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Carbon Aware Travel Choices in the climate-friendly world of tomorrow

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 234094

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2009

  • End date

    31 January 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 925 653,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 482 891

Coordinated by:

MRC McLean Hazel Limited

United Kingdom

Objective

The CATCH Project aims to develop a knowledge platform which will become a public information system for mobility related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction advice. The holistic Platform will provide travellers, businesses, planners and other mobility stakeholders with the tools to play their part in creating a new mobility culture promoting timely and informed climate-friendly travel choice and policies. The Platform will enable travellers to understand the climate change impacts of their choices, and take effective actions to reduce them, and enable policy decision makers to include carbon constraints into their actions. The Platform will include a range of CATCH tools, including a virtual environmental travel assistant, and be driven by the CATCH mobility knowledge engine. The main project activities to achieve this aim are: - Strong user understanding and user-based design; - review of the results in previous research, and engagement with existing EU funded projects WISETRIP and i-Travel projects, and the CIVITAS initiative; - realization of a database of GHG and transportation performance, which interfaces with appropriate emissions-related systems; - identification and assessment of climate-friendly travel scenarios; - development, testing and validation of the mobility knowledge engine; - defined exploitation path and wide dissemination of results through a dedicated internet web site, publications, conferences and workshops. CATCH will involve 40 cities and global carbon constraint professionals from mobility and related fields. Each city and professional has different experiences and brings new understanding. CATCH’s expected results meet the following work programme objectives: - to guarantee at least neutral impacts on climate change; - to cover the critical gaps in existing emission information systems - to apply large scale demonstrations of integrated solutions for cities in Europe, regional and interregional mobility.

Coordinator

MRC McLean Hazel Limited

Address

Hill Street 3
Eh2 3jp Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 201 518,98

Administrative Contact

Steven Cassidy (Dr.)

Participants (11)

POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 226 050

Q-SPHERE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 160 030

SOCIEDAD IBERICA DE CONSTRUCCIONES ELECTRICAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 600

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 256 203,62

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 12 629,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 68 126,53

Systematica S.p.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 242 508

HANDAN Municipal Government

China

EU Contribution

€ 18 785,32

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 35 940

TRL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 102 498,80

E-FORUM FORUM FOR EUROPEAN E-PUBLICSERVICES AISBL HOTE EUROPEEN POUR LES SERVICES PUBLICS EN LIGNE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 234094

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2009

  • End date

    31 January 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 925 653,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 482 891

Coordinated by:

MRC McLean Hazel Limited

United Kingdom