CEDR Research Call 2018

CEDR Research Call 2018 will open by December 14, 2018.

The CEDR Transnational Research Programme (TRP) operates through a series of annual transnational calls on topics that address the needs of European road authorities. The aim is to produce research results that can be implemented by CEDR members and contribute to a safe, sustainable and efficient road network across Europe.  It is funded by CEDR members on a voluntary basis. Participation is open to any legal entity, though all consortia must be led by a legal entity from a European country.

Call Topics

Call 2018 will have two research programmes:

  1. Noise and Nuisance
  2. Building Information Modelling (BIM)

These programmes were prepared via extensive consultation among CEDR members about their research needs under these topics.

Noise and Nuisance

The aim of this research programme is to identify, consider and gain a greater understanding of existing and newer methods to reduce noise exposure and noise nuisance for people living near national roads, and to identify methods that could improve the way noise is perceived by these people. This research programme will examine the following three sub-themes:

(i) quieter tyres, tyre labelling system and pavements;

(ii) optimization and securing the performance of noise barriers; and

(iii) psycho-acoustics: improved understanding of people’s subjective reactions to road noise.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

As a result of the CEDR Call 2015 a framework for a European road OTL is available. It provides a framework how to set up a consistent and modular approach for linking data based on modern, proven IT techniques which can be implemented step by step according to the requirements and wishes of an individual CEDR member. The framework is also of use for national or organizational aims regarding connecting data from various sources for a more efficient dataflow. The CEDR Call 2018 builds on this result and aims for a wider implementation among individual CEDR members with practical results in different use cases. It also explores new territories which are of interest of CEDR members such as scanning and sensor techniques.

Generally speaking there are two main topics of interest of CEDR:

1) information management over the life cycle;

2) extensibility to legacy assets.

Programme Management

Call 2018 will be launched and managed by the CEDR member from Denmark – the Danish Road Directorate.

All questions about the launch of Call 2018 should be directed to the Programme Manager: Per Antvorskov, Danish Road Directorate, pnt@vd.dk

Launch Date and Official Information

A pre-announcement of the launch of Call 2018 has been made on the Official Journal of the European Union here.

A pre-announcement has also been made on the website of the Programme Manager here.

It is expected that full and final information on the Call, including the Description of Research Needs, will be published on the above websites and here on or before December 14, 2018. 

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