1506, 2022

D4G Workshop

The 14th of June Sandy Chkeir presented the results of the collaboration between SINOPTICA and ALARM projects in the "1st workshop on data science for GNSS remote sensing", Potsdam, Germany (https://d4g-2022.de/). The presentation "Leveraging GNSS [...]

1406, 2022

Rehearsal meeting on the road to Brussels

Today all the project partners are virtually meeting to prepare the Final Review Meeting planned for the next friday in Brussels at SESAR headquarter. Each Work Package leader is sharing his presentation structure with the [...]

106, 2022

SINOPTICA Press Release

AND SUDDENLY THE CLOUDS ... THE CLIMATE CHANGES, THE ROUTES CHANGE  Sudden changes on weather in a very small area and particularly intense could seriously threaten the security of flights. To be able to predict [...]

2605, 2022

EGU 2022 presentation

Yesterday, 25th of May 2022, Vincenzo Mazzarella from CIMA Research Foundation, presented the SINOPTICA results at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2022. The work "Data assimilation and nowcasting of severe weather for air traffic [...]

1205, 2022

United Nations Office for Disaster and Risk Reduction article

The 5th of May the United Nations Office for Disaster and Risk Reduction (UNDRR) published an article completely focused on the SINOPTICA project results (https://www.preventionweb.net/news/and-suddenly-clouds-climate-changes-routes-change). The title already well explains the topic: And suddenly the [...]

205, 2022

Ready for the EGU General Assembly!

In the period 23-27 May 2022 the European Geosciences Union General Assembly will be held in Vienna in hybrid format. The EGU22 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world for one meeting covering [...]

2004, 2022

Impact of changes in storm patterns and intensity on flight operations

Eurocontrol has recently published the "Climate Change Risks for European Aviation Summary Report" (https://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/2021-09/eurocontrol-study-climate-change-risk-european-aviation-summary-report-2021.pdf) stating that "To prepare for the potential impacts, it is vital that the European aviation sector understands the character and scale [...]

2203, 2022

CVC Training School 2022

Ready with the CVC training school 2022!  From te 5th to the 13th of September 2022 in Nicolosi (Sicily) located on the slopes of the Etna volcano, known as the gateway to Etna. Attending the [...]

1003, 2022

Short-term weather impacts on aviation

Eurocontrol has recently published the "Climate Change Risks for European Aviation Summary Report" (https://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/2021-09/eurocontrol-study-climate-change-risk-european-aviation-summary-report-2021.pdf) stating that "To prepare for the potential impacts, it is vital that the European aviation sector understands the character and scale [...]

1802, 2022

AISAM Conference

Yesterday at the 4th National Congress of the Associazione Italiana di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e Meteorologia, Vincenzo Mazzarella presented "The SINOPTICA project: how can air traffic management during severe weather events be improved?". The study presents [...]

402, 2022

RaNDeVIL the new nowcasting algorithm

Our Partner Grup d’Anàlisi de Situacions Meteorològiques Adverses (GAMA), part of Universitat de Bercelona, recently developed a new nowcasting algorithm called Radar Nowcasting VIL Density algorithm (RaNDeVIL) completely based on radar acquisitions with the objective [...]

1512, 2021

SINOPTICA Meteo Stakeholders Meeting

Yesterday, 14th of December 2021, we organized the Meteo Stakeholders meeting. We introduced the project to the stakeholders with a brief introduction, showing all our results and procedures and explaining our vision for the integration [...]

1012, 2021

SINOPTICA Advisory Board Meeting

Today, 10th of December 2021, we organized the project Advisory Board meeting. All the project partners presented their work updates to the Advisory Board members: Dorinel Visoiu, former head of  aeronautical meteorological service of Romanian [...]

912, 2021

SINOPTICA results @ SESAR Innovation Days

Yesterday, 8th of December 2021, Dr. Antonio Parodi (coordinator of SINOPTICA project) presented the SINOPTICA results at the SESAR Innovation Days. The session was really participated with peaks of almost 70 attendees and several questions [...]

1911, 2021

SESAR Innovation Days

SINOPTICA is going to take part to the SESAR Innovation Days Conference the 7th of December 2021. The SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) are the main vehicle for SESAR Joint Undertaking to share progress and disseminate [...]

511, 2021

Released the SINOPTICA brochure!

Today we have released the SINOPTICA brochure. This is our communication tool towards the general public and stakeholders, a short document resuming the challenge we are addressing, the solution we propose, the innovation we bring [...]

2010, 2021

Spreading SINOPTICA within the Italian meteo community

Today the AMPRO (Italian Meteo Expert Association) published an article on SINOPTICA in its magazine Nova ex Coelo (NEC): https://www.meteoprofessionisti.it/nec-la-rivista-di-ampro/ The title is "SINOPTICA - Un progetto di previsione eventi meteo estremi a breve termine" [...]

810, 2021

ENAV part of the Advisory Board

This week ENAV (Ente Nazionale Assistenza al Volo)  became part of the Advisory Board of SINOPTICA project. Now, together with Marcello Miglietta (Director of research at ISAC-CNR), Dorinel Visoiu (former Head of Met services at [...]

2604, 2021

Presentation of preliminary results at vEGU21

Today presentation of the preliminary results at the vEGU21 Laura Esbrì presented the Impact of severe weather in air traffic management, Preliminary results on radar study cases. Motivation of the study Improve safety and cost-efficiency [...]

1002, 2021

The new GNSS low-cost receiver

The 4th of February 2021 our team from GReD srl went to the Astronomical Observatory "Giovanni Virginio Schiapparelli" located in Campo dei Fiori (Varese) to install a new GNSS low-cost receiver within the SINOPTICA project [...]

2301, 2021

Case study: Milano Malpensa

Milano Malpensa airport, 11 May 2019: squall line hitting the airport between 14-15UTC, hail, 8 planes diverted to other airports. The Po Valley was affected by a strong convective activity that caused several economic damages [...]

712, 2020

SINOPTICA progress meeting

The 4th of December we had the project progress meeting with the significant contribution of the Advidory Board, namely Marcello Miglietta and Dorinel Visoiu. The discussion was relevant for the status of the project since [...]

2809, 2020

SINOPTICA is performing the agreement with the EUMETSAT ROM SAF

SINOPTICA in this period is performing the agreement with the EUMETSAT Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility (ROM SAF - https://www.romsaf.org/index.php) to assimilate the MetOp near real time radio occultation profiles into the WRF nowcasting model. [...]

207, 2020

The SINOPTICA project gets underway

The kick off meeting held on July, 2nd in the presence of representatives of the European Commission, marks the official start of the project, dedicated to the improvement of meteorological models to support the air traffic [...]