FAC Present on Resilience Guidelines at the International Ergonomics Association in Florence
FAC presented on RESILENS and FORESEE at the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association in Florence last week.
The Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Center
There were leading, international keynote speakers for each of the five days of the Congress, including Patrizia Asproni, President at the Industry and Culture Foundation, Dhurjati Majumdar of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India and David Kirsh, from the University of California San Diego.
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Managing Director, Professor William Hynes, delivered a presentation on the RESILENS European Resilience Management Guidelines for the session on ‘The development of Resilience Management Guidelines to protect Critical Infrastructures in Europe and Worldwide’. The session included work from other DRS-7 projects such as DARWIN, SMR, and RESOLUTE and was chaired by Dr. Luca Save of Deep Blue Research. William highlighted the RESILENS ERMG which is of great value to CI oversight agencies; emergency response and civil protection agencies; and government departments and relevant policy developers.
William also discussed the ERMG capacity of FAC’s newest H2020 project, FORESEE (Future proofing strategies FOr RESilient transport networks against Extreme Events). The overall objective of FORESEE is to ‘… to develop and demonstrate a reliable and easily implementable toolkit for providing short and long term resilience schemes against traffic disruption due to flooding, landslide and structural damage for rail and road corridors and multi-modal terminals …’ based on:
A) update of best available methodologies, practices and solutions
B) development of new solutions regarding drainages, pavements and landslides; and
C) detailed strategy for its successful implementation, integrated into the infrastructure life-cycle.
FAC Managing Director, William Hynes, Presenting on ERMG in RESILENS and FORESEE
William also spoke about FAC’s experience in coordinating urban security and strategic planning European Projects (e.g. HARMONISE; RESILENS and FORESEE) and stressed the applicability of resilience guidelines for a stronger, safer Europe.
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