9-10 May 2012, Delft, the Netherlands
e-Freight denotes the vision for a paper-free, electronic flow of information associating the physical flow of goods with a paperless trail built by Information and Communication Technologies. It includes the ability to track and trace freight along its journey, across transport modes, and to automate the exchange of cargo-related data for regulatory or commercial purposes.
The 2012 e-Freight conference will be organised by EC funded projects, all studying and creating solutions for the e-Freight areas of information exchange in planning, monitoring, invoicing, compliance and reporting for secure mulitmodal freight transport. These projects will also present themselves and their results at the conference.
4 May 2012, Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei, Friedrichshafen, Germany
In May 2012, the Zeppelin New Technology (NT) will embark on a series of campaigns which will be carried out through 2012/2013. The campaigns are part of the pan-European “PEGASOS” project funded by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) in which 26 partners from 15 European nations are investigating the relationship between atmospheric chemistry and climate change. The Zeppelin will fly over Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Slovenia, Italy and France) during three scheduled experimental flights.
The EU’s PEGASOS project (Pan-European-Gas-AeroSOl-Climate Interaction Study) is a large scale project funded by the European Commission under the auspices of the Seventh Framework Programme. The purpose of the project is to investigate key atmospheric processes and to provide the scientific basis for the design of EU-wide climate protection measures as well as improve the quality of air in Europe.
The research will also be available for global climate policy, since most of the project partners are also involved in the work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
23-27 April 2012, Hannover, Germany
See the latest developments in stationary, portable & mobile fuel cells, fuel cell applications, components, test systems, hydrogen production, transport, storage & infrastructure, reformers and beyond at Europe's largest and most important H2+FC exhibition – the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells at HANNOVER MESSE.
Around 150 companies and institutions from around the globe will showcase a full spectrum of hydrogen/fuel cell-related products, many of them participating in FP6 and FP7 research. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking PPP will also be present.
26-27 April 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform) is teaming up with Euroheat & Power to organize its 2012 Conference on Renewable Heating and Cooling.The Conference is co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of its financial support to the activities of the RHC-Platform. The event will gather experts from all over Europe to explore the possibilities for smart cities to make use of renewable energy and district heating and cooling, to provide comfort to their citizens and foster the local economy.
22-27 April 2012, Montreal, Canada
International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference draws international attention to the Polar Regions, global change, and related environmental, social and economic issues.
From Knowledge to Action will bring together over 2,000 Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, non-government, education and circumpolar communities including indigenous peoples.
The European Commission will participate with a stand and inform about its related projects.