Greener flights – What are the environmental impacts of multi-fuel aircraft?
In the first instance, you will learn the main strategies to mitigate environmental impacts from aviation, i.e. technology, operations, sustainable fuel and market-based measures. From these, you will discover the interdependencies between local impacts (noise/air quality) with global impacts (climate).
You will then focus on local air quality (LAQ) and noise impacts on population living near airports. This is to ensure that the transformative technologies developed in the EU Horizon Europe HOPE project will reduce population exposure to LAQ pollutants, without increasing aircraft noise levels and compromising the effects on climate. The specific task is to compile a list of airports that would make representative impact case studies. The selection is dependent on data availability, airport characteristics for the selected impact and significance of these impacts on the local population. Factors to be considered may include operation characteristics (e.g. number and temporal variability of aircraft movements), atmospheric dispersion characteristics (e.g. location, meteorology, topography), existing noise constraints and population density around the airport. The sources for this may include journal/conference publications, industry reports/blogs, engagement with other MMU colleagues and participation in the HOPE project meetings.
Finally, you will summarise these ideas into PPT slides (or another negotiated medium) as an output to your internship. You will be appropriately acknowledged if the material produced is used in any subsequent publications.
In the EOI, please include units taken at MMU thus far and any career aspirations. Also, note that this opportunity will require basic knowledge on environmental concepts such air quality and/or climate.
In A Nutshell...
- Learn... the main measures to mitigate environmental impacts from aviation
- Collate... factors that influence environmental impacts on local population
- Participate... in research project meetings
- Engage... online with EU researchers and where possible, in-person with other MMU researchers
- Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.
15/05/23 to 31/07/23
Research Internship 10 days of full time work or equivalent (~75 hours). This internship may be extended depending on project supervisor/intern availability. The hours can be spread out over May/June/July and this can be negotiated at the start of internship.