• OPTICS project ended... [more]

    Wed 27 September 2017
  • OPTICS Final Dissemination Event — Is safety research making us safer?... [more]

    Thu 16 March 2017



QEII Centre, London (UK)

Registration/How to attend


Materials and results

Press Release - "OPTICS Dissemination Event 2015"

OPTICS is proud to have been part of Aerodays2015, the European flagship event in aviation research and innovation that took place on 20-23 October 2015 at the QEII Centre, London.

The conference has been attended by more than 1000 delegates, 280 key speakers, 90 exhibitors (comprising industries such as Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Airbus, NATS), and policy and decision makers including the European Commission, SESAR JU, EASA, EUROCONTROL and EREA.

Out of the 54 technical sessions, five were dedicated to safety and security, providing not only precious indications for future project activities but also opportunities for networking. OPTICS took part in the sessions dedicated to Coordination and Support Actions, with an excellent and well-received presentation given by Dr. Barry Kirwan from EUROCONTROL.

For OPTICS, Aerodays2015 was an opportunity to meet a wide and influential audience, composed of key stakeholders from both specialised audience and decision makers, to present OPTICS approach and initial findings, and to collect feedback for future research.

We would like to thank all those who helped to make OPTICS a success during Aerodays2015. A big thank you goes to all those who showed interest in OPTICS and its findings and visited our booth. During the event, new dissemination materials have been presented and are available on our website:

  • Two posters, illustrating respectively the project overview and the research assessment methodology;
  • A video presenting project objectives, the assessment methodology and the results of the first assessment process;
  • An interactive map of the aviation safety research performed through Europe shows the coverage of the SRIA enablers, based on the projects assessed in the first two years of the project (2014-15).