Towards a more resilient transport infrastructure: The FORESEE EU Project – Final conference

Towards a more resilient transport infrastructure: The FORESEE EU Project – Final conference 1680 1003 Foreseeproject

Towards a more resilient
transport infrastructure:

The FORESEE EU Project – Final conference

22th February 2022

9:30 - 13:30

Online event

Extreme nature and human-made events are primary hazards for critical transport infrastructure assets. Weather disasters caused by climate change or cyberattacks linked to a more digital economy are considered the main challenges for transport operators, authorities, and end-users. 

 The EU Project FORESEE, composed of 18 partners, and supported by a Stakeholders Reference Group with more than 200 experts bringing knowledge from private and public sectors, has been funded by H2020 to achieve one objective: improve infrastructure resilience against extreme disasters.

 The final conference will unveil the FORESEE results, delivered by experts from the private sector, research, standardization, transport operators, digital services providers and academia. The event will be held online on Tuesday, 22 February 2022. 

 To set the scene, an initial panel with representatives from UNECE, European Commission (DG MOVE and DG CLIMA), World Road Association and the European Union Agency for Railways will present the policy and regulatory framework in climate change and cybersecurity.

 Registration and Agenda are available at the links hereunder:


Policy and Regulatory framework: transport resilience to extreme nature and human-made events

Lukasz Wyrowski

Lukasz Wyrowski

Lukasz Wyrowski

Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Serving as Secretary to:

  • Working Party on Intermodal Transport and Logistics
  • Group of Experts on Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Inland Transport
  • Group of Experts towards Unified Railway Law

Deputy Secretary to Inland Transport Committee (ITC)


Lukasz leads the activities at UNECE on intermodal transport and logistics, transport adaption to climate change, as well as on unifying railway law in transcontinental transport with the focus on contract for carriage of goods by rail. His role is to advise country delegates and experts, as well as other stakeholders and facilitate their work in developing international legal frameworks, policies and/or guidance in those transport fields. In his role as the Deputy Secretary to Inland Transport Committee, he coordinates activities focused on the implementation of the ITC Strategy until 2030.

Lukasz joined UNECE in 2005 and since supported or led activities at UNECE in various areas, among them such as: industrial safety, green economy, environmental monitoring or road safety.

Lukasz graduated with master’s degree in Management from the University of Economics in Poznan, Poland, in 2002. Before joining UNECE he had worked in the private sector in process management and investments.

Johannes Klumpers

Johannes Klumpers

Head of Secretariat for Climate Adaption Mission at DG CLIMA (appointed in April 2021). He previously worked as Head of Unit in Research and Industrial Infrastructures at DG Research and Innovation (European Commission).

Johannes Klumpers has been occupying management posts in the European Commission for more than fifteen years under various roles and responsibilities. He notably established and led the “Group of Chief Scientific Advisors – SAM, EGE” Unit that provided science advice to all Commission departments.

A German National, born in Geneva in 1964, he studied forestry and wood technology and obtained a PhD from the French Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et Forêts (ENGREF). After several years of industrial research in Sweden, he joined the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation in 1998 and has worked there since, on a variety of topics, from renewable raw materials and industrial processes to gender, science in society, finance and budget.

Rafal Stanecki

Rafał Stanecki

Policy officer at DG MOVE, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission.

Rafal is in charge of R&I activities in the area of transport infrastructure and mobility in rural areas. This involves proposing, negotiating and drafting R&I topics for European R&I framework programmes underpinning Commission’s policy initiatives and following the results of ongoing R&I projects.

Rafał joined the European Commission in 2010 and since then worked in the area of protection of euro coins against counterfeiting at OLAF, ITS systems on the external EU borders at DG HOME and since 2018 in R&I in transport and mobility area at DG MOVE. Before joining the Commission he had worked for over 10 years for automotive suppliers such as:  Securit Saint Gobain, Hutchinson and Valeo, at both technical and commercial positions in Poland and in France.

