San Pietro in Vincoli, Università La Sapienza, Rome

San Pietro in Vincoli, Università La Sapienza, Rome

Via Eudossiana, 18, 00184 Roma

The new dates of the conference are confirmed:

                                July 4 / July 6, 2022

A dedicated HEMERA workshop on stratospheric balloon scientific and technological experiments will be held from July 4yth to July 6th 2022, in Rome city center, Italy.                                                          

This workshop is mainly dedicated to present, future and potential HEMERA users, conducting balloon borne experiments or performing technological validation tests.

First, an introduction session presenting the HEMERA Research Infrastructure will be held, focusing on its technical capabilities and procedures, on HEMERA balloon offer, on the list of selected experiments and on a technical outcome of the already conducted flight campaigns. 

Then the sessions will be dedicated to present and future HEMERA users, to describe their experiments and their scientific and technological objectives, as well as first results if any. Also, all interested European scientists and engineers are encouraged to come and present their ideas, plans or wishes concerning future experiments on board stratospheric balloons.

Invited speakers will provide an overview of their scientific domain, in relation to balloon experimentations.

A round table will close the workshop, allowing to exchange ideas and to better identify the trends and needs for the future balloon science and technology. 


Invited Speakers

Peter Von Ballmoos, Mark Pearce, Martyn Chipperfield, Gwenal Berthet, Inna Polichtchouk, Silvano Fineschi/ Fabio Reale, Luca Palchetti, Nicolas Foray, Natalie Huret/ Paolo De Bernardis, Enrico Flamini, Ottmar Möhler.

