The science

Coordination and support Action for Mobility in Europe: Research and Assessment

A comprehensive overview of EU mobility-related research and innovation activities.


The Science

CAMERA evaluates the impact of EU mobility-related projects through innovative data-driven techniques. Below find the 4 pillar methodology specifically designed for CAMERA.

The project

CAMERA is funded by European Commission (H2020). CAMERA presents an innovative solution for assessing and reporting (air) mobility research and pursues win-win opportunities with other research domains, while guaranteeing strategic support to European Commission and ACARE WG1.


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Pillar A

Establishes a performance framework for mobility-related, public-funded research programmes, projects and initiatives within the (air) transport field. This includes, but is not restricted to: FP7, H2020, SESAR, CleanSky, Future Emerging Technologies, SME actions, national and international programmes. CAMERA make use of automatic tools (data mining, text mining, web scraping) and previously completed work (through past initiatives like CATER) to maximise efficiency. CAMERA will consolidate, label and sort the various initiatives by micro-level detail through a novel multi-layer, multi-factor approach.

Pillar B

Develops and executes a state-of-the-art quantitative contextual methodology to assess the progress and achievements of all previous projects (at the micro-level) and their impact on mobility performance (at a macro level), based on an existing modelling toolset. This methodology is flexible, and will evaluate and contextualise the impact of a variety of technologies on air mobility. The methodology will bridge the gap between the mobility goals established by European high-level agendas and the tactical-level goals of research initiatives. CAMERA is an improvement in the way mobility is assessed, as it incorporates the latest modelling and data science techniques. This is especially valuable when considering other initiatives that often lack these quantitative, objective, and contextual settings. CAMERA will improve classical review-based approaches by providing information about the overall performance context at the mobility level of each research effort.

Pillar C

Identifies the current and future research gaps along with the innovation bottlenecks. This step will draw insights from the quantitative performance assessment from Pillar B, by ensuring that different configurations, such as temporal and geographic scales, along with traffic and passenger scenarios, are considered. This Pillar combines expert judgement with qualitative and quantitative assessments. This identification of gaps and bottlenecks, and the formulations for addressing these challenges, is one of the main CAMERA outcomes expected so that the path towards long-term goals can be followed.

Pillar D

CAMERA will pursue a direct and close cooperation with ACARE Working Group 1, the EC, sister CSA program "OPTICS2", and all of the relevant mobility EU stakeholders. The main goal of this cooperation is to ensure bi-directional inputs regarding the research agenda goals, assessment results, and challenges. CAMERA Pillar D will also examine synergies with other sectors and (non) -EU stakeholders, by organising workshops where needed, to identify and solve common challenges, make the most of available resources, mitigate common risks and foster cross-domain knowledge discovery and sharing across stakeholders and initiatives. Pillar D goals include cross-domain consultation, dissemination and communication, and the production of a series of four annual reviews, the "Mobility Reports", consolidating the outcomes of all the pillars.