The Programme will focus on a series of key themes which have been developed
through individual consultation with infrastructure owners and operators and a
series of scoping workshops with the business and academic communities.
Theme 1: Identifying, understanding and quantifying environmental risks to the
Theme 2: Likelihood, effect and impact of multi-hazard combinations on the
Theme 3: Dealing with uncertainty in design, operational and investment
Each of the three Programme themes has the potential to be cross-cutting and is
underpinned by one major guiding principle: the fact that the infrastructure
system is not a disconnected series of isolated assets, but rather is viewed in
terms of cross-sectoral issues, challenges and interdependencies.
More information and case studies on the complete projects are available here.
More information and case studies on the complete projects are available here
CIRIA is planning webinars and events to disseminate the findings of the projects funded through ERIIP. The presentations of previous NERC ERIIP dissemination events are available here.
All projects must have project partners related to UK infrastructure (eg
infrastructure owners, operators, regulators or policy-makers). Proposals
should demonstrate the project partner's challenges related to environmental
risk, how science can be applied to develop a 'solution' and the impact that
the project will have on the project partner.
Through the programme, NERC are working with owners and operators from across
the infrastructure sector, including energy generation (nuclear, renewables),
energy transmission, water, road, rail as well as regulators, policy-makers and
consultancies. Current members are listed below and the aim is to widen the
membership to other organisations and other parts of the infrastructure sector.
Membership is open to infrastructure owners and operators, engineering
consultants, contractors, insurers and investors, policy and civil society
representatives, and regulators.
More information on current industry members and their research priorities is
available in the following document.
Combined industry research priorities.
- Coordinate the programme convening ERIIC member meetings, facilitating
events and developing the programme for ERIIP
- Broker relationships between the programme members and academics in the
call process by running brokerage workshops and managing introductions to the
programme members where there is a clear linkage or opportunity.
- Monitor funded projects to develop a cohort of projects funded under the
- Manage the dissemination of Programme outputs and projects funded under
For more information, please email Sirio D’Aleo or Owen Jenkins at CIRIA.