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Management of Weather Events in the Transport System (MOWE-IT)


MOWE-it is a EU-funded project aiming at identifying existing best practices and developing methodologies to assist transport operators, authorities and transport system users to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena on transport system performance. The European transport system has shown vulnerability to external shocks, which have partially or, in some cases, totally shut down part of the transport system. MOWE-IT examined practical applications to manage transport networks more effectively. The project work was organised into the following steps:

  1. addressing cross-modal features including determinants of travel choice and relationships between modes;
  2. mode-by-mode review of impacts and mitigation strategies;
  3. short-term options to deal with induced disruptions;
  4. policy recommendations for longer term solutions;
  5. involving stakeholders and authorities.

A collection of guidebooks was produced to improve the resilience of rail, road, aviation, inland waterways, and maritime transport. Short-term strategies and long-term policy recommendations were also delivered to enhance resilience. Final outcomes and recommendations were presented at three regional conferences.

A webtool providing spatial information on extreme weather events occurrence probability using climate scenarios and their implications to transport infrastructure network in Europe was developed within the WP2 of the project.

Project information


Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)


• Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Project Coordinator • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas – Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH–HIT) • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) • Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) • Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) • Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) • Istituto di Studi per l’Integrazione dei Sistemi (ISIS) • Cyprus Meteorological Institute (CYMET) • Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH • Odessa National Maritime Academy (ONMAT) • University of Birmingham (UoB) • Vaisala

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 24 2021

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