Cerema is a partner of 38 projects funded by the European Commission, mainly within the Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme (2014-2020) and within the regional cooperation section known as Interreg of the regional development fund, ERDF.
The projects focus on sustainable regional development in collaboration with local authorities, industrial and academic partners across Europe.
In 2018, Cerema participated in the filing of more than 30 European projects.
HORIZON 2020 PROGRAMME (2014-2020)
Led by Ertico ITS-Europe, the AEOLIX project - Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchange - aims to improve logistics chains by developing a digital platform for real-time exchange of information between key stakeholders in European logistics: intra- or inter- commercial companies and authorities. Data from 11 test sites (Living Labs) that include supply chains across Europe will feed into the platform.
In France, Cerema participates, alongside Geoloc Systems and Novacom, in the study of the logistics chain of the port of Bordeaux and in the identification of its commercial and logistics needs. Emphasis is placed, in particular, on hazardous goods transport data and customs declarations. The aim is to save time in the processing of goods. Cerema is also helping to implement the AEOLIX platform for the Bordeaux site and to assess it according to a protocol common to all the test sites.
Project start and end: 09/2016 – 08/2019
MODALES, Modify Drivers' behaviour to Adapt for Lower Emissions, helps to substantially reduce the polluting emissions of all types of road vehicles. Focused on the driver, it encourages the adoption of adapted driving practices and vehicle maintenance choices. It aims to improve the effectiveness of On-Board Diagnostics (OBD devices) and their updates. The project is based on a better understanding of the impact of driving on vehicle emissions from engines, brakes and tires. Coordinated by European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation - Intelligent Transport Systems & Services Europe and bringing together 15 partners from 10 European countries and the European neighbourhood, solutions are proposed that can be leveraged by local and national air quality plans: driver training, driving assistance via an app and awareness campaigns. MODALES also provides an international platform for sharing innovative solutions and best practices to reduce vehicle emissions.
Cerema brings its knowledge of on-board driving assistance systems to reduce fuel consumption and their impact on driving practices. Work to assess the impacts of these devices is carried out based on statistical analysis of data
Project start and end: 09/2019 – 08/2022
For further information: Cordis sheet
Project Nature4Cities - Nature Based Solutions project for re-naturing cities: knowledge diffusion and decision support platform through new collaborative models - focuses on the re-introduction of nature in the city and in particular the integration into urban planning of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). It aims to create a web platform where pioneering experiences will be listed and technical solutions, methods and decision-making tools for urban planning will be proposed. The deployment of these Nature-based solutions is encouraged by the development of new cooperative models. From November 2016 until October 2020, the project involves 9 Member States, coordinated by Nobatek/Inef4 (France), a private centre for applied research, the National Institute for Energy and Environmental Transition of buildings.
Cerema manages the scientific aspects of the project, coordinates the construction of NBS knowledge (typologies, project observatory) and develops a framework for the analysis of NBS implementation in urban projects.
Project start and end: 11/2016 – 10/2020
SUMPS-UP - European Programme for Accelerating the Take up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans - aims to help European cities develop sustainable and less polluting urban mobility by helping them implement Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
The project brings together 15 partners from 11 countries, including 7 European cities. Approximately one hundred cities, including 3 French cities to date (Ile-de-France mobilités, Métropole du Grand Nancy, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole) are involved in the project as part of pilot groups in order to benefit from training, exchange between peers and to test locally the tools offered at the European level. In all, the project aims to impact six hundred cities in developing their transport capacity, thanks to the tools provided by the project. SUMPs-Up is one of three projects linked to the CIVITAS 2020 European initiative.
With its expertise, both in France and internationally (MobiliseYourCity initiative), Cerema is involved more specifically in the development and improvement of national frameworks promoting the establishment of SUMPs: governance, funding and legal and methodological frameworks. It also co-performed an inventory of needs, obstacles and best practices in urban mobility planning at the level of all the Member States. It operates in three countries (Bulgaria, Greece and Italy) to help set up national frameworks: identification of organisations promoting the establishment of a national framework, dissemination of guides and tools for the development of a national framework and specific recommendations according to national contexts.
Project start and end: 09/2016 – 02/2020
INTERREG PROGRAMMES (ERDF)
AGEO, Atlantic Geohazard Platform, is a project funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area programme (ERDF). It aims to develop Citizen Observatory demonstrators for geological risks (coastal risks, land movements, seismicity in particular) in order to improve the management of these risks (prevention, monitoring, surveillance and operational capacities) and cooperation at the Atlantic Arc level (Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, United Kingdom). These observatories will notably integrate new solutions based on participatory and collaborative sciences, and on Copernicus data services. The demonstrator supported by the French partners is an observatory of coastal vulnerability to risks of erosion and submersion in regions in Brittany.
Cerema is working in close collaboration with the University of Western Brittany (UBO) to develop and deploy in Brittany an observatory of coastal vulnerability to risks and submersion. Cerema participates in the development of the index of systemic coastal vulnerability to risks and supports the transfer of the observatory to managers of the regions: specifications for the Web interface software tool, conducting workshops with local stakeholders, implementation manual, training, transfer to regional stakeholders.
Project start and end: June 2019 - May 2022
ENDURE - ENsuring DUne REsilience against Climate Change - is a cross-border cooperation project funded by Interreg 2 Mers (France-Belgium-Netherlands-United Kingdom). ENDURE is looking for new solutions to reduce the erosion of dunes in the English Channel and the North Sea and thus avoid the risks of marine submersion increased by climate change. Coordinated by the English Norfolk County Council, the project develops designs and implementations of new net technology and analyses their effects. It also tests and assesses the effects of mussel cultivation stations (mussel beds) to reduce the effect of waves on coastal erosion.
Cerema brings its skills in the collection and processing of topographic and bathymetric data (ocean bed relief and depth). Cerema installs the field demonstrators (nets and piles), monitors (notably by drone) at two pilot sites and carries out studies to determine the effectiveness of the devices. It also assesses the tools providing information on the state of the dunes and their vulnerability. Cerema is a partner of ONERC for the establishment of a data centre on adaptation to climate change, in conjunction with local authorities.
Project start and end: 07/2017 – 12/2020
Inundatio is a project funded by Interreg Sudoe (South West European Area). It offers a model of a flash flood management system in upstream watersheds. This model will be based on the hydrological characterisation of the watershed concerned, characterisation of the hazard, analysis of historical and real-time data, development of risk scenarios and analysis of the vulnerability of human lives and buildings. The project will be deployed to the upstream watersheds of South-western European (the Pyrenees for France), vulnerable to torrential flooding and lacking early warning systems.
Cerema will develop a modelling system to alert local crisis managers in the event of an imminent risk of flooding in small rivers. In collaboration with the managers, it will seek to enrich the network of sensors. It will also help develop hydrographic mapping by testing new GIS methods. It will analyse the interactions between watercourses and buildings and will study the optimum positioning of temporary anti-runoff protection.
Project start and end: 07/2019 - 12/2021
Linking Alps is a cross-border cooperation project funded by Interreg Alpine Space. It aims to offer travellers the most relevant door-to-door route calculation service by combining the results of the various calculators and existing regional route proposals. The traveller thus views only one interface. The aim is to encourage travellers to use public transport by offering them an «integrated» service. This project is a continuation of the Linking Danube project.
Cerema contributes to the technical work, ensures the production of a decision support guide and the implementation of route calculators for the authorities organising transport and multimodal information sites. It participates in the promotion of results with local authorities and transport stakeholders.
Project start and end: 10/2019 – 10/2022
For further information: Cerema project sheet (in French)
MOMPA is a cross-border cooperation project funded by Interreg POCTEFA (France-Spain-Andorra). It aims to improve the management of the risk of land movements in the Pyrenees by a “proactive” approach, anticipated thanks to the mobilisation of satellite images (SAR interferometry technique, InSAR) which allows early detection of movements. Led by CTTC (Telecommunications Centre of Catalonia), the project produces land movement monitoring maps (area included in Alt Urgell, Cerdanya, Capcir, Conflent and Andorra), assesses the associated risk and proposes action protocols to civil protection services.
Cerema participates in all the land movement monitoring and geological risk management work. It is more particularly responsible for the development and dissemination of action protocols.
Project start and end: 12/2019 – 05/2022
ORRAP - Optimal Recycling of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements - is a cross-border cooperation project funded by Interreg Rhin Supérieur (France-Germany-Switzerland). ORRAP is intended to reduce the environmental impact of road works for low-traffic pavements in the Upper Rhine region. It offers a technical and legal framework to optimise the recycling of lower quality or even polluted asphalt aggregates from secondary road networks in order to use them again as the foundation of low-traffic pavements. A technical guide will detail the conditions and recommendations for implementation. This guide may be accompanied by instructions for adapting pavement sizing methods incorporating recycled asphalt aggregates. The project is coordinated by INSA Strasbourg.
Cerema provides its expertise for the analysis of the French legal framework, the characterisation of asphalt aggregates and their study in the laboratory, the technical, economic and environmental study of the chosen solution and the study of the deployment of the technique for the Alsace region.
PyrenEOS is a cross-border cooperation project funded by Interreg POCTEFA (France-Spain-Andorra). It aims to offer 9 innovative services resulting from the use of satellite images for effective mobilisation of natural resources and management of natural hazards (water, agricultural soils and forest cover). This industrial research project is building a cross-border platform based on remote sensing capabilities derived from the use of satellite images from the European Copernicus Earth observation system. The 9 services are developed and tested in the regions of the Basque Country, Navarre, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques with a vocation to extend to the whole of the Pyrenees.
Among the 8 partners of the project, Cerema is working to build the platform for the efficient use of water resources.
Project start and end: 07/2016 - 06/2020
Riskcoast is a project funded by Interreg SUDOE (South West European space). Under the coordination of CTTC (Catalonia Telecommunications Centre), the project offers an integral view of the geological risks that threaten the coast by considering the entire watershed in the context of climate change (slides, land subsidence during droughts due to the intense exploitation of aquifers, erosion and loss of soil resulting from torrential events, erosion of foreshores and retreat of deltas). It focuses on improving the coordination and effectiveness of prevention, disaster management and rehabilitation of disaster areas by proposing natural and long-term adaptation measures.
Cerema participates in the identification and development of new detection tools, the common definition of alert thresholds to be taken into account and will subsequently lead comparative crisis management exercises by the competent local authorities.
Project start and end: October 2019 - September 2022
SAPYRA is a cross-border cooperation project funded by Interreg POCTEFA (France-Spain-Andorra). It aims to improve the safety of Pyrenean accesses, especially to the Principality Andorra in the face of the risk of avalanches. This risk is estimated to be increased in the context of climate change: increased snowfall over periods that tend to increase. By creating protective infrastructures (especially paravalanche devices), and implementing prevention tools, SAPYRA aims to significantly reduce the number of days and hours of closure of the routes concerned and develops information and cross-border cooperation in a sustainable way.
Cerema carries out mobility and accessibility studies in the affected areas.
Project start and end: 09/2016 - 08/2020
LIFE-ADSORB is a project funded by the European Life programme. It implements and tests an innovative prototype for the effective retention of rainwater pollutants from road run-off, released into the natural environment. It focuses on reducing organic and mineral micro-pollutants: metals, suspended solids (SS), hydrocarbons and other environmental toxic substances (phthalates, alkylphenols, perfluorinated compounds, etc.) whether present in dissolved or particulate form. LIFE-ADSORB is led by the city of Paris and brings together academic research laboratories (INRA and ENPC), Cerema and the engineering and research office EcoBird.
Cerema leads the assessment of the filter's effectiveness and contributes directly to the instrumentation, acceptance testing and modelling phases of the filter. It carries out some analyses of micro-pollutants and participates in the environmental assessment for the life cycle analysis (LCA) section.
