Welcome to WISA


Creating a sustainable future for aerospace and aviation

The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA) is the world’s leading hub for sustainable aviation and aerospace research, technology, and education. We foster interdisciplinary inquiry, cross-sector partnerships, and experiential learning that builds a sustainable future.

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What is sustainable aeronautics?

Sustainable aeronautics is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that encompasses all types of air transport, including aviation, aerospace, and space. Researchers at WISA develop innovative solutions, tools, and practices to create a viable future for air transport. 

In our work, sustainability has three pillars of equal importance: social, environmental, and economic. Our research and innovation address all three pillars – and the interconnections between them – to create meaningful, long-term solutions. 

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Building equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforces, communities, and access to mobility.

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Reducing and eliminating the harmful environmental impacts of aeronautics.

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Supporting a future-ready workforce and long-term economic growth.

Upcoming Event!

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

WISA Talks: Evidence-based training in Aviation

WISA Talks is a webinar series where we bring together panels of academic, industry, and government leaders to dive deep into challenges facing aeronautics. Our first WISA Talks will focus on competency/evidence-based training research and the challenges with regards to training in the aviation industry.