The methodological core of the project is based on the establishment of an ‘overarching methodology’, to evaluate the risks associated with multiple infrastructure networks for various hazards with spatial and temporal correlation.
Interdependency will be formalised and damage will be defined in terms of capacity decrements. This will be the basis for the development of stress tests for multi-risk scenarios and will define the general framework, providing a tool for decision making based on the outcome of the stress test.
The overarching methodology will capture and incorporate, into a GIS platform, outputs from an extensive profiling of natural hazards and infrastructure, and analysis of single event risk for multiple hazards and space-time variability of a CI network.
An INFRARISK strategic decision support tool will be developed to ensure network models and stress test procedures are integrated and used under specific process workflows and modules. Further application to selected case studies to verify the modelling techniques and procedures developed in INFRARISK will be carried out.
Dissemination as a crucial aspect of the project will involve several target levels developing focused materials and products to reach the widest audience possible including the formulation of specialized training courses.