Side view of HALO
Side view of HA­LO
Credit: Aero-Art Frank Herzog

Side view of HALO

The HA­LO project was made pos­si­ble by the Max Planck So­ci­ety, mem­bers of the Helmholtz As­so­ci­a­tion of Ger­man Re­search Cen­tres and var­i­ous oth­er sci­en­tif­ic in­sti­tutes in the at­mo­spher­ic re­search sec­tor. In to­tal, 31 re­search in­sti­tutes are in­volved in the project.

The HALO project is supported by more than 30 partners from universities, the Max Planck Society, the Helmholtz Association for German Research Centres and the Leibniz Association (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft):


  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Ruhr Universität Bochum: Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn: Meteorological Institute
  • Universität Bremen: Institute of Environmental Physics
  • Technische Universität Dresden: Institute of Planetary Geodesy
  • Goethe University Frankfurt: Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
  • Hamburg University: Meteorological Institute
  • Leibniz University of Hannover: Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
  • Heidelberg University: Institute of Environmental Physics
  • University of Hohenheim: Institute of Physics and Meteorology
  • University of Karlsruhe: Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research
  • University of Cologne: Rhenish Institute for Environmental Research EURAD
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: Institute for Atmospheric Physics
  • University of Munich: Meteorological Institute
  • University of Wuppertal: Atmospheric Physics
  • University of Zürich: Remote Sensing Laboratories

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

  • Alfred Wegener Institute: Climate Sciences, Geosciences
  • German Aerospace Center: Institute of Atmospheric Physics, German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF), Flight Experiments
  • Jülich Research Centre: Institute of Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, Stratosphere (ICG 1), Troposphere (ICG 2)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research - IMK, IMK - AAF, IMK - ASF, IMK - IFU, IMK - TRO
  • Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Max Planck Association

  • Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz: Department of Biogeochemistry, Department of Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Particle Chemistry
  • Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg: Atmospheric Physics Division
  • Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • Max-Planck-Institut for Biogeochemistry, Jena

Leibniz Association

  • Institute for Tropospheric Research

Departmental Research Institutions of the German Federal Ministeries

  • Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe Geophysik, Meeres- und Polarforschung
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

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