Welcome to the Ruisdael Observatory, the facility to understand the future of our atmosphere.

The Ruisdael Observatory is a national initiative, a nationwide observatory for measurements of the atmosphere. It was set up to enable more concrete, detailed forecasts of the weather and air quality.

The Ruisdael Observatory, named after the 17th century painter Jacob van Ruisdael, famous for his cloudy skies, will be modelling the entire Dutch atmosphere with a high resolution of only 100 metres. In doing so, Dutch research is positioning itself on the front line of atmospheric science.

In the video below, scientific coordinator professor Herman Russchenberg gives a concise explanation of the Ruisdael Observatory. The movie is part of the Tech files, a series about the tech road to the future, supporting the Dutch Techrede 2020.