ISARRA 2017: Call for Abstracts: deadline 15th March 2017

5th Conference of the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely-piloted Aircraft

Programmatic themes for the meeting

ISARRA 2017 will focus on :

  • Science applications
  • Instrumentation and payload integration
  • Aircraft and control systems
  • Regulatory issues

Abstract should be submitted as an attachment to email, and sent to, preferably in Word format or plain text. Examples of Abstracts from ISARRA 2016 can be found here to indicate scope and style.


Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) have become viable tools to study the Earth's atmosphere. Over the past decade, their use has become increasingly common and there is an ever-growing level of interest to use these platforms to address long-standing issues in atmospheric science. The fifth conference of the International Society for Atmospheric Research Using Remotely piloted Aircraft strives to unite the atmospheric science community, industry representatives and government officials to promote the exchange of ideas, emerging technologies, sampling strategies, and experiences related to deploying UAS in the field.

If you are not yet a member and are interested in UAS for atmospheric research please browse our website (and register) at the ISARRA website.

As in previous years, ISARRA 2017 is comprised of two components. In the week preceding the conference (May 15th to 19th), there will be flight activities at the Met Office, Cardington, UK for inter-comparisons and validation of sampling techniques with UAS. More information on the field study is now [available on this site link here].

The ISARRA conference will take place between 22 to 24 May at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) based near Oban in Scotland. The conference will focus on the exchange of knowledge through oral and poster presentations. The ISARRA meeting is designed to facilitate interactions between experienced research teams, the private sector, and individuals interested using UAS for atmospheric research.

SAMS host the Scottish Marine Robotics Facility, and has been operating airborne and sub-sea robotic platforms for environmental science for a decade. On behalf of the local organizing committee, welcome to SAMS and Scotland.

If necessary, submit inquiries regarding the meeting to or use the contact form on this site.