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International Collaboration
between Road Agencies
Gregers Hildebrand, Danish Road Directorate
Outline of presentation
 The Danish Road Directorate and our research agenda
 International collaboration at:
• Multilateral level
• Bilateral level
• Ad hoc project level
The Danish Road Directorate
• Part of The Ministry of Transport
• Main offices in Copenhagen
• Approximately 900 employees
• 3,800 km of state roads in
Denmark (5% of total network)
• DRD’s network carries 45% of
road traffic in Denmark
The Road Directorate’s primary tasks
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Climate change
Environmental protection
Traffic noise
Road construction techniques
and technological improvements
 Contracting strategies; Public-private co-operation
 Road safety
 Traffic flow quality
The Danish R&D agenda –
strategic focus areas
 Reduce CO2-emission,
energy comsumption
 Adaptation to climate changes
 Reduce noise
 Ensure value for money
 Improve road safety
 Improve mobility
Through cooperation !
 Common development of
Best Practice and exchange
of competences
 Reduce duplicated R&D
and access to data exchange
 Co-financing of large scale projects
and thus multiplying value for money
5-step approach for R&D projects
Need/challenge/problem
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Solution
Solution exists
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Use it
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Existing EU Project
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Influence and/or
participate
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International Collaboration yes
Develop a common
solution
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Collaboration in NordFoU
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Develop a common
solution
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Unique problem for DRD
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Start R&D project
How do we co-operate at the
international level?
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Multilateral partnerships
Bilateral partnerships
Ad hoc projects
Multilateral partnerships
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CEDR
FEHRL
ERA-NET ROAD
NordFoU
ERA-NET ROAD
 What?
Coordination and implementation of road
research in Europe running from 2006-2011
 Who?
17 national road administrations
 How?
Jointly funded research programs based on
trust, understanding and commitment
Why joint funding?
 Increase value for money - pay 100 000 and get
research worth a million
 Minimize research duplication
 Share research results
 Use the best competencies to carry out the research
 … Hence achieve increased efficiency
The asset management call – an
example of success
 Funding scope: 4.5 mil. US$ funded by ERANET ROAD partners themselves
 20 proposals were submitted for the crossborder funded joint research programme
 9 countries were not members of the funding
Programme Executive Board of ERA-NET
ROAD
 6 countries were not ERA-NET ROAD members
 Projects started in 2010 and run over two years
ERA-NET ROAD after 2011
 ERA-NET ROAD’s success provides us with a
permanent future for the collaboration
 … and the future might expand beyond Europe
 Continuation through CEDR
 See more at www.eranetroad.org
NordFoU
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The same but different anyway
 Nordic research collaboration between Denmark,
Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland
 Since 2004
 Based on the same principles as ERA-NET ROAD
 NordFoU is about to move into railways as well
NordFoU compared to ERA-NET
ROAD?
 NordFoU is less bureaucratic than ERA-NET ROAD
 NordFoU allows us to focus on solving specific Nordic
research needs
 NordFoU allows us to speak with a common Nordic
voice in larger European research collaborations
Achievements so far in NordFoU
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Six projects are completed
Seven projects are active
Seven projects are underway
Projects in many different topic areas – except climate
and environment
 See more at www.nordfou.org
Pavement Performance Models – an
example of a NordFoU project
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Four countries participated
3-year project period
Total budget: 1.2 mil. US$
Models to be implemented in Nordic Asset Management
Systems
 Models based on input data from modern traffic speed
monitoring vehicles
 Un-spent funds used for continuation of original project
Bilateral partnerships
 California
 The Netherlands
Danish Road Directorate and
CALTRANS/UC DAVIS (USA)
Collaboration since 2007
 Guide for Caltrans Pavement Noise Policy
 Binder testing and expert support for development of
new optimized quieter asphalt mixtures
 Evaluation of quieter asphalt mixtures
 Pavement ageing and noise
Danish Road Directorate and
CALTRANS/UC DAVIS (USA)
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Senior researcher one year in California
Trans-Atlantic workshop on climate change, pavement
materials and road noise
Continued collaboration on:
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Road noise
CO2 reduction
Pavement materials
Danish Road Directorate and DVS
(The Netherlands)
Collaboration since 2004
 DRI-DVS noise abatement program
• Optimization of noise reducing pavements
• Pavement solutions yielding 10 dB traffic noise reduction
 Dutch Air Quality Innovation Program
 Bearing capacity with TSD-measurements
 Blue spot mapping of national road network
Collaboration at project level
 MIRIAM on rolling resistance of roads
 TSD on bearing capacity of roads
MIRIAM (Models for rolling resistance In
Road Infrastructure Asset Management
systems)
 2010 - 2011
 Project initiated by Denmark in 2009 with strong and
increasing interest to participate from other countries
 Aim: reduce rolling resistance and hence lowering fuel
consumption, CO2 emission and increasing energy
efficiency
 Twelve partners from Europe and USA
MIRIAM
 Funding as well as research production was carried out
through transnational collaboration
 This willingness shows that collaboration is possible
 Continuation ?
Traffic Speed Deflectometer:
Australia and Denmark cooperation
 Agreement between DRD and RTA, NSW
 Application of the Traffic Speed Deflectometer in NSW
and QLD
 Testing of bearing capacity of 18,000 km of major roads
 Tests conducted in 2010
Conclusions
 We have achieved a lot through international research
cooperation
• Technically, economically, personally
 We have been able to use our expertise areas as
payment for new knowledge in other areas
 You need a research strategy
 International cooperation takes time – and money – but it
is worth the effort