the framework of the HALO-SPP 1294 to be performed in 2019 or 2020.

The topic should focus on airborne research with special emphasize on HALO.

The proposals should include:

• Topic, objectives
• Tentative agenda
• Lecturers
• Location
• Cost estimate

Deadline for submission of applications is 31 July 2018. Please submit your application to Anja Schwarz or Manfred Wendisch.

Decisions will be made by the HALO SPP coordinators until 30 September 2018.

Call for Proposals: Young Researcher Best HALO-Paper Award

Call for HALO related Topical Workshops

Deadline: 15 December 2017

First HALO Symposium   

Airborne Research with HALO: Achievements and Prospects

14 - 16 March 2017  | DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen

Call for Proposals

The HALO coordinators call for HALO related proposals of Topical Workshop for approved HALO missions (time period 2016-2019). Decisions will be made by the coordinators until 31 December 2016.

Please send your proposal (about one page) to Gunda Nitzsche until 31 October 2016 at the latest.

It should include: topic, objectives, tentative agenda, invited scientists, cost estimates