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Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in response to extreme weather

Objective

The RAIN vision is to provide an operational analysis framework that identifies critical infrastructure components impacted by extreme weather events and minimise the impact of these events on the EU infrastructure network. The project has a core focus on land based infrastructure with a much wider consideration of the ancillary infrastructure network in order to identify cascading and inter-related infrastructure issues. A core component of the research will consider the implications of climate change and the subsequent impacts that this may have on an already ageing and vulnerable infrastructure system. The impact of these disruptions on both the key components and the wider pan-European network will be assessed using economic and social markers that will identify and rank a series of “worst case” scenarios. Technical and Logistic solutions will be developed to minimise the impact of these extreme events, which will include novel early warning systems, decision support tools and engineering solutions to ensure rapid reinstatement of the network. These tools will be implemented within a fresh Europe-wide operational and response strategy that will build on previous European infrastructure models. The robustness of the existing transport and energy networks to deal with changing weather conditions will be analysed in detail. The ability of this response plan to transcend borders will be guaranteed by the multi-disciplinary consortium. The project grouping will have expertise in climatology, operational analysis, transportation economics, risk analysis and mitigation, emergency planning, transportation engineering as well as engineering design and assessment. The outputs from the project will result in enhanced safety and reliability of critical infrastructure networks in the case of major weather induced disruptions and will address European policy in the areas of safety and security, inter-modality and emergency response planning.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/transportation engineering
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 432 727,75
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)

Participants (15)

European Severe Storms Laboratory e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 720
Address
Muenchner Str 20
82234 Wessling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alois Martin Holzer (Mr.)
ZILINSKA UNIVERZITA V ZILINE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 113 760
Address
Univerzitna 8215/1
010 26 Zilina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Luskova (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 340 010
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten De Groot (Mr.)
GAVIN AND DOHERTY GEOSOLUTIONS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 232 800
Address
Killacloran Upper
- Aughrim Wicklow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Doherty (Dr.)
DRAGADOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 200,75
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.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 832
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benjamin Quandt (Mr.)
ROUGHAN & O'DONOVAN LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 268 744
Address
Arena Road Arena House
18 Sandyford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eugene O' Brien (Prof.)
HELLENBERG INTERNATIONAL OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 212 100
Address
Klaarantie 4 A 9
00200 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timo Hellenberg (Dr.)
ISTITUTO DI SOCIOLOGIA INTERNAZIONALE DI GORIZIA ISIG
Italy
EU contribution
€ 74 298
Address
Via Mazzini 13
34170 Gorizia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniele Del Bianco (Dr.)
PRAK PETER LEONARD
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 144 400
Address
Amerikalaan 62
3404 ZS Ijsselstein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Prak (Mr.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 232 431,50
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Mrs.)
YOURIS.COM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 177 700
Address
Dreve Du Pressoir 38
1190 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mario Martinoli (Mr.)
INDEPENDENT POWER TRANSMISSION OPERATOR SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 83 880
Address
Dyrrachiou Str. & Kifisou 89
10443 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Apostolos Kefelas (Mr.)
APLICACIONES EN INFORMATICA AVANZADA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 452 996
Address
Edificio Esadecreapolis Av.torre Blanca 57
08172 Sant Cugat Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ramon Gonzalez (Dr.)
UFD DISTRIBUCION ELECTRICIDAD SA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avenida San Luis 77
28033 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Garcia Martinez (Mr.)