HiResMIR is the acronym of the "Groupement de Recherche International" (GDRI) called High resolution microwave, infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy for atmospheric, planetological and astrophysical applications (HiResMIR) or Spectroscopie moléculaire micro-onde, infrarouge et Raman à haute résolution pour applications atmosphériques, planétologiques et astrophysiques.
Thee aim of the GDRI High resolution microwave, infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy for atmospheric, planetological and astrophysical applications HiResMIR is to promote the exchange of ideas between researchers of eight laboratories belonging to five countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain). Each institute brings its own worldwide-recognized expertise, complementary to the other HiResMIR partners. Broadly, these expertises are of two natures, centered on Molecular Spectroscopy and its application in atmospheric, planetological and astrophysical research. Some of the HiResMIR members (Aachen, Bruxelles-ULB, Madrid, Namur, and Paris) are experts in the generation of accurate reference spectroscopic information (such as positions, intensities and shapes of spectral lines) for molecules of atmospheric, planetological and astrophysical interest. For that purpose, they combine various experimental high-resolution spectroscopic techniques (microwave, infrared or Raman) with high-level theoretical treatments. Other HiResMIR partners (Bologna and Bruxelles IASB) are concerned with the detailed study of the Earth and planetary atmospheres using optical remote sensing techniques. They are therefore users of reference spectroscopic parameters. The multidisciplinary activities of the partners of the HiResMIR GDRI are therefore strongly linked. However, interactions between these two kinds of expert groups occur on too rare occasions. Discussions and exchanges of ideas to be promoted by the HiResMIR GDRI is an opportunity to contribute to filling this gap.