HEMERA Workshop 2022
  • Alexandros Binios
  • André Vargas
  • André VARGAS
  • Angela Bazzano
  • Angela Volpe
  • Angelo Fabbrizi
  • Barth Netterfield
  • Bruno Luigi Martino
  • Carlo Gaibisso
  • Cathy Boonne
  • Clara Di Nunzio
  • David Murphy
  • Eija Tanskanen
  • erika brattich
  • Fabio Feraco
  • Fabio Frassetto
  • Felix Friedl-Vallon
  • Filippo Pratesi
  • francesco cairo
  • francois vacher
  • Gaetano Zarcone
  • Gerald Wetzel
  • Gildo Di Domenico
  • Giulia Mantovani
  • Gwenaël Berthet
  • Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers
  • Ian Lau
  • Inna Polichtchouk
  • Inna Polichtchouk
  • Jan Snizek
  • Jinjun Shan
  • Jiří Pavlík
  • John Stephen
  • Jouni Envall
  • Juliette Restier
  • Karen Aplin
  • Klaus Pfeilsticker
  • Kristine Dannenberg
  • Linda Misercola
  • Mariateresa Fiocchi
  • Martin Wienold
  • Martyn Chipperfield
  • Mirko Piersanti
  • Mélanie Ghysels-Dubois
  • Natalie Kaifler
  • nathalie Huret
  • Niccolo Picci
  • Nicolas FORAY
  • Ottmar Möhler
  • Paolo de Bernardis
  • Paolo Marzioli
  • Pasquale Sellitto
  • Pietro Ubertini
  • re ds
  • Riccardo Garofalo
  • Roman Schiller
  • Salvo Marcuccio
  • Silvano Fineschi
  • Silvia Masi
  • slimane bekki
  • Sophie Godin-Beekmann
  • stefano del sordo
  • Stefano Perticaroli
  • Ugo Zannoni
  • Valery Catoire
  • Valéry Catoire
  • Vincenzo Della Corte
    • 9:00 AM 10:45 AM
      Session 1: The HEMERA Program
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Welcome 30m
      Speaker: Pietro Ubertini
    • 9:30 AM 9:45 AM
      HEMERA RI 15m
      Speaker: Francois Vacher
    • 9:45 AM 10:00 AM
      TA CNES Launches 15m
      Speaker: Andre Vargas
    • 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
      JRA - Sensors and algorithms 15m
      Speaker: Nathalie Huret
    • 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
      JRA - Balloons technologies 15m
      Speaker: Francois Vacher
    • 10:30 AM 10:45 AM
      Virtual Access 15m
      Speakers: Cathy Boone, Nathalie Huret
    • 10:45 AM 11:30 AM
      Coffee Break 45m
    • 11:30 AM 11:45 AM
      French balloon program 15m
      Speaker: Andre Vargas
    • 11:30 AM 1:30 PM
      Session 2: Future HEMERA Activities
      Convener: Pietro Ubertini
    • 11:45 AM 12:15 PM
      ASI Balloon program 30m
      Speakers: Angela Volpe, Marta Albano
    • 12:15 PM 12:30 PM
      Swedish programs 15m
      Speaker: Kristine Dannenberg
    • 12:30 PM 12:45 PM
      CNES Balloon avionics roadmap 15m
      Speaker: Isabelle Zenone
    • 12:45 PM 1:00 PM
      Canadian Balloon Program (remote presentation) 15m
      Speaker: Ian Lau
    • 1:00 PM 1:15 PM
      TA SSC Launches (remote presentation) 15m
      Speaker: Mattias Abrahamsson
    • 1:15 PM 1:30 PM
      HEMERA future (Working Group TOR presentation) 15m
      Speaker: Francois Vacher
    • 1:30 PM 2:45 PM
      Lunch 1h 15m
    • 2:45 PM 3:15 PM
      INVITED (remote presentation): Advancing X-ray polarimetry through observations from the stratosphere 30m
      Speaker: Mark Pearce
    • 2:45 PM 4:15 PM
      Session 3: Astrophysics and other scientific topics
      Conveners: Kristine Dannenberg, Pietro Ubertini
    • 3:15 PM 3:45 PM
      INVITED: Exposure of human cells to stratospheric radiation: first experimental data and mechanistic models 30m
      Speaker: Nicolas Foray
    • 3:45 PM 4:00 PM
      Superpressure balloons need for Astrophysics 15m
      Speaker: Lorenzo Natalucci
    • 4:00 PM 4:15 PM
      The BADGER payload for a stratospheric balloon flight in the framework of the HEMERA program 15m
      Speaker: Stefano Del Sordo
    • 4:15 PM 4:45 PM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 4:45 PM 5:00 PM
      Speaker: Silvano Fineschi
    • 4:45 PM 6:15 PM
      Session 4: Solar Physics/Magnetosphere
      Convener: Mirko Piersanti
    • 5:00 PM 5:15 PM
      (Remote presentation) Detection of precipitating electrons in the stratosphere with a microscintillator sensor 15m
      Speaker: Aplin Karen
    • 5:15 PM 5:30 PM
      OSAS-B: a heterodyne spectrometer for sounding atomic oxygen in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere 15m
      Speaker: Martin Wienold
    • 5:30 PM 6:15 PM
      Discussion 45m
    • 9:00 AM 9:15 AM
      Discussion 15m
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Session 5: Balloons and aircraft
      Convener: Natalie Huret
    • 9:15 AM 9:30 AM
      Toward the development of a new Research Infrastructure concept: EUropean Facilities for Airborne and Balloonborne Research 15m
