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Strategic high-level transport model

Objective

The HIGH-TOOL project aims at developing a free and open high-level strategic transport model to assess economic, social and environmental impacts of transport policy. The HIGH-TOOL model will allow quick scanning of transport policy options by the European Commission (EC). Input and output indicators of the model will be based on policy targets of the White Paper 2011 and the Roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050, but may also be relevant to other areas of transport policy. The EC’s Impact Assessment Guidelines will serve as an important reference to define the model’s output variables.

The HIGH-TOOL model will be largely based on equations and elasticity developed in previous or ongoing research projects.

The model will serve as a pre-selection tool of policy options that will be further evaluated by more detailed models such as TRANSTOOLS and TREMOVE. High attention will be attached to obtain consistency between HIGH-TOOL and the EU 2012 Reference Scenario.

The model will be introduced successively during the project in order to facilitate the participation of potential users: The prototype version will be provided at an early stage, and will be largely based on existing and previous meta-models such as EXPEDITE, SUMMA or TRANSVISIONS. This prototype will be extended continuously by substituting and/ or refining the modelling formulation and adding further functionalities. This evolution process will be carried out under involvement of users, and under consideration of results from testing and validation processes. The development of the model will be accompanied by a Scientific Advisory Board, assembling distinguished experts that represent model users and model developers.

The HIGH-TOOL model will provide a web interface allowing users to assess policy options via the Internet.

A carefully elaborated, reader-friendly User Guide and the organisation of a User Training Course will complement the provision of the HIGH-TOOL model.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-TRANSPORT-2012-MOVE-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eckhard Szimba (Dr.)

Participants (7)

MCRIT, S.L
Spain
Address
Salvador Espriu 83
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreu Ulied Segui (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaco Van Meijeren (Mr.)
MKmetric Gesellschaft für Systemplanung mbH
Germany
Address
Rueppurrer Strasse 4
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benedikt Mandel (Dr.)
PANTEIA BV
Netherlands
Address
Bredewater 26
2715 CA Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees Nederstigt (Mr.)
TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV
Belgium
Address
Diestsesteenweg 57
3010 Kessel Lo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Veerle Vranckx (Mrs.)
SIGNIFICANCE BV
Netherlands
Address
Grote Marktstraat 47
2511 BH Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hendrikus Van Grol (Dr.)
FOMTERV MERNOKI TERVEZO ZRT.
Hungary
Address
Lovohaz Utca
Budapest
Administrative Contact
özséb Brückner (Mr.)