(Project Coordinator)


The Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) is the German national research establishment for aeronautics, astronautics, transport and energy technology. DLR is a large research centre within the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft der Forschungszentren (HGF). DLR is also responsible for the management of the German national space programme.

The DLR-Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre (DLR-IPA), located in Oberpfaffenhofen, performs research in the areas: large-, meso-, and micro-scale modelling of atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, in situ air-borne measurements of chemical species, aerosols, and meteorological quantities, radiative transfer modelling, development and application of tools for passive and active remote-sensing, processing of satellite data, analysis and forecasting the impact of weather on aircraft operation. At an international level, DLR-IPA is a leading institution for research on the environmental impacts of aviation with its activities ranging from in-flight measurements of aircraft exhaust (gases and particles), process studies on contrail and contrail cirrus formation, analyses of satellite data of contrails and contrail cirrus, parameterisation of aircraft-induced clouds and of aerosol-cloud interaction, global scale simulation of aircraft-induced change of the atmospheric composition, cloudiness, radiative forcing and climate change to emission metrics for assessing the climate impact of aviation.

DLR-IPA has many years of experience in co-ordinating international research projects including major field campaigns, e.g., the EC projects AERONOX, POLINAT, POLINAT-2. EULINOX, METRIC, TROCCINOX, FLYSAFE, QUANTIFY, ATTICA, ECATS, AERONET 1-3, REACT4C, and ATM4E. The institute has been participating in numerous national and international research projects, including many EC funded projects (e.g., AEROCHEM, AEROCHEM 2, CLOUDMAP, CLOUDMAP2, TRADEOFF, SCENIC, TOPOZ III, PARTS, SCOUT-O3, HISAC, UFO, 4DATM).

Role in FlyATM4E

  • Modelling of impacts of aircraft emission in order to further develop and improve concept of algorithmic climate change functions (aCCFs) including uncertainty assessment
  • Development of prototype aCCFs for application in route optimisation
  • Provision of hindcast setup from climate-chemistry simulations for analysis of robust climate optimized trajectories.
  • Dissemination, Exploitation and formulation of recommendations
  • Coordination and management

Key person

  • Dr. Sigrun Matthes has long-term experience in atmospheric modelling of transport emissions and climate-chemistry-simulations for projections for future development. She was the coordinator of the FP6 Network of Excellence ECATS1 (2005-2012), of FP7 Collaborative Project REACT4C (2010-2014), and the SESAR-ER project ATM4E. She is acting as chair and working group leader of ECATS International Association for sustainable aviation. She is involved in several Aeronautics projects and maintains linkages to European and International stakeholders, e.g. part of ANERS Committee.
  • Dr. Christine Frömming is a postdoctoral scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute for Atmospheric Physics and has long-term experience in atmospheric modelling of aviation emissions and chemistry climate interactions. She was involved in several EU projects on atmospheric impact of aviation emissions, e.g. TRADEOFF, ECATS, QUANTIFY, REACT4C, and ATM4E. She was a visiting scientist at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Her current research interests include weather dependent aviation climate impacts and climate optimized flight routing.
  • Dr. Katrin Dahlmann is a postdoctoral scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute for Atmospheric Physics. She received her PhD degree in 2012 from LMU. She has several years of experience in modelling of climate impact of aviation emissions by using a simplified climate model AirClim. She was involved in a series of EU projects and DLR projects on climate impact of transport and aviation emissions, e.g. Team_Play, ATM4E, WeCare, Eco2Fly, and VEU-2.