In short

PROJECT ID

SINOPTICA

PROJECT DURATION

2020-06-01 > 2022-11-30

TOTAL COST

EUR 999 285

EU CONTR.

EUR 999 285

STATUS

Ongoing

Objectives

The SINOPTICA project aims at exploiting the untapped potential of assimilating remote sensing (EO-derived and ground-based radar), as well GNSS-derived datasets and in-situ weather stations data into very high-resolution, very short-range numerical weather forecasts to provide improved prediction of extreme weather events to the benefit of ATM operations.

This is be done by setting up a continuously updated database of remote sensing-derived, GNSS-derived and in situ weather stations variables, in combination with an automated assimilation system to feed an NWM. The usefulness of deploying dedicated networks of sensors to monitor atmospheric variables at high spatial resolution in the vicinity of ATM "hotspots" such as airports are being investigated as well.

SINOPTICA weather forecast results will be integrated into ATM decision-support tools, visualising weather information on the controller's display, and generating new 4D trajectories to avoid severe weather areas. The usefulness of the newly developed SINOPTICA tools are being monitored during the project and evaluated, thanks to the involvement of ATM stakeholders in the project consortium and advisory board.

Participants

Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA (coordinator)

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

Austro Control

Università degli Studi di Padova

Geomatics Research & Development srl

Universitat de Barcelona

This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 892362

European Union