The ISOBAR project has won the SESAR Digital European Sky Awards 2023 in the exploratory research category. This year’s award was given to projects addressing sustainable air traffic operations, improved weather forecasting through artificial intelligence and urban air mobility.
The good news was announced on 9 June during an awards ceremony at Airspace World, Geneva, the world’s largest annual aviation and near-space management event.
The project was recognised for our prototype of a storm forecaster tailored to air traffic management and a user-driven mitigation plan that takes into account flow constraints and network effects. The ISOBAR solution was considered to provide ingenious artificial intelligence mapping predictions to reduce weather-related traffic delays.
Marta Sánchez Cidoncha, project coordinator, received the award and said she was “delighted to think that a research project that started in times of pandemic has managed to get this far”.
To the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking for its support and flexibility, to all partners – CRIDA A.I.E., Universidad Carlos III, Cranfield University, DGAC, ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile), EUROCONTROL, Earth Networks, AEMET (Agencia Estatal de Meteorología), METEO FRANCE, Sopra Steria, Swiss International Air Lines – for their involvement and dedication, to the European Commission and the advisory board, we can only say: THANK YOU!