SESAR Innovation Days 2018 will be hosted by the University of Salzburg, Aerospace Research during the week of 3-7 December

Now in its eighth year, the SIDs have become a landmark event in the European aviation research calendar. The SIDs focus on exploratory research in the field of ATM. The event is not only a vehicle for the SESAR JU to share progress and disseminate results of its exploratory research programme but also for the wider research community to present their work.

As in previous years, the 2018 event will be shaped by scientific papers and presentations, which will be selected based on an open call for contributions, managed by the SESAR Engage network. The event will also feature a poster exhibition and a networking event, which will provide participants opportunities to learn about other interesting projects and to meet like-minded researchers.

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2nd International Workshop on Meteorology and Air Traffic Management

The 2nd International Workshop on Meteorology and Air Traffic Management from May 3 – 4 2018 (Edmundsburg Mönchsberg 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria) is hosted and organized by the Aerospace Reserch Group of the University of Salzburg in close cooperation with the partners of the TBO-MET project.

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EUNADICS-AV project, WP 7 kick-off meeting

The kick-off meeting of work package 7 of the EU project “European Natural Airborne Disaster Information and Coordination System for Aviation (EUNADICS_AV)” took place on May 30, 2017 at Department of Computer Sciences, Aerospace Research Salzburg, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (WP 7 lead).

In the fruitful meeting, planned work of work package 7 has been discussed in detail.
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2017 World ATM Congress

Aerospace Research Salzburg joined the international air traffic management community at the World ATM Congress, which took place on 7 – 9 March 2017, in Madrid.

At the congress, we were be present with a stand – featuring exhibits and demos on a variety of topics.

Attendees: Hon.-Prof. Carl-Herbert Rokitansky, Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Eschbacher
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Kick-off Meeting EUNADICS-AV project, Vienna Nov 28 – 30, 2016

European Natural Airborne Disaster Information and Coordination System for Aviation (EUNADICS_AV)
Nov 28 – 30, 2016
Kick-off Meeting Vienna

EUNADICS-AV in expansion of EUMETNET will set up an Aviation Safety Management System for Europe and facilitate coherent Pan-European risk and exposure assessments for aviation related to airborne hazards (environmental emergency scenarios). University of Salzburg (USBG) will contribute by adapting an existing ATM/ATC/CNS simulation environment (NAVSIM/USBG Sim) to support human- in- the- loop exercises of selected natural disaster events. USBG will analyze impact on European air traffic in case of natural disaster events e.g. Volcanic Ash eruption, Nuclear/Chemical accidents, forest fires and desert dust events) by simulation. USBG will build upon long lasting experiences in system evaluation based on large scale European air traffic simulations to contribute to risk assessment and impact on aviation domain in case of natural/technical hazards and disaster scenarios. Several possible volcanic eruption scenarios as well as nuclear accident scenarios in the core area of European air traffic will be studied and analyzed in detail.
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Wissen:Stadt Salzburg Wissenstage, November 4 – 5, 2016

Salzburg – City of know-how, an initiative to show scientific and innovative interfaces. We provided a simulation environment of Hamburg aiport in which all actions of four ground controllers and the tower controller were carried out by a (rule-based) Artificial Intelligence (AI) module. In addition, a mock-up of an “A320” aircraft and a two-engine airplane were operated and controlled by the visitors for starting and landing at Salzburg Airport. Furthermore the visistors were able to test the communication between a pilot and a simulated “virtual controller”, guiding a realistic approach and landing at Vienna Schwechat Airport. Information of the event:

Project EUNADICS-AV – European Natural Airborne Disaster Information and Coordination System for Aviation

Oct 2016 – Oct 2019

The HORIZON-2020 project EUNADICS-AV intends to close the gap in data and information availability, enabling all stakeholders in the aviation system to obtain fast, coherent and consistent information. This greatly enhances capability to respond to disasters effectively and efficiently, minimizing system downtimes and thus economic damage while enhancing the safety of millions of passengers.

The operational meteorological community and infrastructure in Europe plays a decisive role in the effort to strengthen disaster resilience. (Network of European National Meteorological Services (NMSs), EIG EUMETNET). It is well recognized that hydro-meteorological events constitute the large majority of all disasters that occur worldwide. In addition to the METEOALARM program, work is needed with regard to a hazard category that we refer to as “airborne hazards” (environmental emergency scenarios), including volcano eruptions, nuclear accidents, forest fires and desert dust events. Therefore, the logical next step is the expansion of EUMETNET activities into the emergency response coordination area.

Another aspect to be addressed in the project are the joint availability of hazard measurements performed at national level in near-real-time for the coordinated situation assessment, and the exploration of possibilities of civil-military cooperation, including flexible use of airspace and the utilization of military infrastructure to perform measurements.

University of Salzburg is assigned with:
• Fast-time simulation based case studies of selected natural disaster events including risk and exposure evaluation and impact assessment
• Detailed Human-in-the-Loop exercises of assumed disaster events including the reaction chains with major stakeholders involved: European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell (EACCC), the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions and airline flight dispatching/ individual flight planning
• Evaluation of SESAR / SWIM (System Wide Information Management) functionality and overall system benefit assessment.

The EUNADICS-AV consortium consists of 21 participating organizations from 12 different countries. It includes National Meteorological Services, Monitoring data providers, Operational Volcanologists, SME’s, a University institute, an Air Navigation Service provider and a Military Organization. For details see:

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