SESAR H2020 FMP-Met - Meteorological uncertainty management for Flow Management Positions
The framework for FMPMet is the integration of meteorological forecast uncertainty information into the decision-making process for Flow Management Position (FMP). FMP is an operational position located in Area Control Centres (ACC) which serves as an interface between Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the Network Manager (NM) Operations Centre. FMP monitors the level of traffic in ATC sectors, adjusts the value of capacity in view of unexpected events, and coordinates possible traffic flow measures with the ACC Supervisor and the NM when an excess of demand over capacity is detected. The presence of storms challenges ATC: it makes the sector demand not easy to predict and increases the complexity, thus reducing the sector capacity. The overall objective of FMPMet is to provide the FMP with an intuitive and interpretable probabilistic assessment of the impact of convective weather on the operations, coming from the combination of the probabilistic sector demand, complexity and capacity reduction, to allow better-informed decision making.
This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 885919. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the SESAR JU members other than the Union.
Date: 1 May 2020 - 1 October 2022