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Establishing a CompreHEnsive transport Research information Management and Exchange System

Objective

"Globalisation is accelerating, and this has an impact on the way we produce, share and use knowledge. Major global challenges such as climate change, energy supply, security of the citizen, etc., highlight the need for effective global S&T cooperation to promote sustainable development. Nowhere is this more important than in the area of Transportation R&D because an efficient and effective transport system is a fundamental prerequisite for economic growth. Furthermore, challenges transportation systems face such as congestion, security, energy efficiency and environmental problems are global concerns.
The HERMES project aims to develop a closer and more effective communication, between researchers working in the field of transport technologies in the EU, and their counterparts around the world by facilitating the exchange of information and developing a framework for long term collaboration. This will be achieved through the establishment of a common portal for accessing information from databases of past and ongoing research projects worldwide, in collaboration with database managers worldwide. As part of these ativities HERMES will seek to obtain agreement for a harmonisation of database architectures, so that information can be accessed easily by researchers wordwide.
A second aspect of the HERMES project is to engage the major players in transport research worldwide and bring them together in round table discussions to address the obstacles and concerns that restrict closer international collaboration in transportation R&D and provide a list of recommendations that will allow the creation of a truly global transport research community.
The major benefits will be, a more efficient use of resources through avoidance of duplication of effort, flow of ideas so that lessons learnt in one region can be applied in another, encouragement of the incubation of innovative solutions to transport problems and identification of topics for future collaborative research."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 393 100
Administrative Contact
Deborah Grieves (Ms.)

Participants (4)

FOUNDATION WEGEMT - A EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY AND RELATED SCIENCES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 111 280
Address
Mekelweg - Faculteit Mt 2
2628 CD Delft
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Zoe Agiasophiti (Ms.)
EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 98 440
Address
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Papadopoulos (Dr.)
EUROMOBILITA SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 114 490
Address
Taborska 922
293 01 Mlada Boleslav Iii
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ales Loncaric (Mr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 12 840
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Oana Patraulescu (Ms.)