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Information requirement analysis: report on the information requirements

This document has been produced within the framework of WP2 ("Information Requirements Analysis") of the "Aviation Policy information Resources based on Observatory Networks" (APRON) Project, sponsored by the European Commission (DG TREN). The objective of this report was fourfold:

- To identify the stakeholders and interest groups involved in the formulation and implementation of the airport decision-making process;

- To develop a data collection template / instrument for the elicitation of the information requirements and preferred system features / functionalities;

- To elicit and analyse the information requirements capable of "feeding" / supporting different elements of the airport decision making process in the form of a consolidated and prioritised indicator list, and

- To analyse the user perceptions and attitudes with respect to the preferred functionalities and modules of the airport observatory network / platform.

In order to develop and implement the airport observatory network, the following elements have been identified:

- The stakeholders involved in and affected by the airport operation, their objectives, and their "positioning" in the airport decision making process;

- The information required with respect to the availability of the data needed for supporting their decision making process, and

- The legal, institutional and technological issues that are related to the operation of such a development.

The summary results per geographical area covered by WP2 participants provide some first indication of the information requirements (and their characteristics) elicited by the superset of stakeholders surveyed in all geographical areas / countries. The major outcome of these summary reports was the development of a tentative indicator list that incorporates the information requirements in the form of specific indicators.

This indicator list reflects the result (i.e., information requirements) of the interview / survey process by including also information on the data characterisation, importance / priority, data owner / source, units of measurement, format, data granularity, harmonised indicator definitions etc., as this was elicited from the airport stakeholders in all covered geographical areas.

In addition, the indicator list was enriched and further validated by a large audience of airport directors mainly from Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, while this recurring activity with the participation of airports will be continued throughout WP3 in order to validate, refine, and formalise the list of indicators to be collected accordingly.

Reported by

RC AUEB/TRANSLOG Athens University of Economics and Business, TRANSportation Systems and LOGistics Laboratory
Evelpidon 47A & 33 Lefkados
11362 Athens
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