Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

The National Centre for Scientific Research is an interdisciplinary public research organization under the administrative supervision of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The French state has entrusted the CNRS with the role of advancing knowledge for the benefit of society. With annual budget of 3.3 billion, 33 000 people are dedicated to research in 1144 research laboratories in France and abroad. Most laboratories are Joint Research Units (UMR) operating in association with a university, a higher education establishment, or another research institution. To these laboratories must be added 36 international Joint Units (UMI). Research fields include: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology and environment, Humanities and social sciences, Engineering and systems, Mathematics, Nuclear and particles, Physics, Information sciences, Earth sciences and astronomy.

University of Strasbourg (UNISTRA)

The University of Strasbourg is the second biggest university in France (after Paris). The University of Strasbourg counts 42000 students, offers initial and further education in a wide range of academic fields and is an international player in scientific research. The university has 73 research units and 6 research federations covering a broad range of academic disciplines. The University of Strasbourg has already achieved international recognition for the quality of its research activities and is committed to support innovative projects and emerging research teams.

Laboratoire Image Ville Environnement (LIVE)

Laboratoire Image Ville Environnement is one Joint Research Units (UMR) operating in association with CNRS and UNISTRA at the crossroads of Human and Social Sciences and Geosciences. The research focuses on the dynamics of urban and territorial systems, contemporary landscapes, daily and residential mobility, urban risks and pollution, territorial development. The SUMO project involves the Energy, Air pollution and Climate (EPAC) group that includes mainly physicists-chemists developing modelling tools aiming at defining efficient strategies to reduce energy needs and consumptions, and the impacts of anthropogenic activities on the atmosphere. This group develops regional and urban atmospheric modelling tools (meteorology, emissions, air pollution). SUMO project also involves the Urban Dynamic, Risks et Mobility (DYRIM) group focusing on mobility, risks and vulnerabilities, accessibility and morphodynamics.

Both EPAC and DYRIM groups are contributing to the analysis the political framework of the development of sustainable mobility in France, and the mobility context of French cities (mobility offer and demand, user behavior, stakeholder’s actions). The indicator system will be coupled it with the urban mobility and air pollution models, used or developed at LIVE, to evaluate future scenarios for sustainable mobility.