AGORA Aerosol Training Course: Characterization of atmospheric aerosol using in-situ and remote sensing techniques.

Andalusian Global ObseRvatory of the Atmosphere, Granada, Spain.

June 12-17, 2023


ATMO-ACCESS project supports innovative training and education activities related to atmospheric research infrastructures. It is crucial for the future success of European atmospheric facilities to ensure that new generations of researchers acquire knowledge and skills to take advantage of all the essential tools for their research. This training at AGORA Aerosol Training School is the first of three innovative sessions to add the training dimension to Research Infrastructures using physical, remote, and virtual access.

Target group:

The training course is intended mainly for researchers and technicians from the atmospheric field. Trainees must have previous knowledge on aerosol sciences, at least in one of the aerosol measurement techniques. They could be advanced masters students, doctoral students, early-career scientists, or technicians. Good communication skills in English are required.

Please, note that the number of participants is limited - only 20 transnational plus 5 Spanish applications will be accepted!

Course contents & learning outcomes:

The lectures provide fundamental knowledge in novel, advanced techniques for measuring aerosol properties, covering in situ, remote sensing, and laboratory-based instruments. This hybrid training course will be held face-to-face at the Andalusian Global ObseRvatory of the Atmosphere (AGORA) in Granada (Spain), including a visit to the Sierra Nevada station and hands-on training for some novel aerosol instruments. It is combined with remote activities the week before (1.5 h per day, 2 days) and after the course (3 h per day, 5 days). Interactive face-to-face lectures are planned from Monday 12th to Friday 16th June (8:30 - 17:30). All participants will obtain a certificate for their participation.

How to apply:

For transnational (non Spanish) users application, please fill the form at:

For Spanish users application, please fill the form at: (Once this form is sent, you will receive via email a copy of the information given. Please check your spam folder)

The application deadline is April 11th, 2023. The list of accepted applicants will be published on the ATMO-ACCESS website  latest by May 5th, 2023.

A limited number of grants for travel and accommodation will be offered upon request.


Results from the selection process:

Applications are closed. List of accepted participants can be found below:

N. Application ID Final Decision
1 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000005 Accepted
2 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000006 Accepted
3 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000018 Accepted
4 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000021 Accepted
5 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000024 Accepted
6 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000027 Accepted
7 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000032 Accepted
8 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000040 Accepted
9 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000046 Accepted
10 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000049 Accepted
11 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000055 Accepted
12 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000056 Accepted
13 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000065 Accepted
14 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000066 Accepted
15 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000067 Accepted
16 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000073 Accepted
17 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000080 Accepted
18 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000086 Accepted
19 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000088 Accepted
20 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000089 Accepted
21 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000025 Waiting list
22 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000042 Waiting list
23 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000075 Waiting list
24 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000082 Waiting list
25 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000079 Waiting list
26 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000034 Waiting list
27 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000019 Rejected
28 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000035 Rejected
29 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000054 Rejected
30 ATMO-TNA-5–0000000077 Rejected

Course fee, accommodation & meals:

The training course fee is 475 € per participant, including the coffee break and lunch at the course premises (from Monday to Friday) and accommodation in double rooms with breakfast in the UGR guesthouse.


Invited lecturers are top-level experts from the ACTRIS facilities for aerosol in-situ and remote sensing measurements.

Confirmed Lecturers:


Dr. Lucas Alados-Arboledas

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Andrés Alastuey


Dr. Elisabeth Andrews

NOAA (United States)

Dr. Martine Collaud-Coen

MeteoSwiss (Switzerland)

Dr. Ana del Águila

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Oleg Dubovik

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)

Dr. Martin Gysel-Beer

Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)

Dr. Stelios Kazadzis

World Radiation Center (Switzerland)

Dr. Rohaifa Khaldi

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Anton Lopatin

GRASP SAS (France)

Dr. Griša Močnik

University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)

Dr. Francisco Navas-Guzmán

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Doina Nicolae

National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics INOE (Romania)

Dr. Gloria Titos

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Antonio Valenzuela

University of Granada (Spain)

Hands-on and scientific projects area going to be given by top-level researchers from the ACTRIS facilities for aerosol in-situ and remote sensing measurements.

Confirmed researchers:


MSc. Jesús Abril-Gago

University of Granada (Spain)

MSc. Elena Bazo

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Alberto Cazorla

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Ana del Águila

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Luka Drinovec

University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)

MSc. Sol Fernández-Carvelo

University of Granada (Spain)

MSc. Francisco José García-Izquierdo

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Yenny González Ramos

Cimel Electronique (France)

Dr. Francisco Navas-Guzmán

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Daniel Pérez-Ramírez

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Roberto Román

University of Valladolid (Spain)

Dr. Gloria Titos

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Antonio Valenzuela

University of Granada (Spain)

Training course organizer:

The training course is organized by the ACTRIS Observational Facility AGORA-UGR. For any additional information about the course, please contact Lucas Alados-Arboledas and Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado (@email).

Preliminary program:


Tuesday hands-on:

Hybrid Polar Nephelometer: measurements of a controlled aerosol sample

  • Dr. Antonio Valenzuela and MSc. Francisco José García-Izquierdo

Integrating Nephelometer

  • Dr. Gloria Titos and Dr. Alberto Cazorla

Lidar quality assurance I: depolarization technique

  • Dr. Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda and MSc. Jesús Abril-Gago

Polarized Imaging Nephelometer (PI-Neph) for advanced aerosol phase matrix characterization

  • Dr. Daniel Pérez-Ramírez and MSc. Elena Bazo

Thursday hands-on:

Cavity Ring Down & Trap:  measurements of extinction cross-sections of single aerosol particles

  • Dr. Antonio Valenzuela Gutiérrez and MSc. Francisco José García-Izquierdo

In-situ absorption

  • Dr. Luka Drinovec and Dr. Ana del Águila

Lidar quality assurance II: check-up tools

  • Dr. Francisco Navas Guzmán and MSc. Sol Fernández Carvelo


  • Dr. Roberto Román and Dr. Yenny González Ramos

AGORA. Andalusian Global ObseRvatory of the Atmosphere:

In the following link we provide you with important information for your arrival and stay in Granada Visitors Guideline

AGORA, located in Southern Spain, includes the main site: UGR station (37° 9’49.21″N, 3°36’17.94″W, 680 m a.s.l.) located in the city of Granada


Dr. Lucas Alados Arboledas

Andalusian Institute for Earth System Research.  University of Granada.

Dr. Juan Luis Guerrero Rascado

Andalusian Institute for Earth System Research.  University of Granada.

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