Welcome to the MARA project

MARA – Mobility and Accessibility in Rural Areas – is a European project funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme. It is being put into practice between January 2019 and June 2021. 

It aims to improve the accessibility and mobility in touristic remote areas of the Baltic Sea Region by increasing the capacity of transport actors. MARA aims to crosscheck the actual mobility demand of residents and tourists with current mobility offers.

MARA is developing several mobility mapping tools and alternative mobility pilot cases in its partner regions. Have a look here to know more about the cases.

Click here to discover our project partners and contact them.

  

Latest news

MARA Webinar 8th June 2021

MARA Webinar 8th June 2021

On 8 June 2021, MARA partners organized a webinar with the aim to share experiences among projects and project partners and discuss drivers and barriers to flexible forms of transport services in remote areas.

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MARA-Miranda Workshop on 15 June @ 13:00-15.30 CET

MARA-Miranda Workshop on 15 June @ 13:00-15.30 CET

The project MARA is coming to an end has established an intensive cooperation with the Miranda project.

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New article: Spatial interpolation of mobile positioning data for population statistics

New article: Spatial interpolation of mobile positioning data for population statistics

One of the MARA project partners, the University of Tartu, has just published an article on spatial interpolation of mobile positioning data for population statistics. 

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4th MARA Partner Meeting took place online as a virtual event

4th MARA Partner Meeting took place online as a virtual event

Despite the planned visit to Vidzeme in Latvia, MARA Partners had to meet online due to current epidemilogical situation and related restrcitions. The video conference meeting took place on 8-9 September 2020.

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Get an insight into the approaches to mobility analysis, watch the video-presentations by MARA partners from Mobile Tartu conference 2020.

Get an insight into the approaches to mobility analysis, watch the video-presentations by MARA partners from Mobile Tartu conference 2020.

The conference Mobile Tartu 2020 focused on the theoretical and methodological aspects of the use of various mobility data and the application of these data in statistics, in smart city and transportation development, and human mobility research.

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Check out the latest scientific publication by the MARA partner University of Tartu

Check out the latest scientific publication by the MARA partner University of Tartu

We are glad to share with you a recent publication in relation to MARA project. 

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MARA partners as co-organisers and contributors to Mobile Tartu 2020 International Virtual Conference

MARA partners as co-organisers and contributors to Mobile Tartu 2020 International Virtual Conference

The 7th mobility research conference Mobile Tartu was held on 30 June, bringing together leading human mobility researchers from around the world. More than 240 participants from 48 countries contributed to the event.

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MARA featured in VASAB newsletter

MARA featured in VASAB newsletter

MARA project was featured in the June edition of VASAB1 newsletter with a special emphasis on the project's role in VASAB Long-Term Perspective for Territorial Development of the BSR within the EUSBSR.

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3rd MARA Partner Meeting took place in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia

3rd MARA Partner Meeting took place in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia

3rd MARA Partner Meeting took place in the beautiful & snowy Republic of Karelia, Russia, between the 5-7 February 2020. This meeting in the city of Petrozavodsk was the 3rd opportunity for the partners to meet each other in order to gain a common understanding of the project and its various activities.

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MARA miniseminar: Mobility research in Estonia, Finland and Sweden

MARA miniseminar: Mobility research in Estonia, Finland and Sweden

by Age Poom, Tobias Heldt, Kati Vierikko

In the end of 2019, MARA Nordic partners met in Helsinki to present and discuss mobility research in urban, rural and touristic settings.

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MARA in exchange with related projects: Lead Partner at the seminar of

MARA in exchange with related projects: Lead Partner at the seminar of "mamba".

The Lead Partner of MARA project Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Marc Altenburg) took part in the Rural Mobility Seminar which was organized by the mamba project. It took place on the 12th of November 2019 in Bielsko-Biala, Poland.

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2nd MARA Partner Meeting took place in Hajnowka, Poland.

2nd MARA Partner Meeting took place in Hajnowka, Poland.

The 2nd partner meeting was held in Hajnowka (Poland) from 11th to 12th September 2019. The main organizer and host of the meeting was the Hajnówka Poviat, in cooperation with the Faculty of Management Engineering of the Bialystok University of Technology (MARA project partner).

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