- AD-Net, the Asian dust and aerosol lidar observation network, provides continuous observation of vertical
distributions of Asian dust and other aerosols in East Asia.
- AERONET is the Aerosol Robotic Network, a global federated network of ground-based remote sensing aerosol sites.
- The NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing Science & Technology Center maintains several lidar observation sites in the United States.
- The European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET) primarily provides a comprehensive, quantitative, and statistically significant
data base of aerosol distribution across the European continent, with some sites deployed worldwide.
- The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) Aerosol Lidar Observation Network. GALION is a lidar network of networks organized through the GAW
program, and is composed primarily of the world's leading lidar networks. Chair and steering committee leadership is run by the heads of the individual lidar networks.
- The Latin America Lidar Network (LALINET, formerly ALINE) is a Latin American coordinated lidar network,
measuring the aerosol distribution over Latin America, as well as other atmospheric species such as ozone and water vapor.
- The global Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) provides data for observing and understanding
the physical and chemical state of the stratosphere and upper troposphere and for assessing the impact of stratosphere changes
on the underlying troposphere and on global climate.
- The NOAA Federated Aerosol Network (NFAN) measures surface in-situ aerosol optical properties at sites around the world.
At a subset of NFAN sites, aerosol microphysical and chemical properties are also measured in collaboration with partner organizations.
- The Surface Particulate Matter Network (SPARTAN) is a global network measuring surface in-situ aerosol properties including PM2.5 mass, chemical composition, and optical characteristics.