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Community of Practitioners – Ensuring relevance and resilience of future Multimodal Traffic Management.


Future transport will benefit from optimizing means for the whole transport chain. Traffic management across silos or transport modalities are rare. One challenge is that operations of the different modalities for road, sea, rail, and air transport today are executed by different technologies, regulations, and degree of automation. Another challenge is the implementation of more automated vessels/vehicles. Thus, multimodal traffic system will change the way of managing the traffic system both at a strategical, tactical, and operational level.
This paper will present the EU project ORCHESTRA, for the period 2021 – 2024, focusing on designing a future Multimodal Traffic Management Ecosystem (MTME) including defining significant scenarios, stakeholder types, and functions. Two central objectives are to (1) Establish a common understanding of multimodal traffic management (MTM) concepts and solutions, and (2) define MTME.
Stakeholder involvement and anchoring process – Communities of Practitioners (CoP) – are essential in the process of developing and modifying concepts and solutions, e.g. within and across modes, for various stakeholders and contexts, where traffic managements are coordinated to contribute to a more balanced and resilient transport system, bridging current barriers and silos.
The purpose of the paper is to present and discuss how CoP may be involved in the design process of future management systems. This includes iterative interaction between project partners and operational practitioners to give input on, discuss and validate results regarding e.g. scenarios and resilience aspects.


Academic chapter/article/Conference paper


  • EC/H2020 / 953618





  • SINTEF Digital / Technology Management




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ESREL 2023 - Proceedings of the 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference : The Future of Safety in the Reconnected World, 3 – 7 September 2023, University of Southampton, United Kingdom




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