The IDAF Programme

Atmospheric Chemistry Monitoring Network in Africa

The IDAF project is an initiative of the IGBP’s (International Geosphere Biosphere Program) IGAC (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry) project and forms part of its core DEBITS (DEposition of Biogeochemically Important Trace Species) task. The IDAF program aims to determine the atmospheric composition over Africa as well as to measure the atmospheric deposition of key gaseous and aerosol species over the continent.

In France, IDAF is supported by the INSU (Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers , CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the OMP (Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées) as well as the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement) and the French Ministry of Foreigner Affairs.