CANSO-EUROCONTROL Sustainable Skies Conference – Contrails in Focus

The global push for climate neutrality and sustainability has put the spotlight on the aviation industry’s impact on non-CO2 emissions, with contrails and associated cirrus clouds coming under scrutiny.

To explore this key environmental issue, CANSO & EUROCONTROL are pleased to announce the Sustainable Skies Conference: Contrails in Focus, which will take place at EUROCONTROL’s Brussels headquarters on 7-8 November 2023.

The overall goal of the event is to bring together scientists, researchers, the aviation industry, policy makers and other stakeholders to improve the understanding of the formation and characteristics of contrails and contrail-induced cirrus clouds, together with their impact on climate – and to explore potential mitigation measures to minimise their occurrence.

Over the course of the two days, world-leading experts will:

  • take stock of the current state of knowledge on the topic;
  • explore the state-of-the-art methods for detecting and monitoring contrails and cirrus clouds;
  • look at current methods and technologies for predicting the formation of contrails and cirrus clouds and estimating their impact on the climate (and the interdependencies with CO2); and
  • discuss possible ways of minimising contrail formation and the challenges of operationalising mitigation measures at scale.

The first day will focus on presenting the latest scientific insights and ongoing research on contrails, while the second day will feature panel debates and more strategic discussions.

Event Details

7 – 8 November 2023 @ 09:00 to 17:30 CET

Brussels, Belgium



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