Rafał graduated with master’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1994 at the Technical University in Gliwice Poland and with master’s degree in Marketing and Management at the Silesian International Business School, Katowice Poland in 1997.

Miguel Caso Florez

Miguel Caso Florez

Technical Director
World Road Association PIARC

Miguel Caso Florez is a civil engineer and an architect graduated in Spain and France. He has initially worked for the private sector on transport and land planning projects and then he has worked at the General Secretariat of PIARC, World Road Association since 2005, serving first and Technical Advisor and currently as Technical Director.

Miguel supervises the technical outputs of the over 25 PIARC Technical Committees and Task Forces, which include around 1.200 experts from over 80 countries. Miguel manages with his colleagues the International Seminars, Conference and Workshop programs. He also coordinates the PIARC Special Project program, which intends to provide an answer in a short period of time to emerging issues identified by member countries. Miguel leads the Technical Advisors team in PIARC with valuable professionals from different part of the world.


Thomas Chatelet

Thomas Chatelet

The European Union Agency for railways (ERA) is the system authority for the European Railway Traffic Management System.

Within the Railway Systems Unit of the Agency, Thomas Chatelet’s activities are related to telecommunication, spectrum and cybersecurity, especially for standardisation aspects (ETSI, ECC/CEPT, CEN/CENELEC). He is coordinating actions and initiatives relevant in the frame of the ERA Program “Evolution of Railway Radio”. Thomas is also Vice Chairman of the ETSI Technical Committee on Rail Telecommunication.

ERA is closely collaborating with ENISA on railway cybersecurity.


José Diez

José Diez

Head of Communication and Public Affairs, European Union Road Federation

Within an international team, José contributes to coordinate various working groups and European projects in priority areas for transport infrastructure such as innovation, resilience, sustainability, safety and asset management. Hand-in-hand with this task, he monitors the policy and regulatory framework ensuring good visibility and reputation to the sector while positioning the organisation as reliable partner for the EU institutions, public administrations and relevant European stakeholders.

José holds a Law Degree with specialisation in EU Affairs from the University of Madrid, having completed studies as well at the Universities of Utrecht (NL) and Leicester (UK). Prior to join the ERF, José had previous experience in the private sector and the European Parliament.

Promoting Research and Innovation: contribution of the FORESEE EU Project to the state-of-the-art

Sergio Escriba

Sergio Escriba

Sergio Escriba is Project Officer at CINEA (European Commission). He holds a M.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Granada.

Sergio worked for 14 years in an engineering consultancy company where he performed several duties in geotechnics, quality control, design and construction of transport infrastructures. For example, he supervised the construction of the Underground Railway Station at Malaga Airport. In research and innovation, Sergio has coordinated EU and national funded research projects dealing with asset management, maintenance planning, structural health monitoring and innovative construction materials. Since 2016, Sergio manages H2020 and Horizon Europe research projects in the field of transport infrastructures, ITS, logistics and automation. He is the author of more than 10 technical papers and 1 patent.


Iñaki Beltrán

Iñaki Beltrán

Mr. Iñaki Beltrán graduated in civil engineering (2011) at the University of the Basque Country and MSc civil engineering (2015) at the University of Burgos. Currently studying a Project Management Master at the University of the Basque Country. Iñaki counts with more than 8 years of experience on different research and innovation projects in the civil engineering sector aimed to increase the resilience of different territories and sector’s digitalization.

Besides research projects, through his passage in the Basque Construction Cluster,  Iñaki has experiences in the consultancy field, having worked together with sectorial organizations, large and SMEs companies, regional governmental agencies and departments at national and international level.

Iñaki works in TECNALIA as project manager and researcher in the Secure and resilient buildings and infrastructures department inside the energy, climate and urban transition unit. He has coordinated the H2020 FORESEE project since it was launched in September 2018 and other resilience related project at regional and national level.

Prof. Dr. Bryan T. Adey

Prof. Dr. Bryan T. Adey

Prof. Dr. Bryan T. Adey is the Professor for Infrastructure Management, in the Institute for Construction and Infrastructure Management at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), Switzerland.

Prof. Adey’s research is focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of infrastructure management. This includes the definition and standardization of the infrastructure management process, from setting goals to determining optimal monitoring and intervention programs, and evaluating the performance of infrastructure management organisations. It also includes the automation of parts of the infrastructure management process, e.g. the development of algorithms to generate network intervention plans that maximise net benefit. Other themes of his research are estimating the risk related to infrastructure, including estimating infrastructure behaviour when

Aitor Aragón

Aitor Aragón

Aitor Aragón

MSc Civil Engineer working in the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) as responsible for BIM, sustainability in construction, and several product committees. He has been the Secretariat of the CEN workshop for assessment of the resilience of transport infrastructures, which published CWA 17819. He is also the Secretariat of the ISO and CEN working groups the sustainability of civil engineering works.

Previously worked at AENOR in product certification, mainly as responsible for Environmental Products Declarations (EPD) verification. Also participated in the European Association ECO-Plaform as member of the board and vice-president.

He also worked in software development for civil engineering, mainly for roads, in Vianova Systems.

Erlinda Biescas

Erlinda Biescas

Erlinda Biescas works in Telespazio UK as Earth Observation Senior Consultant focused in product development adding value to InSAR results.

She is a mathematician with an MPhil/DEA in Aerospace Science and Technology at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She has nineteen years of professional experience in the satellite radar geo-information sector. Her career started working in a Research Institute focused on algorithms related to SAR satellite Interferometry (InSAR) processing data and followed by working in a company leader in InSAR products. Along all this time, Erlinda covered technical, technical lead and management roles. She has the ability to add value to the different parts of a technical project, from algorithm development to management or contact with customers. Erlinda has more than fifteen years of experience in customer focus InSAR deliveries in sectors as Oil & Gas, Civil Engineering, Geo Hazards and Mining.

David Garcia

David Garcia

More than 10 years’ experience on bridges and structures design, structural health monitoring and bridge inspection, civil engineering and offshore projects in Louis Berger International Design Center (a WSP Company). Since 2016 Senior Researcher in the Infrastructures Area of Tecnalia participating in several national and international research projects: H2020 RAGTIME, FASSTbridge project (ERA-NET Plus Infravation) and H2020 FORESEE. Co-Director of more than 6 Master Thesis at University of Cantabria. Currently, co-Director 1 PhD Thesis in collaboration with UPV/EHU.

Member of ACHE (the Spanish Scientific-Technical Association of Structural Concrete) and AEND (Non-Destructive Testing Spanish Association). Also, founder member of the Spanish IABMAS Group (International Association for Bridges, Management and Safety) and Journal Reviewer. Since 2022 Head of Structural Engineering & Fluid-Structure Interaction in Energy, Climate and Urban Transition Unit.

Laura Castañón

Laura Castañón

Laura Castañón Jano holds a degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Oviedo and a PhD. in Civil Engineering at the University of Cantabria.

Her main research topic is related to slope protection systems, being the development of a dynamic barrier against rockfalls  the topic of her PhD Thesis. She is also involved in the behavior analysis of concrete using extreme value distribution functions, and the additive manufacturing strategies of polymers.  She has published 8 scientific papers, is coauthor of an international patent and collaborated in 10 research projects. She has also attended 4 national and international conferences and made an international 3-month stay at the Imperial College London.

Currently she has a post of Assistant Lecturer on the Area of Manufacturing Engineering in the University of Cantabria.

Pedro Lastra

Pedro Lastra

Pedro Lastra

PhD in Civil Engineering achieved in 2017, has developed his career as researcher in the Applied Research Group GITECO from the University of Cantabria.

