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DATASET2050 Working blocks!

The main blocks that define DATASET2050 are presented in this month’s entry. The CSA is divided into four blocks, each one of them focused on a different aspect of the mobility assessment challenge: the data architecture and modelling, the passenger needs assessment, the supply of transport services assessment and the mobility assessment that includes the novel concepts foundations.

The core of the project is the data-driven modelling. It focuses on identifying the data sources needed and on acquiring the data. DATASET2050 is based on existing and accessible data. Different data sources will be investigated; datasets are not widely available when considering all the phases of door-to-door travels within Europe, therefore, data requirements and collection are an essential part of the activity.

The passenger needs assessment block will analyse current and future passenger demand profiles. Different sources are used to extract data describing passenger characteristics to differentiate distinct passenger groups and travel behaviours. Expectations and needs will vary across these groups and will provide important insights into passenger requirements and demands. Future passenger characteristics (2035 and 2050 frame) will be analysed and modelled. A scenario approach describing a range of different possible developments of living environments and mobility concerns will provide the basis for the description of future passenger demands. The passenger needs assessment block feeds into future transport concepts developed as part of the mobility assessment block.

The supply of air transport block models the processes and services involved in a door-to-door journey. The multiple pathways possible in a door-to-door passenger trip will be identified in order to assess if the services and infrastructures allow customers to accomplish their mobility needs in an efficient and timely manner.

The mobility assessment block of the DATASET2050 activity focuses on deriving the mobility metrics needed to understand lower scales of the system. This lower-level understanding of the system will help to build a bottom-up approach on the mobility metrics for the overall system and, additionally being capable of identifying bottlenecks and opportunities for improvements. The mobility assessment block provides input to the data-driven modelling through specific requirements on the data needed for the defined metrics. The model in its turn will be used to assess the bottlenecks and opportunities in a quantifiable manner, for the current, the 2035 and the 2050 scenarios. These assessments will help to build the novel foundations of the system, providing novel approaches to future mobility requirements towards 4 hours door-to-door.

For more information about the breakdown structure of the blocks see the work structure here.