This learning packet has been developed by specialists and experts of the Green InterTraffic project and it is one of the main result of the project.

The main topic: A guideline of methods for assessing pollution caused by road transport and approaches to reduce the environmental impacts ACADEMIC CONTENT: This course will lead the students to understand the influence of the road transport emissions to climate and air quality. The educational complex presents also means how the road traffic safety can be improved by following the road weather forecasts in road maintenance and in trip scheduling.

Specific examples will show how to obtain estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and other air emissions from cross-border traffic into the atmosphere. Particular consideration will be given to assessing the impact of road transport on air quality, and WHO guidance documents on air quality will be presented.

Special attention will be paid to weather conditions and their impact on transport and environmental safety. Methods of meteorological observations on highways and weather forecasting for highways will be considered. The course contains examples of organizing meteorological observations and weather forecasting to increase traffic safety on the E-18 highway.

Students will become familiar with the equipment of stationary and mobile lidar complexes designed for the operational determination of atmospheric aerosols.

The aim of the LEARNING:

  • The students are able to explain the importance of meteorological factors on the spread of air pollution
  • The students are able to estimate the emissions from road traffic
  • The students are familiar with air quality dispersion modeling
  • The students are familiar with the meteorological observations and cross-border road weather forecasts and how to use them in trip scheduling
  • The students are to use GIS tools developed in the framework of the project.

R oad Pollution Assessment Methods and Environmental Load Reduction Approaches is a training course of 9 sessions made of lectures and training materials.

Each session includes a lecture video, training materials and documents for independent studies.

Afterwards you will be offered to take a test to review the acquired knowledge. The test is passed if at least 60% of provided answers are correct. Two attempts are given to pass the test on each topic. If the good result is not obtained in two attempts, you must pass all the tests again. Certificates are awarded to students who have successfully completed the training.




Possible Causes of Climate Change and International Community Actions to Minimize Its Consequences/ St. Petersburg University



Physical Basis of and Methods for Calculating Air Pollution Caused by Road Transport/ St. Petersburg University



Overview of Contemporary Methods to Make an Inventory of Gross Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Other Harmful Substances by Automobiles / Transport Integration Ltd.



Road Traffic Emissions Calculation and Analysis / Lappeenranta University of Technology



Using Weather and Air Quality Information to Improve Road and Environmental Safety of E18 Highway/ Finnish Meteorological Institute



Road Weather Forecasting/ Finnish Meteorological Institute

Russian / English


Applications of Road Weather Forecasts/ Finnish Meteorological Institute

Russian/ English


Lidar Systems in Air Pollution Research/ St. Petersburg University



Eurasian Supply Chains: Total Costs, Lead Time and Emissions/ Lappeenranta University of Technology


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