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Instantaneous Road Traffic Emissions Modelling System for cities

Project description

A system to model road-traffic emissions for cities

In recent years, there has been rising concern for the environment, and along with it, a rush, in a multitude of sectors, to research and develop new ways to prevent ecological collapse and improve sustainability. One sector of high importance is that concerned with road traffic in cities, where emissions produce severe effects on citizens’ health and the environment. New emerging technologies in transport are arriving and a change in urban mobility paradigm has begun. This poses a unique opportunity to develop innovative tools needed to tackle urban air pollution. With this in mind, the EU-funded project IRTEMS will develop an instantaneous, high-resolution road-traffic-emission-modelling system that can be applied at city scale. Research results will be disseminated to various target audiences and will be accessible for scientific publications


IRTEMS aims at developing an instantaneous road traffic emission modelling system for its application at city scale. The final result is a useful and thorough tool to provide accurate city-wide emission results considering European traffic conditions. It will be developed by means of the implementation of an instantaneous traffic emission modelling system with high resolution at city scale. This tool will help to give knowledge-based answers for measures to be implement for a good air quality in the European Union cities taking into account gender dimension and ethical aspects in all steps of the project. For the purpose of the project a 2-year stay in the USA with experts on measuring and modelling emissions is proposed with a 1-year returning phase to an emission and air quality modelling reference group in Europe, located in Madrid. Collaborations with enterprises of the transport sector and other research organizations with expertise on instantaneous traffic emission models are contemplated through the research program. This aspect reinforce the strong inter/multidisciplinary of the project to develop a powerful tool and to provide solutions involving different aspects to generate an important impact on society. On the other hand this ambitious project is a career opportunity that will help to generate new research lines and reinforce an independent position of the researcher through the scientific training activities and complementary skills developed during the action. All the research results and knowledge generated during the project will be openly accessible by scientific publications and several dissemination activities for different target audiences. This will help to involve different sectors on the research activities from the EU, increasing the interest of a wider part of the society. In this case, by contributing to a better air quality in accordance with the targets of the European climate action plan through the analysis of air traffic emissions.


Net EU contribution
€ 245 732,16
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 245 732,16

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