The EU-H2020 project ACACIA runs for 3.5 years from January 2020 to June 2023.
Non-CO2 emissions of aviation may impact climate as much as aviation's
carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions do. However, the impact of the non-CO2
effects (e.g. ozone and methane from NOx emissions, contrails,
indirect aerosol effects) is associated with much larger
uncertainties. Some of these effects might result in a relatively
To this end, ACACIA brings together research across scales (from plume to global scale), from the laboratory experiments to global models, and it proceeds from fundamental physics and chemistry to the provision of recommendations for policy, regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders in the aviation business. Additionally, ACACIA will cooperate with international partners, both research institutions and organisations.
In ACACIA, a total of
11 participants from 7 European countries
are collaborating. ACACIA is organised in 6 work packages.
Further goals are the organisation of an international conference.
This picture was taken during the ACACIA Kick-off meeting at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen in January 2020. It shows participants of the ACACIA group and from our related projects ClimOP and GreAT.