ACE - FTS: Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment infrared Fourier Transform Spectrometer: a FT infrared spectrometer onboard the Canadian SCISAT satellite. ACE - FTS performs solar occultation limb measurements over the 700-3300 cm-1 spectral range BESSY II: Berliner Elektronenspeichering für Synchrotronstrahlung. GEISA: Gestion et Etude des Informations Spectroscopiques Atmosphériques (Management and Study of Atmospheric Spectroscopic Information): a spectroscopic database at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (N. Jacquinet-Husson). HITRAN: HIgh resolution TRANsmission: a spectroscopic database at the Harvard Smithsonian Laboratory. Cambridge- Massachusetts, USA. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (L.S. Rothman). MIPAS: Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding: a FT infrared spectrometer onboard the Europeen ENVISAT satellite. MIPAS performs atmospheric limb emission measurements over the 600-2300 cm-1 spectral range. SCIAMACHY: SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CartograpHY: a UV - VIS spectrometer onboard the Europeen ENVISAT satellite for the measurement of atmospheric trace gases. OCO: Orbiting Carbon Observatory: a U.S. project to measure the CO2 in order to monitor its sources and sinks over the Earth. GOSAT: Greenhouse gases Observation SATellite. a Japanese instrument providing atmospheric spectra for the monitoring of CO2 and CH4 in order to study the sources of sinks of these greenhouse gases. IASI: Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer: an infrared spectrometer recording nadir spectra in the thermal infrared ; developed by CNES in cooperation with EUMETSAT, launched in 2006 onboard the first European meteorological satellite in polar orbit, METOP-A. The second and third generation instruments will be onboard the METOP-B and C satellites whose launches are planned for 2012 and 2016. JPL: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena (USA), microwave spectroscopic database, THz infrared CDMS: the Cologne Database for Molecular Spectroscopy, CIRS: (Composite InfraRed Spectrometer), collaboration between the CEA/DAPNIA of Saclay, the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) of NASA in Washington, the University of Oxford, the Queen Mary's College in London and the LESIA of the Paris Observatory. This instrument is flown on the space probe Cassini < >, joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. SPLATALOGUE: compilation of different spectroscopic databases for astrophysical applications: ALMA: (Atacama Large Millimeter Array, 2012) One of the largest ground based astronomy projects (located in Chile at an altitude of 5000 m) for the next decade, will consist of approximately 60 antennas of 12 m diameter and will cover all the atmospheric windows up to 1 THz. Construction started in 2003 and will end in 2012 -2013. The ALMA project is a collaboration between Europe, Asia and North America in cooperation with Chile. SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, 2011): A flying observatory that will be installed on a Boeing 747 SP operating at nearly 45,000 feet, 10,000 feet above the altitude of commercial flights. It will be equipped with a 2.7 m telescope and will cover the 0.3-1500 micron spectral region. Herschel: Herschel is the name of the largest space telescope for astronomy in the submillimeter and infrared. It was launched by Ariane 5 on 14 May 2009. SOLEIL: (Source Optimisée de Lumière d’Energie Intermédiaire du LURE). French synchrotron radiation center. It is a light source with exceptional properties of great interest for the scientific and industrial communities (high brightness: 10000 times more intense than sunlight, broad spectral "white" source from infrared to hard x-rays (50 keV)), polarization (linear, circular etc.), pulsed source). It thus opens new perspectives to probe matter with a resolution of the order of the micrometer and a sensitivity to all types of materials.