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ERIIP showcase - geological hazards

A showcase of NERC-funded innovation projects that take the outcomes of existing research and translate these into industry-relevant information and tools to help UK infrastructure identify environmental risks, assess their impacts on infrastructure and develop solutions. This webinar will focus on the risks posed by geological hazards to infrastructure.

Decision-makers are increasingly faced with the challenge of making our infrastructure resilient and mitigating the effects of extreme weather events and climate change. There is a wealth of data, knowledge and expertise in the UK research base which could address this challenge but this valuable resource is often difficult to access and requires translating to be more readily used.

The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme is a five-year, £5m initiative, which will be driven by the needs of the business community and decision-makers. It will provide sound evidence for the identification and assessment of environmental risks and their impacts on infrastructure, translating the latest research into industry-relevant outputs.

More information on the programme is available here on the NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure webpage.

This event will showcase recently completed projects that tackle geological hazards. 

Why attend?
Attendees at this webinar will:
  • hear directly from the academics involved in ERIIP funded projects, and have an opportunity to ask questions about the projects
  • examine the impact funded projects have had on industry to date
  • have an opportunity to identify project outputs that may be transferable to their businesses
  • develop understanding of what academics are working on outside of the ERIIP programme.
13:00 – Welcome and overview of the NERC ERIIP Programme 
Sirio D’Aleo, CIRIA
13:05 – Industry perspective on geological hazards
Paul Mellon, Geotechnical Manager, Transport Scotland

13:15 – The Proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation (PRIME) System:
Technology Demonstrator for Remote Monitoring of Transportation
Dr Jonathan Chambers, BGS
13:30 – Software for quantifying shallow landslide hazards to transportation
  infrastructure under changing climate and forest management 
Dr Simon Mudd, University of Edinburgh 
13:45 – Q&A

14:00 – Close 

Who should attend?
Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Risks Engineer, Resilience Managers, Consultants

13.00 - 14.00
6 March 2017


FREE to attend 


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