      Speaker: Francesco Cairo
    • 9:30 AM 9:45 AM
      Interoperable instruments 15m
      Speaker: Felix Fridel-Vallon
    • 9:45 AM 10:00 AM
      SPECIES: An example of interoperable instrument in balloon and aircraft 15m
      Speaker: Valery Catoire
    • 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
      The MAGIC campaign (remote presentation) 15m
      Speaker: Cyril Crevoisier
    • 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
      The FERGUSSON project (remote presentation) 15m
      Speaker: Mélanie Chysels-Dubois
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      INVITED: Balloons and stratospheric chemistry 30m
      Speaker: Martyn Chipperfield
    • 11:00 AM 12:45 PM
      Session 6: Atmospheric Science
      Convener: Valery Catoire
    • 11:30 AM 11:45 AM
      INVITED (remote presentation): The prospect of studying AGW with balloon lidars 15m
      Speaker: Nathalie Kaifler
    • 11:45 AM 12:00 PM
      INVITED: 2D distributions of stratospheric and upper tropospheric trace gases in the Arctic summer measured during the first flight of the GLORIA balloon instrument 15m
      Speaker: Gerald Wetzel
    • 12:00 PM 12:15 PM
      INVITED: Latest results on total ozone and stratospheric ozone profile trends 15m
      Speaker: Sophie Godin-Beekmann
    • 12:15 PM 12:30 PM
      INVITED: How water vapour injections affect stratospheric chemistry 15m
      Speaker: Slimane Bekki
    • 12:30 PM 12:45 PM
      MicroHAPS: an operational miniaturized stratospheric platform for scientific and technological applications 15m
      Speaker: Salvo Marcuccio
    • 12:45 PM 1:45 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 1:45 PM 4:15 PM
      Session 7: Atmospheric Science
      Convener: Klaus Pfeilsticker
    • 4:15 PM 4:45 PM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 4:45 PM 6:00 PM
      Session 8: Technological experiments
      Conveners: Francois Vacher, Marta Albano
    • 8:25 AM 8:45 AM
      INVITED: Stratospheric aerosol content and variability as controlled by volcanic eruptions and wildfires 20m
      Speaker: Gwenaël Berthet
    • 8:30 AM 10:45 AM
      Session 9: New Experiments
      Conveners: Andre Vargas, Lorenzo Natalucci
    • 8:45 AM 9:05 AM
      INVITED: What observations are needed to improve the understanding of stratospheric dynamics and its coupling to the troposphere? (remote presentation) 20m
      Speaker: Inna Polichtchouk
    • 9:05 AM 9:25 AM
      INVITED: The FIRMOS instrument flight in Timmins 20m
      Speakers: Filippo Pratesi, Luca Palchetti
    • 9:25 AM 9:45 AM
      INVITED: The EIRSAT-1 GMOD and COMCUBE programs 20m
      Speaker: David Murphy
    • 9:45 AM 10:00 AM
      New DUSTER experiment 15m
      Speaker: Vincenzo Della Corte
    • 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
      Involving students: the STRAINS project 15m
      Speaker: Paolo Marzioli
    • 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
      B-TRUE – SGO’s experiment on-board the HEMERA 2021 15m
      Speaker: Alexandros Binios
    • 10:30 AM 10:45 AM
      Refractive static Fourier transform spectrometer: report of an Hemera flight 15m
      Speaker: Fabio Frassetto
    • 10:45 AM 11:15 AM
      Coffee Break: Informal Coffe Break
    • 10:45 AM 11:00 AM
      New stratospheric balloon experiments for the cosmic microwave background 15m
      Speakers: Paolo De Bernardis, Silvia Masi
    • 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
      INVITED: Super-pressure balloon Imaging telescope (SuperBIT) 20m
      Speaker: Barth Netterfield
    • 11:15 AM 1:00 PM
      Session 10
    • 11:20 AM 11:35 AM
      Long duration Pressurized Balloon with altitude controlled capability 15m
      Speaker: Francois Vacher
    • 11:35 AM 11:50 AM
      ESBO: pointed gondola for large telescope 15m
      Speaker: Philipp Maier
    • 11:50 AM 12:05 PM
      IN-AIR: French Aircraft/balloon RI (remote presentation) 15m
      Speaker: Adrien Deschamps
    • 12:05 PM 12:20 PM
      HAPS/ The forgotten altitude 15m
      Speaker: Jan Snizek
    • 12:20 PM 12:35 PM
      (Remote presentation) The aerosol measurements during the BEXUS18 Kiruna flight 15m
      Speaker: Erika Brattich
    • 12:35 PM 12:55 PM
      INVITED (remote presentation): Development and Flight of an Imaging Fabry-Perot Spectrometer for Atmospheric Observations 20m
      Speaker: Jinjun Shan
    • 1:00 PM 1:15 PM
      Concluding Remarks 15m
      Speaker: Nathalie Huret
    • 1:15 PM 1:25 PM
      End of the Workshop 10m