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FP7 2013 Draft work programme for surface transport now available

The marvellously-named "non-paper" that outlines areas of potential funding under the European FP7 programme for 2013 is now available to download from the Surface Transport group's document library.  Look for the document named 2013 Work Proramme [Non-Paper].doc - note you will need to be a member of the Surface Transport group in order to download this document.

Download the document to find out more about items under the following sections:


Activity 7. 2. 1. The greening of surface transport

SST.2013.1-1. Track optimisation and monitoring for further noise reduction (in relation to Technical Specification for Interoperability and Environmental Noise Directive)

SST.2013.1-2. Towards the zero CO2-emission ship

SST.2013.1-2. ERA-NET Plus ‘Advanced materials and techniques for green and reliable infrastructure’


Activity 7.2.2. Encouraging modal shift and decongesting transport corridors

SST.2013.2-1. Next generation of train control systems in the domain of urban and main line European railway systems

SST.2013.2-2. New concepts for railway infrastructure and operation: adaptable, automated, resilient and high-capacity

Activity 7.2.3. Ensuring sustainable urban mobility

SST.2013.3-1. Managing integrated multimodal urban transport network

SST.2013.3-2. Implementing innovative and green urban transport solutions in Europe and beyond

SST.2013.3-3. Capitalising CIVITAS knowledge and experience

Activity 7.2.4. Improving safety and security

SST.2013.4-1. Ships in operation

SST.2013.4-2. Inspection capabilities for enhanced ship safety

SST.2013.4-3. Advanced digital human body models and virtual testing


Activity 7.2.5. Strengthening competitiveness

SST.2013.5-1. Technical requirements for the certification of new materials for railway rolling stock

SST.2013.5-2. Low cost flexible automation and mechanisation in small to medium shipyards

SST.2013.5-3. Open in-vehicle platform architecture

SST.2013.5-4. Innovative, cost-effective construction and maintenance for safer, greener roads


SST.2013.6-1. Strengthening the research and innovation strategies of the transport industries in Europe

SST.2013.6-2. Technology transfer in the area of Transport (including AAT)

SST.2013.6-3. Towards a competitive and resource efficient port transport system

SST.2013.6-4. Ex-post evaluation of the Transport (including Aeronautics) theme of the FP7 ‘Cooperation’ specific programme 

SST.2013.6-5. Conference: support for the organisation of Transport Research Arena (TRA)


GC.SST.2013-1. Efficient, safe, convenient solutions for grid and road integration of the electric vehicle

GC.SST.2013-2. Next generation electric motors

GC.SST.2013-3. Future light electric vehicles

GC.SST.2013-4. Demonstration of electric buses as urban public transport

GC.SST.2013-5. Configurable and adaptable truck

GC.SST.2013-6. High efficiency energy conversion for future heavy duty transport

GC.SST.2013-7. ERA-NET Plus ‘Electromobility and logistics’

GC.SST.2013-8. Technical and operational connectivity in intermodal freight transport


OCEAN.2013-1. Biosensors for real time monitoring of biohazard and man made chemical contaminants in the marine environment

OCEAN.2013-2. Innovative sensors for in-situ monitoring of marine environment and related maritime activities

OCEAN.2013-3. Innovative antifouling materials for maritime applications

OCEAN.2013-4. Innovative transport and deployment systems for the offshore energy sector


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