Fundamental Science and Outreach for Civil/military Interoperability and Coordination


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

SESAR Joint Undertaking

Programme Description

The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking is an institutionalised European partnership between private and public sector partners set up to accelerate through research and innovation the delivery of the Digital European Sky.

Programme Details

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Fundamental Science and Outreach for Civil/military Interoperability and Coordination


Proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the civil–military interoperability and coordination flagship.

Detailed Call Description

  • Enhancing civil–military operations. Based on a survey of the existing procedures and services, this element will aim to identify new challenges related to the development of CDM processes for improved civil–military coordination, covering both manned and unmanned military assets. The research will investigate procedures, data formats (including the necessary levels of cybersecurity and data protection), dual-use technologies and information exchange services.
  • Access to airspace. In order to make optimal use of ATM resources shared with civil stakeholders, military access to airspace depends on the requirements and priorities of each mission. In that regard, high-level civil–military ATM interoperability is fundamental, and this can be achieved through civil–military CDM supported by common procedures, data formats and underlying information exchange services. New systems and procedures should be flexible enough to adapt to different operational scenarios and needs, and ensure optimal separation management (e.g. dynamic mobile area – DMA – type 3) taking into account different and coexistent CNS air and ground capabilities.
  • Performance management. Environmental sustainability, cost-efficiency and delays resulting from inefficient use of available capacity are concerns that all aviation stakeholders are responsible for addressing. The complex interdependencies between civil and military stakeholders need to be examined to enable appropriate performance measurement in a spirit of balanced consideration between commercial needs and security and defence requirements (R&I need: performance).

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Thematic Categories

  • Other Services
  • Public Administration
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Beneficiaries will be subject to the following additional dissemination obligations:

– Beneficiaries must make proactive efforts to share on a royalty free basis, in a timely manner and as appropriate, all relevant results with the other grants awarded under the same call.

– Beneficiaries must acknowledge and incorporate these obligations in the proposal, outlining the efforts they will make towards meeting them and in Annex I to the Grant Agreement.


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(Publish Date: 20/04/2022-for internal use only)