The tasks of VINAR are:
  • Basic research to improve the jointly used weather forecast, climate and dispersion models (e.g., ICON, ICON-ART, FLEXPART) and methods (e.g., data assimilation, seamless prediction).
  • Further development of jointly used software tools and application of Data Science methods for the analysis of big data.
  • Development of methods to monitor greenhouse gas emissions using atmospheric measurement data.
  • Joint use of available research infrastructure (e.g. Global Atmosphere Watch station Hoher Sonnblick as well as High Performance Computing and Data Infrastructure)
  • Collaboration to set up a facility for in-situ measurement infrastructure for aerosol and cloud research at the Sonnblick observatory and a new urban background station at the University of Vienna in the framework of ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructure) and the joint use of this infrastructure.
  • Joint supervision of PhD students by researchers from University of Vienna and the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics
  • Establishment of a joint seminar programme
  • Joint definition and execution of externally funded research projects