Airborne Research and Innovation

Contact Airborne Research and Innovation

We are always delighted to discuss future projects and opportunities. Please feel free to contact us with any queries or comments.

Requests for Support

We recommend that your first action should be to contact us using the details below, so that we can discuss your requirements; we can then point you towards the appropriate Request For Support paperwork as needed.


General Enquiries
Airborne facility team email
Facility Manager/ Pilot

email an enquiry


Scientific Steering and Governance
Director, Atmospheric Science

Prof John Moncrieff       

Prof Moncrieff has an outstanding background in micro-meteorology and has been working with airborne measurements for over a decade. John was the initiator and driving force behind the School’s acquisition of the aircraft and initial atmospheric measuring equipment.

contact John Moncrieff

Director, Airborne Remote Sensing

Dr Caroline Nichol     

Dr Nichol is a leading expert on remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems and has many years experience working with tower, airborne and satellite data. She has played an integral role in the devlopment and funding of the facility.

contact Caroline Nichol

Director, Operations;

Facility Manager and pilot

Tom Wade                 

Tom has been a qualified pilot for  nearly 30 years, and has been commercially qualified and working in flight safety critical operational and management roles for the last 20. He has been deeply involved in the technical development, integration and deployment of sensors on our aircraft platforms as well as overseeing all regulatory, safety and operational matters.

contact Tom Wade


Finding Us

Main Office

Address: Airborne Research and Innovation,  Rm 204a, Crew Building, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Alexander Crum Brown Road, EDINBURGH EH9 3FF

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Fife Airport

Address: Fife Airport, Goatmilk, Glenrothes KY6 2SL

Fife Airport