The LIFE GySTRA project, financed by the European Union, seeks to create a new sustainable mobility policy based on empirical information on road traffic emissions. Vehicles are measured in real-driving conditions with Remote Sensing Devices. Remote Sensing technology is a tool that allows the administrations to monitos the actual emissions of the vehicles driving their roads, strengthen the vehicle type-approval regulation and increase road surveillance.

On May 2018, GySTRA started the largest continuous remote on-road vehicle emissions measurement programme ever undertaken in Europe. Since then, hundreds of thousands of vehicles have been analyzed in many different roads of Madrid.

Since April 2018 “Guardia Civil”, Spain´s national police force, has collaborated with GySTRA to use Remote Sensing Devices to find in real-time trucks illegally tampered with on the spot. This is the first time that thistechnology has been used in Europe to fine individual drivers and report environmental crimes.

This event will present the progress of the LIFE GySTRA project and will connnect it with the plans of various European authorities to improve air quality in cities. Leading industry players, stakeholders, remote sensing scientist, politicians and authorities, environmental organisations and the interested public would be invited to the event.

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Programme – 28th June 2019

Location:             Sala Europa, European Commission Representation in Madrid Paseo de la Castellana, 46; E-28046, Madrid, Spain

09:30-10:00         Registration        (Pre-registration is required)

The LIFE GySTRA project

10:00–10:15        First results of the emissions monitoring program in Madrid

Javier Buhigas, Opus RSE, LIFE Gystra team

10:15–10:35        How the Spanish Civil Guard uses remote sensing devices to catch cheating-trucks on the spot

Guardia Civil/Europol

10:35–10:45        Monitoring the emissions of buses in Sofia

Elitsa Panayotova, Sofia Development Association (Bulgaria), LIFE Gystra team

Remote Sensing to complement low-emission zones in cities

10:45–11:00        Real World Driving Emissions – Supporting Effective Air Quality Management in the United Kingdom

Stuart Sneddon & Rebecca Rose, Ricardo Energy & Environment

11:00–11:15        Remote Sensing experience in Denmark

Jesper Risager Nielsen & Christian Rud Ingvardsen, NEQ

11:15–11:30        Madrid Central: results and future plans

Paz Valiente, Environment and Mobility, Madrid City Council

11:30–11:45        Low Emission Zones: impacts and recommendations for the EU

Maria Eugenia López Lambas, CIVINET

11:45–12:00        Exploring the potential of Remote Sensing in Germany

Christiane Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

12:00-12:45         Coffee break and networking

Europe’s vision of Remote Sensing

12:45–13:00        Impacts of road transport on air pollution in Europe and how to reduce them

Yoann Le Petit, Transport and Environment (T&E)

13:00–13:15        The TRUE initiative to improve air quality in cities

Sandra Wappelhorst, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

13:15–13:30        Assessment of RSD measurement performance for the screening of vehicle emissions at the JRC

Carsten Grüning, Joint Research Centre of the EC (JRC)

13:30–13:45        Air quality and road transport in the European Union

Vicente Franco, DG Environment (ENV), European Commission

13:45-14:00 Closing Remarks

Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition (MITECO)

14:00 Spanish food and wine

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