Dexa – exhausting all possible avenues
Modern diesel engines are in pole position
in the carbon emission stakes and offer a feasible path to reducing
pollution. However, there’s a snag. They produce other pollutants
that are above the levels of upcoming EU regulations. The Art-Dexa
project has steered its way around this challenge.
Some 40 Growth-funded projects working
towards cleaner, lower-emission engines will meet at the annual
review of the Premtech II thematic network. Taking place in Thessaloniki,
Greece, on 12 and 13 June 2003, the review will also look at proposals
to continue work in this field under FP6.
gets results afloat
Technological progress in floating structures
which will enable the oil and gas industry to open new deep water
fields will be discussed at a workshop in Paris on 5 June 2003.
Organised by FLOATTECH, an FP5 thematic network on technologies
for floating structures, the workshop is about sharing proposals
with a view to forming consortia.
sharing: Don't buy - just drive
Do we need to own everything we use?
One way to get more enjoyment out of moving around is to organise
our access to vehicles better. Car sharing - essentially short-term
neighbourhood car hire - is the missing link in an intelligent
intermodal urban mix involving public transport, taxis, car hire,
bicycles and walking.
celebrates 50 years of wind tunnel research
On 20 March 2003, ONERA will host the
world aerospace community as it celebrates the 50th anniversary
of the first wind tunnel tests carried out at its S1MA facility,
which boasts the largest sonic wind tunnel in the world. The event
will take place in the beautiful setting of Modane in the heart
of the French Alps.
welcomes Strategic Rail Research Agenda
The European Rail Research Advisory Council
(ERRAC) presented its comprehensive Strategic Rail Research Agenda
(SRRA) to Commissioner Philippe Busquin on 18 December 2002 in
Brussels, identifying key scientific and technological priorities
for both passenger and freight rail transport over the next 20