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towards geoHazards rEsilient infRastruCtUre under changing cLimatES

Objective

HERCULES brings together a multidisciplinary team crossing boundaries within technology, systems thinking and society to develop a step change in the understanding and monitoring capabilities of geohazards and in turn produce ground breaking new methods to boost the resilience of current infrastructure under changing climates. The programme will undertake fundamental research to ascertain the pathways and grow our capacity to assess and predict risks due to geohazards. The proposed study will employ a range of novel research approaches across multiple scales, from the macro-scale through to the micro scale including the integration of Earth Observation techniques, laboratory investigation and by investigating the ground behaviour at the scale of soil particles experimentally using tomography and numerical techniques such as the Discrete Element Method. Our approach is unique in that the design and implementation of the technology is informed not only through the combination of laboratory and field studies, data interpretation and numerical simulations, but also coproduced through consultation with the local community. We will use crowdsourced geographic information with real-time environmental data and models to provide a decision-making framework to be adapted to local needs for the monitoring and early-warning of geozahards to improve urban resilience.
The goals of the project are to: i) exchange knowledge in a multidisciplinary environment between academia and industry; ii) develop new insights, approaches and technologies that support the needs of end-users to make both the built environment and infrastructure more resilient to the increasing threat of natural hazards due to the effect of a more variable climate; iii) train Early Stage Researches (ESRs) during their secondments between Institutions who will form the next generation of researchers leading academic and industrial technological developments in this field.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Net EU contribution
€ 1 021 500,00
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 211 500,00

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 306 000,00
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 31 500,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 130 500,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 166 500,00
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 166 500,00
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal-cite Descartes-champs-sur-marne 6-8
77455 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Seine-et-Marne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 000,00
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 126 000,00
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
COFFEY GEOTECHNICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
1 Northfield Road
RG1 8AH Reading

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
SARMAP SA

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Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Cascine Di Barico 10
6989 Purasca

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ticino Ticino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARUP ITALIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Corso Italia 1
20122 Milan

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ITASCA CONSULTANTS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Address
Leithestrasse 111
45886 Gelsenkirchen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Gelsenkirchen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
DARES TECHNOLOGY SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Address
Parc-upc Parc Mediterrani De La Technologia Edific Rdit Calle Esteve Terrades 1
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMON
Bolivia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Ballivian N. 591 Esquina Reza
N/A Cochabamba

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 117 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY
Kazakhstan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kabanbay Batyr Avenue 53
010000 Astana

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 139 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Zhejiang University
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Zhe Da Road 38
310027 Hangzhou

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 198 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
New Zealand
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Princes Street 24
1010 Auckland

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 76 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

University of Newcastle
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
University Drive
2308 Callaghan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 81 000,00