ERA-NET ROAD Climate Change Conference




Four research projects were let in 2007 by the “Road Owners Getting to Grips with Climate Change” Project Executive Board (PEB) of the ERA-NET ROAD Programme.

These projects, known as RIMAROCC, IRWIN, SWAMP and P2R2C2, focused on issues such as risk assessment, winter maintenance, flooding and impacts on road pavements. The Project Executive Board’s objective was to investigate issues of climate change adaptation that would provide tools for road authorities to identify and prevent future problems to road infrastructure.
At the conclusion of this programme, a final conference is being organised to present the findings and recommendations. The event will expose practical outputs that can be applied across Europe, and will be important in facilitating the understanding of this research across the funding member states.
FEHRL is organising the event in collaboration with the German Federal Highway Research Institute, BASt.

The conference is free of charge and will be held in English.  It will start at 14:00 on Wednesday, December 8th, with the presentation of both national and European projects. The second day of the conference on Thursday, December 9th, will be fully dedicated to the ERA-NET ROAD projects, RIMAROCC, IRWIN, SWAMP and P2R2C2, with discussion sessions organised to identify the recommendations for implementation.

For those who cannot attend, on 9 December 2010 a live streaming presentation  of the introduction and projects presentations (10:30-12:45) and plenary (15:45-16:45) will be available There is also the opportunity to ask questions via e-mail to the plenary. 

The two-day conference will be hosted at BASt in Bergisch Gladbach (near Cologne), Germany. Bus transfers will be provided between the NH hotel in Cologne and the conference venue at BASt. On the evening of December 8th, a get-together dinner will be organised at the Chocolate Museum near the medieval Christmas market.
If you require any further information, please contact Isabelle Lucchini, at, tel. +32 2 775 8243 or fax. +32 2 775 8254.