The core objective of INFRARISK project is to develop a stress test framework to tackle the coupled impacts of natural hazards on interdependent infrastructure networks through:
- Identifying rare low-frequency natural hazard events, which have the potential to have extreme impacts on critical infrastructure.
- Developing a stress test structure for specific natural hazards on CI networks and a framework for linear infrastructure systems with wider extents and many nodal points (roads, highways and railroads), though it is anticipated the outputs can be applied across a variety of networks (e.g telecom, energy).
- An integrated approach to hazard assessment considering the interdependencies of infrastructure networks, the correlated nature of natural hazards, cascading hazards and cascading effects, and spatial and temporal vulnerability.
- Facilitate implementation through the development of GIS based and web based stress test algorithms for complex infrastructure networks.
- Testing the framework developed through simulation of complex, case studies.
- Exploitation strategies aimed at disseminating the 'knowledge' and not just the results (e.g training courses to industry, academic and media parties).