The SPARC International Project Office (IPO) is responsible for the coordination of scientific and administrative aspects of the SPARC project and its activities under the oversight of the SPARC Scientific Steering Group.
The SPARC Office in Oberpfaffenhofen is sponsored by
Contact the SPARC Office in Oberpfaffenhofen
Dr. Mareike Heckl
Mareike graduated as physicist at Heidelberg University while undertaking research for airborne optical spectrometry. Her PhD-project was carried out at DLR-IPA applying micro-wave remote sensing aboard the German research aircraft HALO. She gained experiences abroad during field campaigns in Brazil, Malaysia and New Zealand. During her studies she spent extended periods in New Zealand and the United States. Mareike is providing a link between the scientific planning facilitated by the SPARC Office and the necessary administrative tasks.
Dr. Stefanie Kremser
After completing her Diplom degree in meteorology at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Stefanie received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship to carry out her PhD project at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand. Stefanie’s expertise is in atmospheric chemistry, with the focus on ozone and sulfate aerosol. She also enjoys working with satellite-based measurements and developing methods to combine data from different sources into a homogeneous database that can be used to evaluate climate model simulations. During her PhD she gained experience
Winfried takes care of much of the computing infrastructure at DLR-IPA, including software solutions and hardware requirements for web-hosting. The SPARC Office team can directly tap his broad personal knowledge for the move of the SPARC web-portal from Zurich to Oberpfaffenhofen and its further development.
c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre (IPA)
Münchener Strasse 20
D-82234 Oberpfaffenhofen, G e r m a n y
How to find us in Oberpfaffenhofen
Münchener Straße 20
G e r m a n y
The DLR site Oberpfaffenhofen site is approximately 25 kilometres west of Munich Close to the Munich-Lindau motorway (A96). There are several ways of getting to DLR:
From Munich city center or Munich Airport, take S-Bahn line S8 towards Herrsching. From Munich Airport you can also take S-Bahn line S1 (towards Ostbahnhof) – in this case, please note that you have to change trains at “Laim” and take S-Bahn line S8 towards Herrsching.
- By Foot: alight at S-Bahn station “Neugilching” or “Weßling” and walk to DLR (approximately 2,5 kilometers from either station).
- Taxi: available from S-Bahn stations “Unterpfaffenhofen-Germering” (12 km to DLR) and “Gilching-Argelsried” (3 km to DLR).
- Bus: available from S-Bahn stations “Gilching-Argelsried”, “Neugilching” and “Weßling” – take Bus 942, Bus 952 or Bus 955, alight at “DLR”.
Create your individual journey plan online with the Munich Transport and Tariff Association MVV – please, enter “DLR – Oberpfaffenhofen” as destination.
A taxi ride to DLR from Munich airport will cost about 80 EUR (approx. 45 min) and from Munich city centre about 35 EUR (approx. 30 min).
Take the Motorway A96 Munich-Lindau. Leave the motorway at Exit 32, Oberpfaffenhofen and turn left at the crossing towards Herrsching/Oberpfaffenhofen/Weßling. After approximately 800 metres, at the second crossing with traffic lights, the entry to DLR is on your left.