The airport industry seeks to become increasingly resilient to the impacts of climate change and better understand the impacts of airport activity on the environment. ACRP has produced three publications related to these topics:
ACRP Report 11: Guidebook on Preparing Airport Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories;
ACRP Report 147: Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Risk Assessment for Airports; and
ACRP Report 160: Addressing Significant Weather Impacts on Airports: Quick Start Guidebook and Toolkit.
The research undertaken to produce these publications also included the development of two tools:
Airport Climate Risk Operational Screening (ACROS), which accompanies ACRP Report 147, and
The Airport Weather Advanced Readiness (AWARE), which accompanies ACRP Report 160.
Since their publication, the industry has seen significant regulatory changes, technological advancements, changes to industry practice, as well as a growing desire to ensure environmental equity. In addition, with recent changes in how end users access and consume information, the current format of some of the material (e.g., CD-ROM) is no longer viable. Research is needed to update the information and guidelines in these reports, determine if, and the degree to which, the two tools should be updated, and improve overall accessibility and usability of the products.
The objectives of this research are to: (1) update the guidelines, tools, and resources provided in ACRP Reports 11, 147, and 160 to reflect the latest developments in regulations, technologies, evidence-based best practices, and science; (2) determine the need to update the ACROS and AWARE tools; and (3) improve accessibility and usability of the products, tools, and resources.
STATUS: Research is underway.