His field is the work in pavements, has taken part in more than ten international projects. His research has based on the reuse of waste in order to improve the properties of bituminous mixtures, study the healing of bituminous mixtures by induction, the analysis of new materials in the design of mixtures and the improvement of functional properties of roads. He has published more than 30 papers in indexed journals, 19 of which belong to the first decile. In 2018 he was awarded a postdoctoral contract Augusto González de Linares from the Cantabria Government with the aim of analysing the use of plastic waste in roads, and in 2019 was awarded the Special Award for Excellence of Doctorate.


Saimir Osmani

Saimir Osmani

Saimir Osmani (Civil Engineer) is a structural engineer with a Master degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Genoa. Since 2018, when he joined the Design Division of Rina Consulting his experience has been focused on the structural design, management and assessment of buildings and infrastructures. His activity has been mainly focused on Infrastructure assessment, retrofit and numerical modeling methods applied to bridge and building structures, improved and made more effective using Programming Languages. Besides these activities, he participates to some European Research projects dealing with Risk and Resilience Assessment of Critical Infrastructures (e.g. in Transport, Energy and Healthcare sectors).

Concepción Toribio

Concepción Toribio

MSc Eng. Concepción Toribio is a researcher at the R&D department in CEMOSA.

She holds a MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Granada (Spain) and MSc in Engineering Management from the University of South Wales (UK). She worked as Project Engineer for six years on civil engineering projects related to drainage and sewage systems, water treatment systems, water networks, port infrastructures and airports among others. Since March 2020, she works in the R&D department of CEMOSA where she focuses on the area of Transport Infrastructure. During these years she has worked in European and Spanish research projects focused on the areas of resilience assessment, vulnerability, criticality and risk analysis of transport infrastructures. She is member of the working group CEN/CLC/WS018 for the assessment of the resilience of transport infrastructure.

Saviz Moghtadernejad

Saviz Moghtadernejad

Saviz Moghtadernejad is a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Construction and Infrastructure Management, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland.

Saviz received her M.Sc and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from McGill University in Canada, where she developed an integrated and systematic framework to maximize the resilience and sustainability of buildings. Her current research is mainly focused on the provision of digital multi-stakeholder decision-making platforms for enhanced infrastructure management. She works on the determination of optimal restoration programs, to improve asset management schemes for authorities and infrastructure managers and allow for more resilient multi-modal transport infrastructures. Moreover, she studies the application of data-driven methods to estimate deterioration curves of transportation infrastructure and to provide solutions for tackling measurement errors and discrepancies in real-world time history inspection data using statistical and machine learning algorithms.

Federico Di Gennaro

Federico Di Gennaro

Federico Di Gennaro is currently Head of Strategic Projects and responsible for the Business Development activities of AISCAT Servizi, the “engineering branch” of AISCAT (Italian Association of Toll Motorways and Tunnels Operators).

He has more than 10 years of consulting experience, with over 5 years of experience with AISCAT. His main duties are related to the Identification, Development and Management of Research & Development & Innovation opportunities across the following main areas: Mobility & Infrastructures, ICT & Tolling System, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Artificial Intelligence and Asset management. He is also responsible for the management of strategic European R&D projects, funded by Horizon 2020 programme, and IFI’s opportunities mainly in the Western Balkans area. He holds a Master Degree in Road Infrastructure Engineering, with a prize awarded thesis on Road Safety and Driving simulation.

Rui Coutinho

Rui Coutinho

Director of Asset Management – Infraestruturas de Portugal

Rui Coutinho has large experience working in railways for 20 years and also in roads for the last 6 years. Rui is Director of Asset Management in Infraestruturas de Portugal – the Portuguese road and rail infrastructure manager and, before that, he was the Director of Maintenance in REFER. He has started his career as a civil engineer designing buildings.

Rui received his graduation from Instituto Superior Técnico and has executive masters in business and administration from INDEG Business School and NOVA Business School.

Cristóbal Martínez Álvaro

Cristóbal Martínez Álvaro

(Technical Solutions Director at Cintra Servicios de Infraestructura, S.A.)

Cristóbal Martínez Álvaro holds a MSc in Civil Engineering (1988) from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (Spain) and a PhD in Management (2004) from the IESE Business School (Universidad de Navarra; Spain). He has over 30 years experience in construction and transportation engineering focused on toll highway design and operation.


