First HALO Symposium   

Airborne Research with HALO: Achievements and Prospects

14 - 16 March 2017  | DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen

The first part of the symposium constitutes a press event on the morning of 14 March 2017. The federal minister Johanna Wanka and DFG president Peter Strohschneider will take part at this event. Please join because this is a very important outreach event for our HALO community!

Afterwards we host a scientific conference. You are welcome to present your HALO related research projects. Reports about scientific findings from HALO missions , instrument developments, modelling studies as well as campaign overviews, progress reports about ongoing works and introductions to future HALO missions are welcome.    


Talks and posters will be presented in the following four Sessions:

Aerosols, Clouds and Precipitation

Chairperson:      Christiane Voigt;              Co-Chair: Manfred Wendisch
Keynote:             Thomas Koop (Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Chemie)

Transport and Dynamics in the Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere,           Atmospheric Coupling Processes

Chairperson:      Peter Hoor;                       Co-Chair: Hermann Oelhaf
Keynote:             Thomas Birner (Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science)

C  Transport and Transformation of Chemical Composition: Multiphase       and Photochemical Processing

Chairperson:      Martin Riese;                    Co-Chair: Andreas Engel
Keynote:             James H. Crawforf (NASA Langley Research Center)

Geodesy and Geophysics

Chairperson:      Christoph Förste;             Co-Chair: Maximilian Semmling
Keynote:             Fausto Ferraccioli (British Antarctic Survey)

The keynote presentations will have a duration of 30 minutes. For each other talk a timeslot of 15 minutes is reserved, with 12 minutes for the presentation itself and 3 minutes for questions. We will have a joint poster session on Tuesday. Please bring your posters in A0 portrait format. If you have other requirements regarding the poster size/ orientation please contact

The schedule of the symposium

Schedule.pdf (62.49KB)

Day1.pdf (63.33KB)

Day2.pdf (74.4KB)

Day3.pdf (62.49KB)

Poster.pdf (73.02KB)

                                                                                                                             Please register for the symposium until 6 March 2017 via email to, stating your name, institution, nationality and whether it is possible for you to join the press event.


We recommend you to stay at the Bavaria Motel in Munich Freiham ( It is close to the DLR. A free bus shuttle from the hotel to the DLR (about 15 min transfer time) will be provided.For detailed information, please contact Jörg Schmidt.  


Important Dates

30 January         Deadline for abstract submission

13 February       Deadline for booking at Bavaria Motel

6   March            Deadline for registration

14 March            Start of the HALO symposium


In case you have any questions you are welcome to contact Jörg Schmidt.


NAWDEX and W2W Topical Workshop

8 - 10 March 2017, Munich


International Workshop "Airborne Geodesy and Geophysics with Focus on Polar Application"

19 to 21 April 2017, Dresden


Topical workshop "Transport and transformation of pollutants from European and Asian Major population centres (TEAM)"

14 - 16 February 2017, Bremen


CoMet Topical Workshop

30 Nov. - 2 Dec. 2016 ,                                                                                    German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen  


HALO Colloquium                                                                                                   19 - 20 September 2016                                                                                 Presentation of new HALO missions for the time period 2019-2022. 

AGENDA HALO Colloquium
HALO Kolloquium Leipzig.pdf (369.13KB)
AGENDA HALO Colloquium
HALO Kolloquium Leipzig.pdf


Atmospheric and Earth System Research with the Research Aircraft HALO                                                                                

High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft (HALO)