The EARPG prepares proposals and suggests priorities for research topics to be funded by relevant sources available. Identification of research needs is based on: certification experts' experience, evidence of accumulation of safety related concerns resulting from safety analysis of incident and accident databases, Safety Recommendations stemming from incident and accident investigations and proposals by the European Strategic Safety Initiative ESSI and its safety teams ECAST, EGAST, EHEST.
The research results are expected to lead to recommendations and improvements of safety or environmental protection through changes to requirements, compliance and guidance material.
The EARPG membership consists of the Agency's research focal points, EASA Member States with an interest in research, the European Commission and Eurocontrol. It shares information with authorities from Non-EASA Member States, particularly the FAA and Transport Canada, on on-going research and where appropriate, co-ordinates future research activities. The group interfaces with Industry and Research Institutions on a regular basis through workshops.
The EARPG Thematic Programme captures the priority research areas for the enhancements of aviation standards, policies and guidelines in the fields of safety and environmental protection as identified by the partners. The current programme addresses the main themes for the 2011-2013 period and will be subject to regular updates
Contact for questions on EARPG thematic programme: research .at. easa .point. europa .point. eu
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