The ICE GENESIS project is being carried out by a consortium (led by AIRBUS OPERATION SAS) made up of 36 EU and non-EU partners from 10 countries (France, Austria, Italy, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Canada and Japan).
Each ICE GENESIS partner offers the multi-disciplinary expertise which is required in order to impact the aeronautical sector and to provide the expertise needed to meet the expectations from the participants, the industry and the European Commission.
The École polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the two Écoles Polytechniques Fédérales in Switzerland. Like its sister institution, ETHZ, it has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. EPFL brings together a campus of more than 15,000 people and 350 laboratories and research groups. EPFL offers 13 complete study programs at the Bachelor's and Master's levels in engineering, basic sciences, computer and communication sciences, life sciences, civil engineering, architecture and the environment.
The Laboratoire de Télédétection Environnementale (LTE, environmental remote sensing laboratory) is part of the Institute of Environmental Engineering.
LTE has internationally recognized expertise in radar remote sensing of snowfall (variability, quantification, microphysics) in mountainous and polar regions. Of particular relevance to the ICE-GENESIS project are the LTE instrumental capabilities: a Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera (MASC), a scanning Doppler dual-polarization X-band radar and a profiling W-band Doppler radar will be deployed in the framework of the project (WP5) to contribute to the characterization of the microphysical properties of snowfall in the temperature of interest (WP5).