The Airport Environmental Research program expands upon airport technology research to reduce environmental impact while responding to community needs for transportation services. In collaboration, the FAA’s Office of the Associate Administrator for Airports (ARP), Office of Environment and Energy (AEE), and ATR develop environmental solutions to help airports and their surrounding communities.
Among other efforts, development of a Geospatial Data Library is underway in order to identify a scalable, centralized environmental mapping tool to support decision-making through better management and analysis of spatial data. The Environmental Visualization Tool (EVT) will streamline the integration of planning and environmental processes while also supporting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews.
Additional resources on the FAA’s environmental research can be found at FAA.gov.