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 infrastructure system.
Theme 2: Likelihood, effect and impact of multi-hazard combinations on the infrastructure system.
Theme 3: Dealing with uncertainty in design, operational and investment decisions.
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 on funded projects is available here.
Complete projects - case studies
More information and case studies on the complete projects is 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 Programme
- Manage the dissemination of Programme outputs and projects funded under the Programme