E-HIGHWAY / Environmental Highway Observatory

Acronym: E-HIGHWAY
Project title: Environmental Highway Observatory
Priority axis: 2. Enhancement of the environmental resources and cultural heritage of the programme area
Measure: 2.1 Promote and protect the environmental resources of the area
Overall Lead Partner &
Financial Lead Partner 1:
Egnatia Odos S.A.
Financial Lead Partner 2: Agency for State Roads (FLP2 did not implement the actions)
Partners: Special Account for Research Funds of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Laboratory of Applied Soil Science)
Budget: 300.000,00 €

Mobility is the key to quality of life and is vital for competitiveness in the European Union. However, transport emissions and pollutants in European highways threaten the human health and natural environment, negatively affecting local environmental quality and making a significant and growing contribution to climate change.

The primary goal of this project is the establishment of common methodological tools and mechanisms in order to support the evaluation and improvement of environmental performance in highways towards a “green” transport network. To this end, environmental monitoring and early warning systems (air/water/noise pollution) are established in order to support the decision making towards a ‘’green’’ operational performance of highways and the protection of natural environment. In detail, partners develop a monitoring database and a Web Internet Map Server for the real time transmittance of environmental data and alert signal. This is achieved by the supply of stations and sensors, selection of sampling sites and equipment installation.

Additionally, the project diffuses the technological know-how to all stakeholders, communities, public services, decision makers and road constructors.

E-HIGHWAY also foresees development and maintenance of a project website, dissemination events and material, mass media actions and two seminars.

Project details:
Call No: F1
Protocol No: 4343
Signature date of the Overall Contract:
Signature date of the Grant Contract:
Signature date of the subsidy contract: 10/02/2012
Subsidy Code: P007-2012
Project website: http://e-highway.web.auth.gr/