Two national funding instruments terminate in 2016: targeted financing of research topics and the Estonian Science Foundation (ETF) grants. Newly the Estonian Research Council (ETAg) is to finance national basic and applied research and researcher mobility.
The role of the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (IRCA) is to oversee the country’s transport system on land and sea, in the best way possible with a view to society’s needs, the safety of users of the system and environmental considerations. Research under the auspices of IRCA is divided
The Public Road Administration (PRA) in Iceland gives priority to one research and development topic every 5 years. Between 2001-2005 the priority is given to projects involving accidents and traffic safety. In order to co-ordinate and share utilisation of researches in this field more effectively
ELMO stands for electromobility in Estonia. The ELMO programme promotes emission free personal transportation and electric cars in order to achieve better city environment, energy efficiency and fuel independence.
The Government of the Republic of Estonia concluded a contract with Mitsubishi
Estonia's transport sector consists of railway, road, maritime, waterways and air transport, as well as pipeline transport and urban electric transport. The communications system consists of postal services and telecommunications.The share of transport and communications sector in GDP accounts for
The programme is based on results of monitoring road conditions. The following parameters are included: international roughness index, depth of ruts, calculated damage value, and bearing capacity. The actual condition of each road section is determined using limit values of the above-mentioned
In spite of the rapid increase of the motor vehicle fleet, the Estonian road safety level remains as one of the worst in Europe. Comparison of two basic safety indicators with neighbouring countries shows the huge difference: Fatality risk per 100 000 population during the years 1998 -2002 was 16.8