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September 2012

 
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Dear Readers,

We are pleased to share with you the latest news from TRIP. See below for information about opportunities and resources from EU Institutions, as well as activities from the research community.

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The TRIP Team

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New project profiles

See the latest project profiles available in our searchable database, containing 8 705 European and national projects in total. New descriptions and result summaries are added continually.

New transport events

Find out what is going on in the world of transport research through the TRIP events calendar. New event announcements are published regularly.

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News from TRIP

 

TRIP Policy Brochures Available in French

TRIP at TRB

TRIP at ETC in Glasgow

News from the EU Institutions

€200 Million Granted for Infrastructure Projects

Public Consultation on Charging for Road Infrastructure Use

SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Public Consultation on the Extension of the SESAR Joint Undertaking under Horizon 2020

Overview of FP7 Aeronautics Research Projects – Volume 2 Available

Strategic Transport Technology Plan (STTP) Video

EU Surface Transport Research Video

News from the Transport Research & Innovation Community

 

ACARE Launches Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2050

European Mobility Week 16-22 September 2012

Do the Right Mix – Support for Multimodal Travel Initiatives

Smart City Technology Platform Call for Proposals

News from TRIP

TRIP Policy Brochures Available in French

The TRIP team is pleased to announce that the French versions of the following two Policy Brochures are now available. Policy Brochures highlight the contributions of research and innovation to transport policymaking, planning and development.

The publications are available for download on the TRIP website and by following the links above.

TRIP at TRB

TRIP has strengthened its relationship with Transportation Research Board (TRB) by attending a two-day workshop in Washington DC.

The workshop 'Access to International Transportation Research Information' focused on a dialogue between institutions involved in transport research in order to facilitate the identification of new and innovative practices of information sharing and identification of strategies for the exchange of international transport research information. This could potentially lead to linking the TRIP database with the TRID database, a database that is managed by TRB and OECD.

The workshop directly contributed to specific TRIP goals, i.e. creating awareness for TRIP and strengthening the contents base. TRIP and TRB have agreed to continue to actively search for cooperation opportunities.

TRIP at ETC in Glasgow

Members of the TRIP consortium will be present with a stand at the European Transport Conference (ETC) on 8-10 October in Glasgow, Scotland. Recent communication materials will be offered to participants, including Policy Brochures and a series of TRIP gadgets.

Please stop by and visit us - we look forward to meeting you and will be happy to respond to any questions about TRIP!

News from the European Institutions

€200 Million Granted for Infrastructure Projects

74 projects were selected to receive almost €200 million in EU co-funding from the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) programme. The chosen projects cover a wide range of topic areas including:

  • Construction and/or upgrade of current links

  • Support of transport corridors

  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

  • Innovative financial instruments

More information can be found online and a full list of selected projects is also available.

Public Consultation on Charging for Road Infrastructure Use

The European Commission seeks views from stakeholders to help explore the possibilities for new initiatives on road infrastructure use charging, in line with the 2011 White Paper on Transport. There are two questionnaires (a long and short version) and they will remain open through 4 November.

The questionnaires, and additional information are available online.

SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Public Consultation on the Extension of the SESAR Joint Undertaking under Horizon 2020

The SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) project aims at developing the next generation of Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems, capable of ensuring safe and fluid air transport over the next 30 years. The development phase of SESAR is managed by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) in a public private partnership engaging a total budget of 2.100 billion Euros, shared equally by the EU (FP7 and TEN-T), Eurocontrol and industry. 

In a public consultation with an online questionnaire the Commission is currently seeking views on the possible extension of the SESAR Joint Undertaking under Horizon 2020, with a view to further supporting the evolution of the Single European Sky and continuing the necessary research and innovation beyond the currently defined development phase. The deadline for replies is 17 October.

More information on the SJU is available on their website.

Overview of FP7 Aeronautics Research Projects – Volume 2 Available

A publication has been released providing an overview of projects that have been selected by the EU from the 2010-2011 calls under FP7. The guide is a resource for researchers looking to connect with others working in similar areas or aeronautics and to better understand the scope of projects.

Volume 2 is available online from the EU Bookshop, and Volume 1, covering projects resulting from calls in 2007-2008 is also available.

Strategic Transport Technology Plan (STTP) Video

The EC has launched the communication ‘Research and innovation for Europe's future mobility’, presenting the Strategic Transport Technology Plan (STTP). This strategic framework for transport research, innovation and deployment follows the EC’s vision for realising an integrated, efficient, safe, secure and environmentally friendly transport system.

The video, now available on eutube and the STTP website illustrates the vision for a better mobility for Europe.

EU Surface Transport Research Video

A short movie highlights surface transport research and innovation projects supported by the European Commission. The projects presented look to solve limitations of current European surface transport systems and shed light on the future. Over €1 billion is being invested by the European Commission in this area from 2007 to 2012.

 
News from the Transport Research Community

ACARE Launches Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2050

On 12 September in Berlin, the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) launched a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) to guide the future focus of public and private research towards the achievement of the ‘Flightpath 2050’ Vision.

The SRIA provides a guide to future activities in public and private funding programmes while meeting societal and market needs and maintaining and extending Europe’s industrial leadership in aviation.

For more information, read the vision Flightpath 2050 or the ACARE website.

European Mobility Week 16-22 September 2012

The 11th annual European Mobility Week took place from 16 to 22 September across hundreds of participating European cities. This year’s theme was ‘Moving in the right direction’ and aimed to raise awareness of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans while also increasing public and stakeholder participation.

For more information, see the mobility week website.

Do the Right Mix – Support for Multimodal Travel Initiatives

In connection with European Mobility Week, the European Commission has launched an award to encourage the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Local and regional authorities can submit their plans to be reviewed by expert judges. The deadline for entry submission is 9 November and the award is €10 000.

More information, including a video, ‘Do the right mix’,  is available on the programme website.

Smart City Technology Platform Call for Proposals

The Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform supports the EU's goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050 by facilitating innovation. The Mobility and Transport Working Group of the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform invites the submission of Solution Proposals (SP’s) describing ideas, pilot projects and best practices around these three topics:

  • ICT based Information & communication systems (vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-vehicle, intermodal transport, mobility management)

  • New Business and Governance Models and organisational aspects to increase multi-/inter-modality and overcome market obstacles

  • Innovations around cross-sector integration to increase energy efficiency, reduce GHG-emissions and pollutants, and raise efficiency (e.g. linkage of e-mobility and Smart Grid concept)

Examples of proposals and additional information can be found on the Smart Cities website.

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