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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 021 500

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 306 000
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 166 500
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
EU contribution
€ 166 500
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal-cite Descartes-champs-sur-marne 6-8
77455 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
COFFEY GEOTECHNICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
1 Northfield Road
RG1 8AH Reading
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SARMAP SA

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Cascine Di Barico 10
6989 Purasca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARUP ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Corso Italia 1
20122 Milan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITASCA CONSULTANTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Leithestrasse 111
45886 Gelsenkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DARES TECHNOLOGY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Parc-upc Parc Mediterrani De La Technologia Edific Rdit Calle Esteve Terrades 1
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMON
Bolivia
Address
Avenida Ballivian N. 591 Esquina Reza
N/A Cochabamba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY
Kazakhstan
Address
Kabanbay Batyr Avenue 53
010000 Astana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Zhejiang University
China
Address
Zhe Da Road 38
310027 Hangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
New Zealand
Address
Princes Street 24
1010 Auckland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
University of Newcastle
Australia
Address
University Drive
2308 Callaghan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments