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Improved risk evaluation and implementation of resilience concepts to critical infrastructure

Objective

Large scale crises are affecting critical infrastructures with a growing frequency. This is a result of both basic exposure and dependencies between infrastructures. Because of prohibitive costs, the paradigm of protection against extreme events is expanding and now also encompasses the paradigm of resilience. In addition to strengthening and securing systems; system design objectives are now being set, and response planning is being carried out, to facilitate a fast recovery of infrastructure following a large scale incident.
With an interconnected European society, countries and infrastructures are increasingly reliant upon their neighbours, both under normal operating conditions and in the event of an incident. Despite this, there is no common European methodology for measuring resilience or for implementing resilience concepts, and different countries and sectors employ their own techniques. There is also no shared, well-developed system-of-systems approach, which would be able to test the effects of dependencies and interdependencies between individual critical infrastructures and sectors. This increases the risk as a result of reliance on critical infrastructures, as well as affects the ability for sharing resources for incident planning due to no common terminology or means of expressing risk.
The overall objective of IMPROVER is to improve European critical infrastructure resilience to crises and disasters through the implementation of combinations of societal, organisational and technological resilience concepts to real life examples of pan-European significance, including cross-border examples. This implementation will be enabled through the development of a methodology based on risk evaluation techniques and informed by a review of the positive impact of different resilience concepts on critical infrastructures. The methodology will be cross sectoral and will provide much needed input to standardisation of security of infrastructure.

Call for proposal

H2020-DRS-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 882 125

Participants (11)

DANSK BRAND- OG SIKRINGSTEKNISK INSTITUT FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 553 125
Address
Jernholmen 12
2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 383 730
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 14 635,95
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISE FIRE RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 386 305
Address
Tillerbruvegen 202
7092 Tiller
Activity type
Research Organisations
INOV INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INOVACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 458 187,50
Address
Rua De Alves Redol 9
1000-029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 334 727,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
France
EU contribution
€ 309 250
Address
C/o Cea, Bât. Sâbles, Centre Dam - Ile De France, Bruyères Le Châtel
91297 Arpajon
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 449 146,25
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 228 012,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 284 734,05
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments