Space weather impacts on infrastructure
Decision-makers are increasingly faced with the challenge of making our infrastructure resilient and mitigating the effects of extreme space weather events. Being a relatively niche environmental issue to infrastructure, data, knowledge and expertise in the UK research base is limited and requires translating and dissemination to be more readily used.
The projects discussed in the webinar are part of the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP), a five-year, £5m initiative, which is driven by the needs of the business community and decision-makers. It provides 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 on CIRIAs site: https://www.ciria.org/nerc
And NERCs site: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/innovation/activities/infrastructure/envrisks
This event showcased recent NERC ERIIP-funded projects that tackle space weather and their effects on infrastructure.