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.

The overall aim of Ruisdael Observatory is to provide open and easy access to data and services to a broad user community to conduct excellent research, foster innovation and provide high-quality information for society to tackle societal challenges related to air quality, climate change and health. Ruisdael Observatory provides virtual, remote and physical access to its advanced research facilities, services and products. You can find how to access various data and services under the Access menu item.

In the video below, scientific coordinator professor Herman Russchenberg gives a concise explanation of the Ruisdael Observatory.