News & Events

3rd Road Surface Symposium SURFACE WEBINAR

Date Topics Speaker
June 19th
h. 9:30
Introduction and presentation of SURFACE stakholder web events
SURFACE project in numbers: funds, man months, field of research
P. Iacomussi  INRIM
June 19th
h. 9:45
Overview on quantities, geometries, instruments and measurement methods, including instruments developed within the SURFACE J. Bernasconi METAS
June 19th

h. 10:20

SURFACE database and test-set and their impact on road lightin V. Muzet
Cerema
June 19thh. 10:45 Break  
June 19th

h. 11:00 -12:00

CIE TC4-50 Meeting S. Voelker

TU Berlin

 
September The stakeholders experience: main stakeholder achievements during SURFACE project M. Lindgren

RISE

September Interview with a stakeholder  
September Interview with a stakeholder  
November Spectral behavior of Road surfaces: impact on road lighting and instruments T.b.D
November Geometries of measurements: needs and SURFACE achievements including energetic impact and virtual simulation V. Muzet
Cerema
November SURFACE guidelines and dissemination of the results M. Lindgren
RISE
December Uncertainty of luminance coefficient: impact and tools for evaluation D. Renoux 

LNE

December The NMI work: intercomparison on luminance coefficient and reference materials P. Iacomussi INRIM
 

Euramet, the European Association of National Metrology Institutes, funded in 2017 within the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) the project 16NRM02 SURFACE “Pavement surface characterisation for smart and efficient road lighting”.

Task of SURFACE consortium is to solve the current shortcomings on road surface photometry knowledge: providing an analysis of the current state of measurement devices and methods, ensure the traceability chain on luminance coefficient measurements, building a database of current pavements reflectance, suggesting new measurement geometries and investigating additional aspects for road users safety needs related to visual conditions and pavement reflectance knowledge.

Main objective is to provide CIE and CEN with new reference data of present road surfaces, new reference geometries for pavements measurement useful for all road users.

Due to COVID-19 impact SURFACE is ending December 2020, and all in-presence events have been cancelled. To share SURFACE results, the consortium is organizing a series of live webinar in the months before the end of the project

Please note: SURFACE and CIE TC 4-50 share the same objectives and have a long history of strong and fruitful relationship: at the end of each SURFACE Webinar event, a CIE TC4-50 meeting will follow.

The presentations will be live, recorded and put available on the SURFACE web site.

The webinar link will be shared in a subsequent email two days before the event.

Report from the second stakeholder meeting

On June 21, 2019, the second SURFACE stakeholder meeting took place in Washington DC (US). The day was filled with interesting discussions and the SURFACE consortium received lots of input.

Right now, the consortium are working on a first proposal regarding new geometries for road surface characterisation, and the reference materials production is on going – the first samples are being tested right now. The consortium has also just started preparing the protocol for the intercomparison on luminance coefficient.

Read the presentations here:

Agenda

Short presentation of SURFACE

SURFACE database

Road lighting effects

Report from the first stakeholder meeting

On May 25, the first SURFACE stakeholder meeting took place in Berlin. The day was filled with interesting discussions and the SURFACE consortium received  lots of input.

Right now, the consortium are working on a first proposal regarding new geometries for road surface characterisation, and the reference materials production is on going – the first samples are being tested right now. The consortium has also just started preparing the protocol for the intercomparison on luminance coefficient.

Following the suggestions of the stakeholders, SURFACE are planning to arrange the next stakeholder meeting in 2019 during an international event of “road management and engineering and design”.

Read the presentation from the stakeholder meeting

Invitation to stakeholder meeting

The SURFACE project has been launched 8 months ago and we are pleased to invite you to the First Stakeholder meeting.

The stakeholder meeting will be in Berlin on Friday, May 25 afternoon (from 14:00 to 17:00) at the Technical University of Berlin. The meeting is open to all audience and we invite you to sign as a stakeholder of the project. Being a stakeholder does not involve economic engagements, but gives the opportunity of being involved in the project.

The meeting will be a satellite event of the CIE Division 4 annual meeting and of CIE Expert Workshop “A new Vision of Visibility for Roadway Lighting”.

The members of the SURFACE consortium will present the project main objectives and will share the first results achieved, as well they will announce the First Measurement Intercomparison on q luminance coefficient, open to all collaborators with portable and laboratory measuring devices, we will introduce also the measurement facilities we are building up for European Road Lighting Community.

It will be a great time for sharing experiences and research and ideas on the topic!

We have reserved a large time for discussion because we are interested to listen to your needs: being a stakeholder is a way to influence research and also being informed on the latest project news.

Read more about the meeting: SURFACE stakeholder meeting open invitation

How to get there:

The meeting location is room E304 at the Fachgebiet Lichttechnik, Einsteinufer 19. Map stakeholder meeting