The project addresses the EU policies and strategies on climate change with particular focus on extreme weather impacts on EU transportation system. The goal of EWENT is to estimate and monetise the disruptive effects of extreme weather events on the operation and performance of the EU transportation system. The methodological approach is based on generic risk management framework that follows a standardised process starting from the identification of hazardous extreme weather phenomena, followed by impact assessment and concluded by mitigation and risk control measures. In detail, the project will: - Identify and define the hazards on EU transportation systems caused by extreme weather phenomena and develop relevant scenarios. - Estimate the probabilities of harmful scenarios caused by extreme weather - Estimate the consequences of extreme weather events based on developed scenarios - first on EU transport infrastructure, then on operations and finally on supply chains and mobility. - Monetise the harmful consequences per transport mode both on infrastructure and operations (including mobility and supply chain impacts). - Evaluate measures and options for negative impact reduction, control and monitoring in short and long-term. The short-term viewpoint is focused on monitoring processes and forecasting and warning/alarm services on weather phenomena. The long-term view provides the starting point for planning and standard setting. - Analysis of different management and policy options and strategies. EWENT will cover most transport modes (including passenger & freight): road, rail, aviation, waterways and light (pedestrians, cycling). The transport system is viewed from three angles: infrastructure, operations, and indirect impacts to third parties. EWENT will evaluate the efficiency, applicability and finance needs for adaptation and mitigation measures which will minimise the costs of extreme weather impacts.
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Funding SchemeCP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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