Central coordination & administration of the INUIT research unit



Prof. Dr. Joachim Curtius
Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Goethe-University of Frankfurt/Main


Assistance: Birte Hülsen and Susanne Staechelin (Project Coordination)



Within the central project, coordination and administration of the INUIT research unit is provided. This included coordination, administrative and organizational activities like:

  • Central administration of INUIT
  • Organization of INUIT annual meetings and data workshops.
  • Organization of INUIT summer schools and other training events.
  • Update and maintenance of web site.
  • Organization of the Special Session “Atmospheric ice particles” at the EGU General Assembly and other special sessions.
  • Publication Management, including Inter-Journal Special Issue of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Atmospheric Measurement Technology (ACP/AMT): “Results from the ice nucleation research unit (INUIT)”
  • Coordination of cooperation with other national and international projects, eg. by conducting joint workshops with projects such as HD(CP)2 on the role of ice nucleation for cloud properties and the formation of precipitation, or the establishment of a cooperation with the Scandinavian CRAICC project or with the European BACCHUS project.
  • Integration of the international Mercator Fellow Prof. Yinon Rudich into INUIT.
  • Collection of an Endnote database of ice nucleation literature
  • Data base: The existing common INUIT data base is maintained and expanded. It is planned within WP-Lab to make this data base also available to other interested researchers.
  • Management of all financial issues.
  • Promote and handle gender equality measures and measures for making jobs in science and academia more family-friendly.


The central project is dedicated to facilitate and encourage the productive interaction and cooperation of the scientists involved in INUIT, for example, by overseeing and coordinating joint measurements at the various facilities and laboratories, thus making full use of the synergies within the research unit as compared to a number of isolated single research projects (e.g., by fostering know-how transfer and best practise transfer). It organizes outreach activities and promotes the training and career development of young researchers.