For more than half a century, French research organizations have used instrumented aircraft to explore the Earth environnement during experimental campaigns. These data began to be produced in digital form in the 1980s.
The main objective of the SAFIRE+ portal is to make all airborne research data accessible to researchers and the public, from the oldest archives – mainly collected on board the Fokker – 27 “ARAT” of the CNRS and the Merlin IV of Météo-France, to the most recent data collected on board the current SAFIRE aircraft fleet.
In 2020, these data represent more than 30 years of airborne research archives, and nearly 200 scientific campaigns. The flight metadata, then the processed and validated physical measurements will be gradually published on this site