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9 June 2011. Stakeholder meeting at the Royal Society in London.
This meeting saw 40 stakeholders from the aviation industry, government, civil society and the media discussing the state of the science with aviation-climate scientists. Morning presentations concentrated on the latest developments in contrail science with talks by Bernd Kärcher and Ulrike Burkhardt from DLR in Germany, as well as Jim Haywood from the Met Office. This was followed by a presentation of Stakeholder views from Paul Madden from Rolls Royce.
In the afternoon after a group exercise and a nice lunch there were two lively panel discussions. The first, chaired by Jonathon Counsell (British Airways), Ben Combes (Civil Aviation Authority) and Tim Johnson (Aviation Environment Federation) examined how science is and/or should be used to inform decisions in climate policy, air traffic management, future aircraft and/or engine design and public relations/media reporting. The second panel discussion, chaired by David Lee (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Keith Shine (University of Reading) focussed on indentifying where links can be made between scientists and the aviation industry to help inform the science.
Presentations from the day can be downloaded here (password protected)