Smart Toolbox for Engaging Citizens into a People-Centric Observation Web Whilst citizen participation in environmental policy making is still in its infancy, there are signs of a growing level of interest. The majority of citizens, though, both as individuals and as groups often feel disengaged from influencing environmental policies. They also remain unaware of publicly available information, such as the GEOSS or Copernicus initiatives. SCENT, a three-years European project, which consist of 10 partners from 6 countries, will alleviate this barrier by enabling citizens to become the ‘eyes’ of the policy makers by monitoring land-cover/use changes in their everyday activities. This will be implemented through [...]




Hyper Network for electro-Mobility In recent years there have been significant developments in Electromobility in the passenger car and commercial vehicle sectors, but electric propulsion of road vehicles is still far from commonplace. A step change is required in order to reduce the dependence of road transport on fossil fuels, to improve air quality and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A key factor preventing many car owners and fleet operators from switching to electric vehicles is the limited range of vehicles and the lack of interoperability of recharging facilities (including access and payment). This particularly works against the adoption of electric [...]




PLUGGY, the Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness and Participation, addresses the need of citizens to be actively involved in cultural heritage activities, not only as observers but also as creators, maintainers and, indeed, major influencers. It provides a novel social platform and a series of smartphone apps that aim at promoting citizens’ active involvement in bringing out their local cultural environment, safeguarding the rich and diverse mosaic of European cultural heritage. PLUGGY is expected to launch an inventive, Facebook-like social platform as well as a series of Augmented Reality, Geolocation, 3D Sonic and Gaming smartphone apps that will enable citizens across [...]




Security Assurance Framework for Networked Vehicular Technology Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly capable of establishing connectivity that allows the rich-information exchange between them and road infrastructure units. The so-called 'connected-vehicles' paradigm can bring-about an enormous potential towards safer transportation only if the involved security needs against a variety of 'new' threats are confidently satisfied. The H2020 SAFERtec project (01/2017-12/2019) seeks to in-depth explore the involved vulnerabilities of connected vehicles, apply innovative techniques for attack modeling, experimentally validate the quantification of security assurance levels and also contribute to relevant standards. With a total budget of 3.8 million Euros funded by the European Commission, [...]




An INtegrated next generation PREParedness programme for improving effective inter-organisational response capacity in complex environments of disasters and causes of crises European countries confront the rising specter of transboundary crises, which cross national borders as well as policy boundaries,  with speed and ease, threatening the continuing functioning of critical infrastructures and the well-being of many citizens. Transboundary crises pose a specific set of complex challenges for which Europe is – despite recent policy initiatives – still ill prepared. IN-PREP has recognized and will address three challenges in the context of transboundary crises: Member states need to develop shared response planning. Countries [...]




Electrified L-category Vehicles Integrated into Transport and Electricity Networks ELVITEN is an H2020 European project consisted of 21 partners from 9 European Countries that aims to boost the usage of all categories of light electric vehicles (EL-Vs), including bicycles, scooters, tricycles and quadricycles, in urban environment and ultimately to achieve a mind-shift among users by providing them with a better EL-V experience. The ELVITEN consortium has the following principal objectives: First, it seeks to make users more familiar and facilitate them to use EL-Vs instead of ICE vehicles for their private transport and for light urban deliveries. Second, it attempts to [...]




Capacity with a positive environmental and societal footprint: ports in the future era COREALIS is an H2020 European project representing a strong consortium of research institutes, port operators, port authorities and leading transport, logistics and information technology stakeholders in Europe and associated countries. With the participation of 17 partners from 9 countries, COREALIS aims to maximise the capacity and improve the operational efficiency of future ports as well as support them in medium-term and long-term decision-making. The COREALIS consortium has the following principal objectives: § Embrace circular economy models in the port strategy and operations. § Reduce the port’s total environmental [...]




ICT Infrastructure for Connected and Automated Road Transport ICT4CART is an EU-funded H2020 innovation action and consists of 21 partners from nine EU countries, united in their vision to build a sustainable future for connected and automated vehicles. The aim of ICT4CART, is to provide the ICT infrastructure to enable the transition towards road transport automation. ICT4CART is bringing together, adapting and improving technological advances from different industries, mainly the telecommunication, automotive and IT industries. The project adopts a hybrid communication approach where all the major wireless technologies, i.e. cellular, ITS G5 and LTE-V, are integrated under flexible “sliced” network architecture. [...]




Development of a Decision Support System for Improved Resilience and Sustainable Reconstruction of historic areas to cope with Climate Change and Extreme Events based on Novel Sensors and Advanced Modelling Tools HYPERION aims to leverage existing tools and services (e.g., climate/extreme events models, and their impacts, decay models of building materials, Copernicus services, etc.) and novel technologies (terrestrial and satellite imaging for wide-area inspection, advanced machine learning, etc.) to deliver an integrated resilience assessment platform, addressing multi-hazard risk understanding, better preparedness, faster, adapted and efficient response, and sustainable reconstruction of historic areas. HYPERION will take into account the local eco-systems in [...]




RESilient transport infranSTructure to extreme events  RESIST is an H2020 European project with an overall goal to increase resilience of seamless transport operations to natural and man-made extreme events, protect the users of the European transport infrastructure and provide optimal information to the operators and users of the transport infrastructure. RESIST consortium consists of a diverse group of 17 partners from 10 countries ranging from civil engineers, infrastructure operations, robotics, research institutes etc. The RESIST project aims on the following principal objectives. Vulnerability assessment to physical, Extreme, Natural and manmade events Developments of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for inspection [...]

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