HEMERA objectives :

HEMERA will be complementary to national programmes and will coordinate European activities in the field of ballooning in order to:

O1: Provide better and coordinated balloon access to the troposphere and stratosphere for scientific and technological research, in response to the scientific user needs.
O2: Attract new users to enlarge the community accessing the balloon infrastructure and foster scientific and technical collaboration.
O3: Enlarge the fields of science and technology research conducted with balloons.
O4: Improve the balloon service offered to scientific and technical users through innovative developments.
O5: Favour standardization, synergy, complementarities and industrialization through joint developments with greater cost-effectiveness.

HEMERA will provide wider, simplified and more efficient access to the balloon facilities at European level to conduct highest-level research.

Zero-pressure balloon launch, Kiruna (Sweden)