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Harmonized approach to stress tests for critical infrastructures against natural hazards

Objetivo

Critical Infrastructures (CIs) provide essential goods and services for modern society; they are highly integrated and have growing mutual dependencies. Recent natural events have shown that cascading failures of CIs have the potential for multi-infrastructure collapse and widespread societal and economic consequences.
Moving toward a safer and more resilient society requires improved and standardized tools for hazard and risk assessment of low probability-high consequence (LP-HC) events, and their systematic application to whole classes of CIs, targeting integrated risk mitigation strategies. Among the most important assessment tools are the stress tests, designed to test the vulnerability and resilience of individual CIs and infrastructure systems. Following the results of the stress tests recently performed by the EC for the European Nuclear Power Plants, it is urgent to carry out appropriate stress tests for all other classes of CIs.
To this end, STREST will establish a common and consistent taxonomy of CIs; develop a rigorous, consistent modelling approach to hazard, vulnerability, risk and resilience assessment of LP-HC events; design a stress test framework and specific applications to address the vulnerability, resilience and interdependencies of CIs.
STREST will focus on earthquakes, tsunamis, geotechnical effects and floods, and on three principal CI classes: (a) individual, single-site, high risk infrastructures, (b) distributed and/or geographically extended infrastructures with potentially high economic and environmental impact, and (c) distributed, multiple-site infrastructures with low individual impact but large collective impact or dependencies.
STREST will work with key European CIs, to test and apply the developed stress test methodologies to specific CIs, chosen to typify general classes of CIs, with the final goal of enabling the implementation of European policies for the systematic implementation of stress tests.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Coordinador

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Dirección
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Suiza
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 722 500
Contacto administrativo
Arnaud Mignan (Dr.)

Participantes (12)

UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1

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Francia
Dirección
Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
38041 Grenoble
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Yann Le Roux (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 209 000
Dirección
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Anton Schleiss (Prof.)
BASLER & HOFMANN AG, INGENIEURE UND PLANER
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 80 000
Dirección
Forchstrasse 395
8032 Zurich
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Peter Zwicky (Mr.)
CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 251 500
Dirección
Via Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Helen Crowley (Dr.)
AMRA - ANALISI E MONITORAGGIO DEL RISCHIO AMBIENTALE SCARL
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 292 500
Dirección
Via Nuova Agnano 11
80125 Napoli
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Alfonso Rossi Filangieri (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 146 500
Dirección
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Sonia Vivanelli (Mrs.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 229 000
Dirección
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Mark Spruijt (Mr.)
UGA-Université Grenoble Alpes
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 267 500
Dirección
621, Avenue Centrale
38401 Saint Martin D'heres
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Yann Le Roux (Mr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Aportación de la UE
€ 255 000
Dirección
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Georgia Petridou (Ms.)
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turquía
Aportación de la UE
€ 246 500
Dirección
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Can Zulfikar (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Eslovenia
Aportación de la UE
€ 100 000
Dirección
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Matjaz Dolsek (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 200 000
Dirección
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
David Walker (Mr.)