Environmental Risks to the Aviation Industry

We are pleased to announce this NERC funded Aviation Industry focussed event to be held at the Directors Suite, Science Museum in London, on 4th December 2013.


9:00    Registration and Coffee
9:20    Welcome from Sir David Bell (University of Reading Vice-Chancellor) and
          Professor Keith Shine (University of Reading Regius Professor in Meteorology and Climate Science)
9:30    Keynote Speech from Dr Geoff Jones, Rolls Royce

10:00  Volcanic Ash: How would another major volcanic eruption tomorrow affect aviation?
           Dr Helen Dacre: Improving the accuracy of volcanic ash predictions
           Professor Giles Harrison: In situ atmospheric measurements for aircraft safety

11:00  Coffee and posters

11:30  Climate Change: How will climate change affect the aviation industry and vice-versa?
           Professor Keith Shine: Non-CO2 climate effects from aviation: an update
           Dr Emma Irvine: The impact of climate change on trans-Atlantic routing
           Dr Paul Williams: Aviation turbulence and climate change

13:00  What next? Opportunities for collaboration
13:10  Lunch and posters

14:00  Leave

This event is funded by a NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Business Interaction Award.


Organising committee

Dr Helen Dacre &          Cathy Harris


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