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On 4-5 December 2014, the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission organise a major conference on transport safety to be held in Genova. The event is expecting the participation of around 300 stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond. [read more]
On 13 June 2014, the European Commission released an analysis of the current situation of multimodal travel planners across Europe and its plans for the way forward. The Commission Staff Working Document “Towards a roadmap for delivering EU-wide multimodal travel information, planning and ticketing services”, highlights the EU's renewed efforts to develop Europe-wide all-in-one journey planners, making it easier to plan and book cross-border journeys that involve several means of transport. [read more]
EMSA, the European Maritime Safety Agency released its 5-year strategy covering the period 2014-2018. The publication sets out the Agency's strategic themes covering Standards, rules and implementation; Monitoring, surveillance and information sharing; Environmental challenges and response; Information, knowledge and training. For each strategic theme, the corresponding activities and key objectives are identified. [read more]
The Marco Polo programme provides financial support to projects for European freight traffic aiming at easing road congestion and air pollution by promoting a switch to greener transport modes or traffic avoidance.As of 1 January 2014, the programme is managed by the INEA Executive Agency.The Agency has now approved 27 projects from the call launched in March 2013. [read more]
The University of Zilina, Slovakia, was recently awarded with the EC grant under the 7 th Framework Programme for establishing the European Research Area (ERA) in Intelligent Transport Systems. This prestigious grant was awarded to only 11 European research institutions Europe-wide. The ERA in ITS aims to enhance research and innovation aspects of the University Science Park of the University of Zilina in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). [read more]
The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) hosted the first European Conference on SUMPs in Sopot, Poland, from 12 to 13 June 2014. Titled ‘Planning for a Liveable City', the conference gathered 140 delegates engaged in lively discussions and exchanges on hot topics in urban mobility planning. [read more]
The TRIP Policy Brochure ‘Employment in the EU transport sector' presents EU policy on transport employment and highlights the contribution of research in supporting policy development and implementation in meeting the challenges of retaining skilled workers and encouraging more and highly skilled people to join the transport workforce. [read more]
On 15 May, TRIP was presented at ACARE, the European Technology Platform for aviation, while on 4 June a TRIP presentation was made at the Support Group meeting of the WATERBORNE TP, the European Technology Platform for the waterborne sector (sea & inland transport). [read more]
NBC is a biennial conference and the largest biogas event in the Nordic countries. NBC 2014 will cover small scale biogas systems, aquatic substrates, liquid biogas, landfill gas, LBG/CBG within road bound transportation as well as future biogas systems. In addition NBC 2014 offers an extensive exhibition, a poster session and a study tour. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
Crisis situations such as an EU-wide black-out, or cross-border flooding in the Netherlands and Germany, say, can have devastating repercussions. Those involved in crisis prevention describe the unforeseen chain of events that can occur after such events as cascade effects. A well-known example of such an effect is the meltdown of Fukushimas nuclear reactors in Japan, after the power plant was hit by a tsunami, which in turn was triggered by an earthquake. Quality validation date: 2014-07-04 [read more]