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EU-funded researchers have developed a sophisticated modelling system capable of gauging the influence of man-made climate change on extreme weather wreaking havoc around the globe, from heat waves and droughts to floods and storm surges.
Published: 19 April 2018
It develops innovative, cutting-edge technologies aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft, for incorporation into the next generations of aircraft from 2025 onwards.
Published: 17 April 2018
Scientific knowledge plays a crucial role in addressing global challenges such as climate change, demographic changes, or economic crises. We act as science providers and knowledge brokers by providing the best available evidence to policymakers. Our aim is to use scientific knowledge to build solutions that are efficient, equitable and sustainable.
Published: 13 April 2018
An EU-funded project is helping to green the railway sector and promote the circular economy by using sleepers made from recycled plastic and old tyres, which can also incorporate solar panels and smart technology.
Published: 11 April 2018
Taking inspiration from nature, an EU-funded project is developing smart airplane wings that can sense changes in pressure and adapt their shape instantaneously. These airplanes of the future will be more energy efficient and silent: more bird-like, in effect.
Published: 9 April 2018
On the surface, 'digitalisation' might sound like just another trending but meaningless buzzword. But digitalisation is real and is radically changing the way we live and more specifically the way we travel. SESAR, the technological pillar of the Single Europe Sky, is working with stakeholders in the aviation value chain to develop and deliver tech solutions to meet the passenger demand for seamless, smart and safe air travel.
Published: 4 April 2018
EU-funded researchers are developing novel manufacturing techniques to cut the time and cost involved in producing lightweight, strong and durable components for aircraft, supporting efforts to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.
Published: 4 April 2018
EU-funded researchers are developing a high-energy lithium-ion battery to power a range of electric vehicles. They aim to meet growing demand for greener transport and help Europe establish a competitive advantage in battery cell production.
Published: 3 April 2018
Europe has some of the richest cultural heritage in the world. Yet its historic sites, monuments and museums are at risk from climate change and natural disasters. An EU-funded project is developing methods, tools, services and policies to protect this irreplaceable cultural legacy.
Published: 26 March 2018
Published: 20 March 2018