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​Ongoing Projects

On this page you can find all the ongoing projects within NordFoU. For additional information contact Marianne Worm, Vejdirektoratet.


​Title Participating Countries ​Project leader/contact ​Timeframe​ ​Files
(Photo: Knut Opeide)

REHIRUP (Reducing highway runoff pollution)

The aim is that the project shall lead to improved pollutant retention efficiencies, enhanced degradation of organic pollutants, optimized multiple use of the land utilized for runoff management, and a better utilization of resources. All these goals are to be reached in an improved environmentally and economically sustainable way. Pollution control and services to local ecosystems must be seen in a perspective where the complex interactions between pollutant sources, runoff, treatment, impacts, and services are addressed holistically and secured against impacts of future climate change.

  • ​Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden

Kjersti Wike Kronvall, NO





(Photo: Vejdirektoratet)

HERO (Heating Road with Stored Solar Energi)

The overall aim is to reduce accidents and improve accessibility caused by snow and ice. Furthermore, the technical design and different materials for various applications will be investigated, and the purpose is also to optimize the system performance for the road together with heat source and to develop the control and regulation of the energy demand, which along with climate forecast is of fundamental importance for the functioning, effectiveness and efficiency.

  • ​Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland


​Olof Stenlund, SE


Jan Sundberg, SE




HERO Background.pdf


(Photo: Vejdirektoratet)


ROMA (State assessment of road markings in the Nordic countries)

The visibility of a road marking is dependent of its retroreflectivity. therefore, in order to ensure good visibility, there is a need of adequate maintenance routines. Furthermore, the road marking material must be of high quality, i.e. be resistant against wear from the traffic.

The purpose of the study is to ensure good road marking visibility. If there is a difference in visibility between two or more coutries, this result should be explained. Is the difference due to the road marking material, maintenance routines, road marking area ect.? Moreover, the result can be used to distribute maintenance funds in such a way that the road marking quality will be similar in all countries.


ROMA Report 2017 data

  • ​Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden


​Jan-Erik Lundmark, SE




(Photo: Mats Gustafsson )

NorDust 2: Nordic Road Dust Research Project

NorDust II is a common Nordic road dust research project gathering world leading Nordic competence in the research area to improve the understanding of the road dust system for optimization of abatement measures by improved emission modelling and scenario analyses. It builds on the knowledge produced during the NorDust project.

 The project content is based on the needs of the road authorities and the need for realistic descriptions of the physical processes in the road dust system used in the NORTRIP emission model as well as on knowledge from previous road dust related projects, especially NorDust.

  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Denmark
​Karl Gjerstad (NO) 2020-2022​
​(Photo: The Danish Road Directorate)
Autonomous vehicles and road markings

The aim of this project is to obtain data on the Lane Departure Warning systems' ability to register road stripes in the Nordic countries and under different road and weather conditions
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Denmark​
​Tine Damkjær (DK)

(Photo: The Danish Road Directorate)
​​NordLCA+ (Life Cycle Analyses Tools to Assess Climate Impact of Road Building)

Based on the successes of the original NordLCA project which spanned from 2017 to 2020, the NordLCA+ project was launched in 2021 and is planned to run until the end of 2023.

The final report of the original NordLCA project is available by clicking here.

Reduction of climate impact is highly prioritized, but we need methods and tools that help good decisions and choices through all processes from planning to designing and construction further to operation and maintenance. Existing tools have different background in their development because of their aim. They stand well alone but would gain of cross-linking. 
The Nordic countries have largely similar conditions in terms of road construction, raw materials and machinery. We therefore wish to further develop and link the respective Nordic tools, and create national adaptations. 
Possible applications of the tools are:

•Environmental budget to be used by NRA internally

•Tender procedures (requirement or award criterion)

•Accounting for environment after/during construction
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Denmark​
​Bob Hamel (NO) 2021-2023​

NordLCA_Alen Begic_Presentation.pdf 






Nordic Research & Development 2018 | Tilgængelighedserklæring
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