EUNADICS-AV demonstration exercise


I am the project coordinator of the EUNADICS-AV project.. ..working for the Austrian Meteorological Institute in Vienna. We conducted an exercise this week in the city of Salzburg. The important element of the exercise is to try-out and to demonstrate the value of the project, important contributions to scientific developments in many areas. We have, I called it, the scientific cells here on the right side from my point of view.. ..and we have the aviation cells and the military on the left side. For each of the days we will show what observational data we have, what kind of warning messages are produced after that, which modelling applications they trigger.. ..and in the end what model analyses will be available and also we simulated some kind of forecast.. ..that will be provided by the volcanic ash advisory centres. And after that, we continue to go to the aviation cells, which are on the left side from my point of view, and they will pick or have already picked some interesting times during each of the days.. ..so we will go through the phases business as usual, pre-alert, disruption, crisis and recovery. Controller: Volotea 18RG, confirm ready for departure? Pilot: Volotea 18RG is ready for departure. Controller: Volotea 18RG, wind is calm, runway zero six, cleared for take off. Pilot: Cleared for take off, Volotea 18RG. We will have a blow up of the Etna eruption and this video should a little bit.. ..exemplify how it could look like. Pilot: For your information we see an ash plume developing above Etna.. Controller: Thank you, we are already informed about the situation, please keep me informed about yours. Pilot: At the moment we continue as planned. Controller: Roger. Few comments from the cockpit now, of course we would evaluate the situation and look at alternatives, what the severity is and the expected impact, but for the time being it doesn’t look too bad and Mount Etna is erupting from time to time so we continue the approach. What I like about EUNADICS is that it includes measurements that are processed ..and it is not just forecast from the volcanic eruption that took place two days ago. The project will end in September this year, in 2019. So in the future.. One is the development of products and services for the aviation business. The second one is the development of projects in areas where.. ..not everything is ready yet for a service.. ..and where future scientific work is still required. We estimated the moment that in 3 to 5 years.. ..many elements can be really put in operational frameworks.. ..and this can make a big contribution also to the safety of the European aviation.. ..and also to the system stability also in case that unexpected events happen.. ..like big volcano eruptions, incidents or accidents in nuclear installations for example, big forest fires and for example dust storms.

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