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Improved risk evaluation and implementation of resilience concepts to critical infrastructure

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.

Coordinator

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Address

Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 882 125

Participants (11)

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DANSK BRAND- OG SIKRINGSTEKNISK INSTITUT FORENING

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 553 125

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 383 730

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 14 635,95

RISE FIRE RESEARCH AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 386 305

INOV INESC INOVACAO - INSTITUTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 458 187,50

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 334 727,50

Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

France

EU Contribution

€ 309 250

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 449 146,25

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 228 012,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 284 734,05

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 40 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653390

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 323 978,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 323 978,75

Coordinated by:

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden