Here you will find news relevant to the activities of the initiative including webinars, talks, consulting projects, publications, participation in conferences and meetings mostly relevant to resilience of critical infrastructure with emphasis on transport and energy assets and their intra/interdependencies, views on the UNs Sustainable Development Goals and use of digital and emerging technologies in infrastructure risk-based management

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Mar 23

lightning presentation for GLOC2023

a 4-minute lightning presentation on “Climate adaptation for resilient critical infrastructure in low medium income countries facilitated by space technology” is available here:

This paper will be presented at GLOC-2023 Global Space Conference on climate change, 23-25 May, Oslo, Norway

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Mar 23

interview by the Greek national TV ERT

Stergios Mitoulis of infrastructuResilience was interviewed by the Greek national TV ERT anchor Stavroula Christofilea about the Polyfytos Bridge. The bridge is the main pilot of our two recent research projects ReCharged and RISKADAPT funded by HORIZON EUROPE-total value 4.2m Euros. These two projects are examining more resilient, sustainable, and cost-effective interventions for this landmark bridge. In this framework, we are also applying a participatory decision-making approach to optimise the reconstruction of the second longest bridge of Greece in collaboration with the local authorities.

The interview video is available here

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Mar 23

Themed issue on integral bridges-call for papers

Themed Issue: Integral Bridges
ICE Bridge Engineering of the Institution of Civil Engineers InstitutionofCivilEngineers

Champions:
Jessica Sandberg, Senior Engineer, Atkins Global, Epsom, UK;
Andrea Caristo, Associate Director, AECOM, London, UK
and Stergios Mitoulis, UK

Further information about the submission of journal papers is here: https://lnkd.in/eFfKCw75


Call for papers:

Abstract submission date: 30 April 2023
Full manuscript submission date: 31 October 2023
Weblink for abstract submissions: https://lnkd.in/e94tid4i

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Mar 23

new project: ERIES- SCOUR&SHAKE

Title: Structural Performance monitoring and evaluation of scoured bridges under dynamic actions

Our ERIES (HORIZON-INFRA-2021-SERV-01-07) project is funded. The project will test for the first time in the international literature large scale specimens of bridge foundations under multihazard scenarios, as we have noticed that many bridges are scoured due to floods exacerbated by climate change and then they are subjected to earthquakes.

The project coordinated by Politecnico di Milanoinvolves several academic and industrial partners: University of StrathclydePolitecnico di Torino, Brunel University London, Università Politecnica delle Marche, University of Birmingham , Democritus University of Thrace – (D.U.Th.), Université Gustave Eiffel, Università di CamerinoEgnatia Odos S.A., SMARTEC SA, TAILOR ENGINEERING.

We will have access to the SoFSI shaking table at the University of Bristol to study vibration based approaches to monitor scoured bridges and to evaluate their performance under dynamic actions.

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Mar 23

InfrastructuResilience supports Charity “Involve Nepal”

A new video is out explaining why we urgently need to reconstruct structures and facilities in earthquake-prone areas in Nepal and the need for fundraising for new small-scale buildings and facilities.

www.invovlenepal.org

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Feb 23

ReCharged project kick-off meeting

Our Horizon-MSCA-2021-SE ReCharged project just started and members of the infrastructuResilience are the coordinators. The background is real- its Parthenon the most resilient building in the world!

ReCharged – Climate-aware Resilience for Sustainable Critical and interdependent Infrastructure Systems enhanced by emerging Digital Technologies

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Jan 23

New paper on conflict-resilience for critical infrastructure peacebuilding

In our new article published in Sustainable Cities and Society we present a new framework for the resilience informed prioritisation of critical infrastructure recovery in wartorn countries. We discuss the challenges to existing resilience frameworks and the value of standoff and ground-validated data in peacebuilding. The framework is applied for the case of damaged bridges in west Kyiv in Ukraine, showing how resilience analytics and intelligence from crowdsourcing during a conflict can optimise decision-making and resources allocation.

The article “Conflict-resilience framework for critical infrastructure peacebuilding” is open access: https://lnkd.in/eqHmM7WW

Authors: Dr Stergios Aristoteles Mitoulis, Dr Sotirios Argyroudis, Dr Mathaios Panteli, Dr Clemente Fuggini, Dr Sotiris Valkaniotis, Dr William Hynes, Dr Igor Linkov

More info about our work for Ukraine can be found on our research initiative: www.bridgeUkraine.org -for a resilient and sustainable Ukraine

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Dec 22

ICE podcast on structural resilience

Our podcast for the Institution of Civil Engineers ICE (UK) is now live! The podcast is part of the ICE KnowledgeHub and facilitates capacitybuilding and knowledgetransfer.

Title: Structural resilience and the role of the Civil Engineer

In this podcast, Dr Sotirios Argyroudis and Dr Stergios Mitoulis, joined hosts Mark Hansford, ICE director of engineering knowledge and Alexandra Wynne, ICE knowledge content director, to discuss the civil engineer’s role in ensuring structural resilience.

If you want to hear the podcast click this link

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Nov 22

invited talk in COP27

Dr Sotirios Argyroudis delivered a talk in COP27 on “science-based green transition in Ukraine as a model for post-conflict and post-disaster recovery”

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Oct 22

infrastructuResilience at the top 2% of scientists

Based on a research conducted by Stanford University, Dr Stergios Mitoulis and Dr Sotirios Argyroudis are in the top 2% of scientists in their sub-field (Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators for 2021)