09 September 2011

Research on Sustainable Surface Transport

European funds for research in the field of Sustainable Surface Transport
Deadline: 1st December 2011

MAIN AREAS OF INTERVENTION:
CHALLENGE 1. ECO-INNOVATION
ACTIVITY:THE GREENING OF SURFACE TRANSPORT
AREA: THE GREENING OF PRODUCTS AND OPERATIONS
  • Assessment and mitigation of noise impacts of the maritime transport on the marine environment
  • Support to the development of joint programming in marine and maritime research to address cross-cutting sea-related challenges
  • Management of energy in railway systems
CHALLENGE 2. SAFE AND SEAMLESS MOBILITY
ACTIVITY: ENCOURAGING MODAL SHIFT AND DECONGESTING TRANSPORT CORRIDORS
AREA: MARITIME AND INLAND WATERWAYS TRANSPORT
  • Innovative fleet for efficient logistics chain
AREA QUALITY OF RAIL SERVICE
  • Planning rail towards 2050
  • The role of rail in the European transport system in response to major disruptions
  • Efficient rolling stock and train operations for competitive rail freight services
AREA: INTEROPERABILITY AND SAFETY
  • Rail system interoperability (regulatory and non-legislative interoperability based on technological innovations)
  • Europe to Asia: rail research collaboration
ACTIVITY: ENSURING SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY
AREA: NEW TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY CONCEPTS
  • Research actions regarding the accessibility of transport systems
  • Innovative design and operation of new or upgraded efficient urban transport interchanges
  • Take-up of transport innovation in urban and regional transport
  • Automated urban vehicles
AREA: HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
  • Coordinating innovation for efficient bus systems in the urban environment
ACTIVITY: IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY
AREA: INTEGRATED SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR SURFACE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
  • Human element factors in shipping safety
  • Safety of ships in Arctic conditions
  • Large scale naturalistic driving observations for safe and sustainable transport
AREA: POLICY SUPPORT
  • Priorities for road safety research in Europe
CHALLENGE 3: COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH INNOVATION
ACTIVITY: STRENGTHENING COMPETITIVENESS
AREA: COMPETITIVE SURFACE TRANSPORT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

  • Tools and conditions for attractive, efficient and competitive single wagonload traffic and its interaction with road and intermodal transports
  • Next generation tools for optimised infrastructure asset management
  • Innovative structural and outfitting materials for ships including inland ships
  • Innovation and standardisation in the field of signalling to accelerate a European Train Control System rollout
  • E-guided vessels: the 'autonomous' ship