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Baltic FAB and FABEC are continuing the series of successful annual research workshops with a forum in September 2021 dedicated to climate change and the role played by air navigation services in collaboration with industry partners to deliver sustainable aviation services for European citizens. The organisers welcome proposals from academics, scientists and industry experts to submit papers for consideration to participate as speakers. The event is organised in partnership with Vilnius Gedimino Technical University and the German Aviation Research Society (G.A.R.S.). 
Aim of the workshop
Climate change is affecting all parts of the world, prompting every industry to examine how it can reduce its environmental footprint. Aviation faces challenges on many levels and is actively researching ways to realise carbon neutral growth. In addition to several initiatives to limit or even reduce gas emissions from burning fossil fuel, the industry is increasingly confronted with unforeseen weather events and less predictable traffic demand. On the one hand a temperature rise may reduce de-icing operations, however it also brings more intense rain and flooding, prolonged drought, increased wildfires and associated ash particles. Responding in a sustainable way to these challenges is the focus of the climate change forum.
Setting the scene
The European Union has committed to becoming the first climate-neutral block in the world by 2050, backed by the European Commission’s Green Deal Investment Plan announced in 2019 which aims to mobilise EUR1 trillion in sustainable public and private investments over the next decade. According to industry reports, air traffic management is on the one hand responsible for up to 10% of all aviation greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, European institutions acknowledge that air navigation service providers can influence only 5% of emissions, maybe 3% or less. In fact, currently there is no common agreement on the metrics used to measure the impact of aviation and herewith ATM in terms of CO2 or other emissions.
Call for Papers
You are invited to submit an abstract of not more than one page that contains author(s), research question, data gathering, analysis methodology and expected results as a word file or pdf to:
Matthias Whittome:
Julija Čižienė:
Ignas Daugela:

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