An experiment organized by the National Observatory of Athens, aiming to assess the quality of the aerosol and cloud products of Aeolus. It will take place at the São Vicente island, Cape Verde during summers of 2021 and 2022.


The campaign will take place at the Ocean Science Centre of Mindelo (OSCM), at Cape Verde. The OSCM is a joint facility of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, and the National Institute for Fisheries Development in Mindelo (INDP), Cabo Verde.

Campaign Timeline

26 June - 27 July 2021

Ground-base phase

Aerosol and wind remote sensing component, staring the ESA-EVE lidar

6 - 28 September 2021

Intense phase


Aerosol and wind remote sensing, accompanied by airborne and in-situ platforms

Summer 2022

Full ASKOS phase

Aerosol, wind, radiation, polarization and cloud remote sensing, airborne & in-situ platforms, and UAV/balloon launches


Support & Funding