Call for proposals 2016 - SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research and very large scale demonstrations H2020-SESAR-2016-2 Closed!


This call consists of two different Work Areas each with a clear scope of activities structured to the topic level.

SESAR Exploratory Research (ER) drives the development and evaluation of innovative or unconventional ideas, concepts, methods and technologies; that can define and deliver the performance required for the next generation of European ATM system.

VLDs are an integral part of the SESAR Solutions delivery approach towards the SESAR deployment phase.
The objective of VLDs is to bridge “industrial research” and “deployment”, and not to replace either type of activity.
All VLDs shall aim, as a minimum, at including a demonstration in a close-to-operational environment along with the preparation for platform availability to support demonstrations in targeted operational environments that engages relevant end-users and stakeholders.


The topics covered by this call are:

  1. Exploratory Research (ER)
    • SESAR-ER3-01-2016: Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
    • SESAR-ER3-02-2016: Advanced Air Traffic Services: Separation Management
    • SESAR-ER3-03-2016: Optimised ATM Network Services: TBO
    • SESAR-ER3-04-2016: Enabling Aviation Infrastructure: CNS for General Aviation
    • SESAR-ER3-05-2016: Enabling Aviation Infrastructure: CNS
    • SESAR-ER3-06-2016: ATM Operations, Architecture, Performance and Validation
  2. Very Large Scale Demonstrations (VLD)
    • SESAR-VLD1-01-2016: Arrival Management Extended to En-route airspace
    • SESAR-VLD1-02-2016: Integrated Airport
    • SESAR-VLD1-03-2016: Network collaborative Management
    • SESAR-VLD1-04-2016: Initial Trajectory Information sharing
    • SESAR-VLD1-05-2016: Efficient services and infrastructure delivery
    • SESAR-VLD1-06-2016: Increased access to airports for low visibility mixed fleet operations
    • SESAR-VLD1-07-2016: Applications for trajectory based and queue management using EPP extended into oceanic/intercontinental operations: inter-continental trajectory based operations enabled by Satellite based CNS
    • SESAR-VLD1-08-2016: Applications for improved flight trajectories using SWIM B2B services
    • SESAR-VLD1-09-2016: Solutions for General Aviation and Rotorcraft
    • SESAR-VLD1-10-2016: Safe integration of drones

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 28,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 March 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Annual work Plan 2016 (Work programme)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

Related calls for proposals

Related calls

Explore other programmes