Webinar on Geese and Risks to Air Safety

Webinar on Geese and Risks to Air Safety

9 December 2022

We are excited to announce that the EGMP will start off the new year with another great webinar which will take place on Tuesday 10 January 2023, 13:00 - 16:00 hours (CET).

This webinar will focus on the problems of increasing goose populations and risks to air safety in and around selected airports in Europe. This problem is a concern raised in the AEWA/EGMP International Single Species Management Plans for the Barnacle Goose and Greylag Goose, respectively.

The purpose of this webinar is to shed light on the issues faced in three selected airports in the EGMP range, where geese cause increasing risks. Airport authorities will inform about their problems, handling of risks and challenges. We hope that this event can act to support sharing of experiences and a discussion about effective measures to reduce risks of colissions.

The webinar will be chaired by Professor Jesper Madsen, Head of EGMP Data Centre based at Aarhus University.

Please see below for the webinar programme: 

  1. 13:00 - 13:15   Introduction – the goose situation by EGMP Data Centre
  2. 13:15 - 13:45   Geese and flight safety from a governmental perspective by Albert de Hoon, Civil Aviation Authority The Netherlands
  3. 13:45 - 14:15   Geese control at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands by Yvonne Versteeg & Rosanne Blijleven, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  4. 14:15 - 14:45   Problems with geese in Copenhagen Airport, Denmark by Mogens Hansen, Copenhagen Airport
  5. 14:45 - 15:15 Problems with geese in Trondheim Airport, Norway by Jan Andersen & Trond Øigarden, AVINOR
  6. 15:15 - 15:45 General discussion

Register in advance for the webinar and you will receive the webinar link sent to your email:

The webinar is open to public so feel free to share the link with those interested to attend. We hope to see you all there!