Project start and end: July 2018 - September 2023
Learn more: LIFE-ADSORB project sheet
DIGUE2020 is a project funded by the Erdf, distributed by the Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur region, the State-Region Plan Contract (CPER) and the Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Council. It aims to create an «experimental» dyke dedicated to dyke research by observing its behaviour in situ in order to improve submersion risk control. The knowledge developed and shared via a website will allow, in the medium term, the emergence of reinforcement projects or new dykes of more sustainable design via the lime treatment of materials present on-site; a more resource-efficient design method that consumes less energy since it limits the transport of materials.
Cerema contributes to the research and innovation work for the design of the «experimental» dyke, coordinates and reports on the «Quantifying the consequences of the actions of the sea on the research platform» and supervises one of the three theses, dedicated to improving the dyke auscultation by non-destructive processes.
Project start and end: 04/2016 - 08/2020
For further information: Cerema project sheet (in French)
DAISI (Data science) is a project co-funded by the Erdf and distributed by the Normandy Region. This upstream research project aims to structure work carried out in data sciences by bringing together the strengths and resources of the stakeholders involved to analyse large quantities of useful data, particularly for the urban environment.
Cerema works in the field of road safety and more precisely the estimation of behaviour and faulty trajectories such as incidents at intersections of rural roads. This work follows on from the RoadTrac project funded by the Normandy Region.
Project start and end: 10/2016 - 09/2020
MLA3 (Slow movements in the Alps: Anticipate and Develop) is a project co-funded under the Interregional Program of the Alps Range (POIA-ERDF) managed by the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region (in partnership with the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region).
It aims to better understand and model slow clay-type landslides, in a context of climate change, in order to better anticipate them and consider development in the affected areas. The project is based on the monitoring of pilot sites along the RN85 (Route Napoléon). For each pilot site, the project involves discussion with all the stakeholders of the affected regions (one third of the budget devoted to Human and Social Sciences) to improve the management of the risk related to this type of slowly evolving phenomenon. Four municipalities are involved, along with the Isère Departmental Council and the Interdepartmental Roads Directorate (DIR) Mediterranean, the Isère mountain land restoration service (RTM 38) and the Pôle Alpin des Risques Naturels (PARN) .
Cerema is involved in all 4 aspects of the project: (A) characterisation of massifs and knowledge of the sliding mechanisms at work, (B) instrumentation and monitoring of movements, (C) modelling to anticipate and (D) discussion around the management of risks induced by slow landslides.
Project start and end: 04/2018 - 03/2021
Mechanism for interconnection in Europe - MIE
C-ROADS France is a project funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). C-ROADS France is a pilot project for the deployment of cooperative intelligent transport systems and follows on from the European SCOOP project. It expands SCOOP to new regions and is working on the analysis and technical specification of new use cases including urban use cases and a smartphone application. It participates in the European C-Roads Platform, which collates feedback from national projects and foreshadows technical and functional upgrades to and orientations of future systems deployed throughout Europe.
Cerema is a partner in the project. It contributes to the drafting of functional and technical specifications for use cases. It also provides support in project management assistance to certain road managers involved. It helps in the validation and assessment of systems and use cases.
Project start and end: 04/2016 - 02/2020
EU-EIP, or European ITS Platform, is a project funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). It aims to deploy intelligent transport systems (ITS) in an integrated manner at the scale of trans-European road transport networks. It is based on a platform allowing national ministries, road managers and partners from the public and private sectors to cooperate to promote and optimise the harmonised deployment of ITS.
Cerema is a partner in the project and as such is involved in the development of guidelines for the deployment of ITSs for traffic management, information services to freight and logistics stakeholders. It also contributes to defining the quality criteria for ITS services, for the deployment of autonomous vehicles and cooperative systems, as well as to the data exchange standard (DATEX II). It is also involved in the assessment of ITS deployment. Additionally, Cerema carries the French positions on ITS on behalf of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition (MTES).
Project start and end: 07/2015 - 12/2020
For further information: EU ITS Platform sheet of the CEF programme
InDiD is a project funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). It is the logical continuation of the European cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) projects SCOOP@F, C-ROADS France and InterCor in which Cerema participates. The project aims to expand coverage to new experimental sites, and to develop new use cases that address the urban environment, along with increased autonomous vehicle perception use cases. By deploying connectivity to infrastructure, InDiD will improve safety and cooperative traffic management. Coordinated by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, it brings together 24 partners including communities, road managers and companies in the sector.
Cerema is responsible for the development of some of the specifications of the global system, consisting of connected vehicles, roadside units, vehicle management units and managers' platforms, and for upgrades to the European road traffic management data exchange standard, DATEX II.
Project start and end: summer 2019 - 2023
European Commission - DG MOVE
European Framework Architecture or FRAME NEXT for Intelligent Transport Services is a project funded by the European Commission's Transport Policy Department (DG-Move). Coordinated by AustriaTech, it offers a method and tool to improve and extend the existing Common European Architecture (FRAME Architecture) for the deployment of intelligent transport services (ITS) in Europe. The project involves the development of new ITS services in Member States: interoperability of the mandatory automatic emergency call «eCall» system for all new models of passenger vehicles, and C-ITS services (real-time information in connected vehicles such as site alerts, unannounced and dangerous events, road traffic and alternative route, parking park and multimodality option etc.). An online support platform for use of the FRAME architecture will be provided.
Cerema is a partner of the project alongside the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition (MTES/DGITM) and the association ATEC ITS France.
Project start and end: 06/2017 - 06/2021
European Commission - DG MARE
SIMAtlantic (Supporting Implementation of Maritime Space Planning in the Atlantic) is funded by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs (DG-Mare) (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund - EMFF). The project aims to exchange best practices and data for the implementation of the European Directive on Maritime Use Planning (DCPEM), which is intended to exploit but protect the European maritime area in a sustainable way. In particular, it will produce a web platform for accessing maps to improve citizens' knowledge of these coastal and maritime issues. Coordinated by the Irish University of Cork, the project brings together eleven partners from the five European countries of the Atlantic Arc (France, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal and Ireland).
Cerema assists in identifying the geographical and environmental characteristics of the Atlantic Arc (data on the nature of the seabed, bathymetry, biological data, etc.) and in the production of innovative data dissemination tools. Cerema thus enhances its involvement in the implementation of the national maritime and coastal strategy.
Project start and end: July 2019 - July 2021
For further information: Marine Spatial Planning Platform sheet
Réseau européen COST GABI
The European COST GABI network - Shallow geothermal application for buildings and infrastructures - focuses on the design and integration of geothermal systems in elements of foundations, supports or tunnels. The COST GABI network is run by Ifsttar and brings together 27 countries.
Cerema participates in working group 4 on the specific mechanical design of these structures. In particular, Cerema organised a benchmark on the mechanical justification of geothermal piles, which allowed the various approaches available to be assessed and evaluated. This work is in line with Cerema's efforts in the field since 2009, notably through the ANR GECKO project (2012-2015) and its participation in the drafting of guidelines under the aegis of CFMS and SYNTEC.
Project start and end: 2015 – 2019
Application of innovation for the development of the circular economy for sustainable construction in the Mediterranean. The RE-MED project is funded by the « IEV CTFT Mediterranean Maritime Basin» for Cross-Border Cooperation programme (IEV CTF Med 2014-2020) co-funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood Instrument.
The RE-MED project plans to transfer and test technologies to convert construction and demolition waste into resources to reduce environmental and health impacts due to failures in the management of this type of waste. The challenge of this technology transfer is to start the construction of a construction and demolition waste recycling circuit and to turn it into a lever for the social, environmental and digital transition of the Mediterranean regions.
The project will involve structured training, decision support tools (methodological guides, business models, data sharing platform, environmental impact calculations, standards projects) and testing of new technologies (BIM, 3D modelling of road degradation readings). It links research stakeholders (universities, technical centres) with SMEs and industrialists (construction companies, quarries, etc.) involved in the chain of activity related to construction and demolition waste (production, sorting, processing, and recovery).
Project start and end: September 2020 to March 2023
For further information: Programme website