The Consortium of our project consists of eight partners with different backgrounds but the same intention: to help tackle climate change and mitigate the climate impact of aviation. Each partner brings to the table its remarkable experience and its proven accomplishments in the R&I sector. Thus, ClimOP will take advantage of a broader knowledge of the aviation operations, and employ it to reduce aviation emissions and achieve a greener, more sustainable aviation sector.

Deep Blue is the 1st Italian SME for EU R&I projects. It offers specialized consultancy services in Human Factors, Safety and Security. In ClimOP, Deep Blue is the Project Coordinator and the leader of communication actions.

Deep Blue (IT)

NLR is the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre. It has a renown expertise in the aerospace industry, to which it has provided innovation since 1919. NLR joins ClimOP as leader of the selection of the mitigation strategies.

Royal NLR (NL)

The Delft University of Technology is one of the best universities of engineering and technology. TU Delft employs its expertise in the aerospatial development to set the measures to assess the ClimOP impact.

TU Delft (NL)

DLR is the Germany research centre for Aerospace, Energy and Transportation. Using a multidisciplinary approach and the latest technologies, DLR joins ClimOP to lead the selection of the mitigation strategies.


Amigo is an SME providing co-design solutions for the evaluation of climate risk. Within ClimOP, Amigo applies its matured expertise in analysis, forecasts and models to assess the climate impact of aviation.

Amigo (IT)

İTÜ contributes to ClimOP with two research groups: the Aerospace Research Center and the Euroasia Institute of Earth Sciences. İTÜ participates in all the project steps with its expertise in the aviation sector.


IATA is the trade association who represents the world’s airline industry. In ClimOP, IATA uses its extensive knowledge of the aviation sector to identify relevant metrics and potential operational improvements.


SEA manages two Milan airports, Linate and Malpensa. With its background in airport operation and energy management, SEA joins ClimOP to determinate an initial set of operational improvements.


Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board aims to involve a large number of stakeholders to steer the R&D activities of the project. For this reason, it comprises a variety of members like policymakers, academy and industry representatives, airlines, aircraft and engine manufacturers, Airport Management companies, and category associations. The Advisory Board points to represent an exhaustive spectrum of stakeholders’ needs. ClimOP will involve the board in a set of activities such as meetings, surveys and workshops to validate the project outcomes.

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Sister Projects

ClimOP is part of a research program together with three similar EU-funded projects: ACACIA, GreAT and ALTERNATE. Although each of them addresses it by focusing on different aspects of the aviation sector, these projects share with ClimOP the same purpose: reducing the climate impact of aviation, for a greener and more sustainable aviation. Therefore, this network aims to create synergies that will boost the impact of each project.

ClimOP aims to identify which aspects of aviation operations can be implemented to reduce the climate impact of the industry, in accordance with the FlighPath 2050 goals.

GreAT aims to reduce the fuel consumption and gas emissions during “gate-to-gate” flight phases through developing and assessing environment-friendly air traffic operational solutions.

ALTERNATE intends to enlarge the aviation sustainable fuel framework, starting with the possible use of more feedstocks and sustainable production pathways.

ACACIA aims to improve scientific understanding of non-CO2 emission impacts. In particular, it studies the indirect effect of aviation soot and aerosol on clouds.