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Extreme Weather impacts on European Networks of Transport

Objective

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 489 674
Administrative Contact
Pekka Leviäkangas (Dr.)

Participants (8)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 201 838
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Richter (Mr.)
TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 151 600
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johanna Ludvigsen (Dr.)
FORECA CONSULTING OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 107 255
Address
Tammasaarenkatu 5
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pirkko Saarikivi (Dr.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 216 548
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Ms.)
CYPRUS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 78 000
Address
Nikis Ave 28
1086 Nicosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silas Michaelides (Dr.)
VIA DONAU OSTERREICHISCHE WASSERSTRASSEN GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 68 936
Address
Donau City Strasse 1
1220 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Fastenbauer (Dr.)
European Severe Storms Laboratory e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 930
Address
Muenchner Str 20
82234 Wessling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alois M. Holzer (Mr.)
ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 89 200
Address
Avenue De La Paix 7 Bis
1211 Geneva 2
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert (Rob) Masters (Mr.)