The German Maritime Research Strategy 2025 offers two funding initiatives including the “Maritime Research Programme” that supports the national research community as well as the industry for ship-building and marine technologies. Project Management Jülich (Forschungszentrum Jülich) coordinates both
Large public organisations tend to create a huge amount of knowledge through commissioned research studies. However, making use of this knowledge often is difficult as technical or scientific reports may be voluminous and/or difficult to digest for non-expert readers.
As mobility is an important part of our life, and the interconnectedness of the economy leads to more and more transport, we expect to see significant growth in freight as well as in passenger transport in the future. Forecasts predict that the global vehicle population – currently about 1.2 billion
40 years ago the first energy research programme of the German government was launched. For the first time this programme provided a structure for non-nuclear energy research. Funded are single projects of limited duration as well as large research institutions over longer time spans.
Fossil fuels are becoming rare and more expensive and lead both to high CO2 emissions and to climate change. Therefore alternatives to oil and gas are needed. The German industry and government (as part of the High-Tech-Strategy for Germany) are funding applied research for propulsion systems and
According to recent projections, the volume of freight traffic is expected to rise from 371 billion tonne-km in 1997 to 608 billion tkm by the year 2015. This corresponds to an increase of 64.1 %. With an expected increase of 105 %, road transit through Germany will contribute a significant share to
The sustainable development of transport has to be achieved by means of closed systems in order to minimise the use of materials and energy consumption which are necessary for the transportation of passengers and freight. Traffic emissions (air pollutants and noise) must not lead to unacceptable