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Meteorological uncertainty management for Flow Management Positions

FMPMet

Meteorological uncertainty management for Flow Management Positions

Call for proposal: 
H2020-SESAR-2019-2
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

This project addresses the topic “Environment and Meteorology for ATM”. The framework for this project is the integration of meteorological forecast uncertainty information into the decision-making process for Flow Management Position (FMP).

FMP is an operational position located in Area Control Centres (ACC) which serves as an interface between Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the Network Manager (NM) Operations Centre. FMP monitors the level of traffic in ATC sectors, adjusts the value of capacity in view of unexpected events, and coordinates possible traffic flow measures with the ACC Supervisor and the NM when an excess of demand over capacity is detected. The presence of storms challenges ATC: it makes the sector demand not easy to predict and increases the complexity, thus reducing the sector capacity.

The overall objective of FMP-Met is to provide the FMP with an intuitive and interpretable probabilistic assessment of the impact of convective weather on the operations, up to 8 hours in advance, coming from the combination of the probabilistic sector demand, complexity and capacity reduction, to allow better-informed decision making. FMP-Met has the following specific objectives: Tailor multi-scale, multi-source convective weather information for FMP application; forecast multi-sector demand and complexity under convective weather; translate convective weather forecasts into predictions of reduced airspace capacity; and produce guidelines on the use of probabilistic forecasts for FMP application.

The expected impact of this project is the enhancement of ATM efficiency by improving decision making in traffic flow management under convective weather. The provision of a trustworthy forecast of the future sector demand and of a reliable estimation of the impact of the convective weather in the sector capacity will support the FMP in taking anticipated, appropriate, and timely tactical flow measures, which as a consequence will lead to a reduction of delays.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
SESAR-ER4-05-2019 Environment and Meteorology for ATM
Lead Organisation: 

Universidad De Sevilla

Address: 
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€189,000
Partner Organisations: 

Linkoepings Universitet

Address: 
Hus Origo Campus Valla
581 83 LINKOEPING
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€86,000

Austro Control Osterreichische Gesellschaft Fur Zivilluftfahrt Mbh

Address: 
WAGRAMER STRASSE 19
1220 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€70,000

Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg

Address: 
Kapitelgasse 4 - 6
5020 SALZBURG
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€82,000

Croatia Control, Croatian Air Navigation Services Ltd

Address: 
RUDOLFA FIZIRA 2
10410 VELIKA GORICA
Croatia
EU Contribution: 
€70,000

Agencia Estatal De Meteorologia

Address: 
CALLE LEONARDO PRIETO CASTRO 8
28040 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€70,000

Sveuciliste U Zagrebu Fakultet Prometnih Znanosti

Address: 
Vukeliceva 4
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
EU Contribution: 
€86,000

Universidad Carlos Iii De Madrid

Address: 
Calle Madrid
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€98,000

Meteosolutions Gmbh

Address: 
WILHELMINENSTRASSE 2
64283 DARMSTADT
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€98,000
Technologies: 
Development phase: