June 2018 - Issue 4


Project Coordina tor
Paul Doherty
Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd (GDG)
Project  Partners







Horizon 2020 project
SAFE-10-T has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723254.

SAFE-10-T Stakeholder Workshop
Defining and integrated user demand analysis at network level

The H2020-funded SAFE - 10 - T project is developing a Decision Support Tool (DST) that can be employed to support decision-making regarding the management of transport infrastructure along the European TEN - T network. These decisions primarily relate to medium to long - term interventions on road, rail, and inland waterway transport infrastructure, to increase safety and maximise network capacity.
In order to ensure that all SAFE-10-T products respond efficiently to the actual needs of end-users (citizens, groups and organisations) and that they are equipped to accommodate future needs and scenarios, the SAFE-10-T project aims to:
  • Identify the demands (current and future) of different transport users (freight, commute, leisure) of multi-modal transport networks;
  • Identify current infrastructure capacity.
An integrated User Demand Analysis lies at the core of the SAFE-10-T project to identify the gaps between the existing infrastructure and future user demand for multi-modal transportation services. The research architecture for the elaboration of the analysis implies a comprehensive literature review on the state of the art in the SAFE-10-T partner countries, as well as several data collection activities (both quantitative and qualitative), that stretch from expert workshops to online surveys.
On Wednesday 16th May, the SAFE-10-T consortium organized the first Stakeholder Workshop in Zadar, Croatia, as a preliminary data collection activity for the development of the above-mentioned User Demand Analysis. The Workshop had a particular focus on selected demo project sites within the project:

1. The Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands
North Sea - Baltic Corridor Freight transport

2. Rijeka harbour, Croatia
Mediterranean Corridor
Tourism route

3. The Severn crossing, 
United  Kingdom
Urban interchange

The workshop pursued a twofold objective:
  • To implement a participatory review of the main dimensions and variables upon which the data collection activities will be focused (i.e. dimensions and variables identified by means of the literature review, in the first phase of the project).
  • To gather insights in relation to the existing tools to understand user demand currently implemented in the industry, for the 3 case studies at stake.
During the workshop sessions, participants debated upon the relevance of identified dimensions and variables for the specific case studies, as well as upon the available sources for data collection at national and regional level.
The gathered insights play a crucial role in the finalisation of the data collection tools and of the data collection process, to be launched in the forthcoming project phase.
Beyond its essential role in shaping the future research steps, the workshop represented an added value for the overall SAFE-10-T consortium, in terms of the direct involvement of stakeholders and end-users in the development of the projects' products.

SAFE-10-T project team

SAFE-10-T Stakeholder Workshop

In addition, The SAFE-10-T project organised a Special Session on the first day of the 5th International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure (CETRA 2018) which was held on 17th May 2018. The session presented the four following topics:
  1. Monitoring and Modelling of Critical Infrastructure by Lorcan Connolly
  2. Multi-modal network analysis by Irina Stipanovic
  3. Global safety framework by Kenneth Gavin
  4. Demonstration projects by Paul Doherty and Julie Clarke

For more information see www.safe10tproject.eu or contact Project Coordinator Paul Doherty, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. at pdoherty@gdgeo.com