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Future of Air Travel

Sustainability and security issues related to air travel - insights from projects about air travel reduction and clear air turbulence research

Dr. Susann Görlinger will delve into the significance of air travel emissions in the context of achieving net zero goals. Using examples from ETH Zurich and other universities, she will discuss the challenges of implementing flight reduction projects within academia. She will highlight the need for a robust and long-term strategy involving data monitoring, governance, and leadership to transform systems that currently rely heavily on intercontinental mobility.

Dr. Heini Wernli will present current findings on clear air turbulence from his research group. He will share insights gained from multi-annual measurements of turbulence along commercial flights and explain the physical processes near the jet stream level that generate clear air turbulence. Additionally, he will touch on recent studies indicating an increase in clear air turbulence with global warming.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of these crucial topics and engage with experts in the field!



  • 6:00pm – Welcome
  • 6:10pm – Introduction
  • 6:20pm – Relevance of air travel emissions vis-a-vis the net zero goal - Susann Görlinger
  • 6:40pm – Clear air turbulence research - Heini Wernli
  • 7:15pm – Q&A Session
  • 7:30pm – Networking Reception

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