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Advancing the Science for Aviation and ClimAte

ACACIA

Advancing the Science for Aviation and ClimAte

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2019-SingleStage-INEA
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Non-CO2 emissions of aviation may impact climate as much as aviation's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions do. However, the impact the non-CO2 effects (e.g. ozone and methane from NOx emissions, contrails, indirect aerosol effects) is associated with much larger uncertainties, some of these effects might result in a relatively large cooling.

ACACIA has four aims for scientifically based and internationally harmonised policies and regulations for a more climate-friendly aviation system.

  1. We will improve scientific understanding of those impacts that have the largest uncertainty, in particular, the indirect effect of aviation soot and aerosol on clouds.
  2. We will identify needs for international measurement campaigns to constrain our numerical models and theories with data and we will formulate several design options for such campaigns.
  3. Putting all aviation effects on a common scale will allow providing an updated climate impact assessment. Uncertainties will be treated in a transparent way, such that trade-offs between different mitigation strategies can be evaluated explicitly. This helps our final aim:
  4. to provide the knowledge basis and strategic guidance for future implementation of mitigation options, giving robust recommendations for no-regret strategies for achieving reduced climate impact of aviation.

To this end, ACACIA brings together research across scales (from plume to global scale), from the laboratory experiments to global models, and it proceeds from fundamental physics and chemistry to the provision of recommendations for policy, regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders in the aviation business.

Additionally, ACACIA will cooperate with international partners, both research institutions and organisations.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€842,875
Partner Organisations: 

Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh

Address: 
WILHELM JOHNEN STRASSE
52428 JULICH
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€314,375

The University Of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Address: 
Kensington Terrace 6
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€181,750

Universitat Wien

Address: 
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€154,250

Manchester Metropolitan University

Address: 
All Saints Building, Oxford Road
MANCHESTER
M15 6BH
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€203,750

Universitaet Leipzig

Address: 
Ritterstrasse 26
4109 Leipzig
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€232,875

Cicero Senter Klimaforskning Stiftelse

Address: 
Gaustadallèen 21
349 Oslo
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€272,125

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich

Address: 
Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€300,500

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

Address: 
3 rue Michel-Ange
75794 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€166,875

Zurcher Hochschule Fur Angewandte Wissenschaften

Address: 
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€74,625

Technische Universiteit Delft

Address: 
STEVINWEG 1
2628 CN DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€255,500
Technologies: 
Development phase:
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