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On the Impact of Extreme Weather
on Critical Infrastructures

Objective

The resilience of critical infrastructures (CI) to Extreme Weather Events (EWE) is one of the most salient and demanding challenges facing society. Growing scientific evidence suggests that more frequent and severe weather extremes such as heat waves, hurricanes, flooding and droughts are having an ever increasing impact, with the range and effects on society exacerbated when CI is disrupted / destroyed. EWE causing (cascaded) CI outages frequently cause major social and economic loss in disasters. The provisions and procedures to reduce their impact and consequences have often proved inadequate. The probability of exposure to EWE is expected to increase, both in frequency and intensity. Obviously, there is a need to build anticipatory adaptation and organizational resilience to these relatively unforeseen and unexpected EWE impacts on CI.

Hence, allowing for future EWE in the design and operational parameters of new and current CI is of fundamental and pressing strategic importance, to ensure cost effective fit, for purpose CI over the lifetime of the assets. There is an obligation to revisit the risk posed to new and existing CI and to develop practical (evidence based) responses by risk-based techniques and a set of validated tools and data sets tailored to practical needs reflecting the level of the risk and the severity of impact (social, economic, environmental, etc.) that would result in CI failure due to EWE.

INTACT recognizes that a European-wide coordinated and cooperative effort is required. INTACT is a strong, multidisciplinary consortium and offers a cross disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional systematic approach and a wealth of cutting edge, practical experience across the full range of technical disciplines, geographical regions, climatic conditions and infrastructure types.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 642 083
Administrative Contact
Peter Petiet

Participants (13)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kari Mäki (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 263 518,67
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivana Losa (Dr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 368 328,25
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ton Peters (Mr.)
FUTURE ANALYTICS CONSULTING LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 167 754,40
Address
Fitzwilliam Square 23
D02 RV08 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Hynes (Dr.)
DRAGADOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 129 988,50
Address
Avenida Del Camino De Santiago 50
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agustín Carnero (Mr.)
HR WALLINGFORD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 585,75
Address
Howbery Park
OX10 8BA Wallingford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Godfrey (Mr.)
PANTEIA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 382 054,25
Address
Bredewater 26
2715 CA Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jarl Schoemaker (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 285 522
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bjørn Vidar Vangelsten (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 398,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María Angeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Japan
EU contribution
€ 21 559,52
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eric Lin (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 232 685,20
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
William Mccluskey (Dr.)
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 260 227,75
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kari Mäki (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 812,88
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Richard Junesch (Dr.)