Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Geospatial technology for Safe Emergency Landing in Alpine Terrain
The SELIAT pilots’ workshop was held in Salzburg June 25, 2013. Helicopter and glider pilots, cockpit instrument providers and the project team of DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Brimatech, Vienna, and the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, discussed specific needs pilots encounter in emergency situations and the requirements of a geospatial aviation service that provides off-field landing sites on cockpit equipment. Possible user scenarios include emergency situations and flight operations in general, e.g. for Search and Rescue missions.
SELIAT stands for Safe Emergency Landing in Alpine Terrain and is a feasibility study that is funded by the Artes 20 – Integrated applications promotion (IAP) program of ESA.