Since 1996 he has worked with Ferrovial and after Cintra creation in 1999 he has been responsible for Cintra Technical Office for existing and new projects pursued by the company worldwide under PPP schemes. Its Corporate Department is also responsible for QA & QC, Sustainability and Corporate IT developments in Cintra.

Fabrizio Federici

Mr Fabrizio Federici

Electronic Engineer with a master’s degree in Antitrust and Regulation of Transport, Energy and Telecommunication Markets. He has been working for the transport and environmental logistic sector for several years, gathering valuable and professional experience in the technical and managerial aspects of the industrial production and the logistic transportation.

Project Manager of several National contracts of the Environmental sector, he worked then for the public sector of Transport Regulatory Authority in 2016 and gained experience in the access to road and rail infrastructure field, the National and European market regulations, the new regulatory models for concessions planning, the intermodal transport optimization and the analysis of traffic patterns.

Mr Federici joined Aiscat Servizi as Technical Engineer at the National and International Division in 2017 supporting the Italian highway concessionaires by improving the management and operation policies of transport infrastructure, applying the accreditation of new Service Providers for the EU electronic toll service (Directive 2019/520/EU), implementing the NIS Directive (2016/1148/EU) and supporting several regulation issues with the Italy Ministry (application of NATO Civilian/Military Dual Use, development of the Italy cybersecurity guideline for NIS verification, etc..). He works for EU projects (Horizon 2020 project’s FORESEE and RAGTIME) about the increase of the resilience of transport infrastructure and extra-EU projects in the field of asset management and road safety.

Dr. Michael Below

Dr. Michael Below

Dr. Michael Below

Senior Expert and Key Account Nature Conservation

Deutsche Bahn AG – DB Sustainability and Environment, Strategy Department

Michael Below is an agricultural engineer specialising in horticulture and did his doctorate in geography on particle-bound air pollutants in the Arctic. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of nature and water conservation as well as environmental planning from the perspective of a railway company. Since 2017 he has also worked intensively on the challenges of climate change for Deutsche Bahn and, in cooperation with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, has created an important basis for a climate resilience strategy for DB. With the move to the Strategy Department, he has been entrusted with the task of developing a climate resilience strategy for Deutsche Bahn. The focus here is not only on infrastructure, but also on the modes of passenger and freight transport.

José Conrado

José Conrado Martínez

Deputy director for Strategic Innovation – ADIF

José Conrado Martínez works as deputy director for strategic innovation in the Railway Infrastructure Administrator (Adif), a state company attached to the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA) of Spain. He has been working for ADIF for more than 20 years and he holds experience in the public railway sector, holding various positions in construction, operations, and technological development activities of the Spanish high-speed and conventional railway networks

José Conrado Martínez is an Industrial Engineer and holds Masters in Specialization in Railway Technologies and in Construction and Maintenance of Railway Infrastructures.

In the academic field, he works as Professor in the railways master’s degrees at the Pontifical University of Comillas (ICAI), the University of Cantabria as well as he is director of the railways master’s degree   at TECH Universidad Tecnológica.

Clemente Fuggini

Mr. Clemente Fuggini

Mr. Clemente Fuggini (MSc, PhD, Professional Engineer, PRINCE2® Foundation Certified)

Civil engineering with +15 years’ proven experience in risk engineering, disaster risk reduction, vulnerability and resilience of buildings and infrastructures.

In the last ten years, he has been involved in several International research & innovation projects, acting as project partner in +150M€ funding projects and managing as Project Coordinator +20 M€ funding.

Mr. Fuggini is currently Head of Research and Innovation for the Infrastructure Business Unit of RINA. As such he oversees all R&D&I activities of the Business Unit with emphasis to Transport Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Engineering, topics on which he has acted as R&D Programme Manager for RINA in the past years.

Among the others, he has been the Innovation Manager of the H2020 security project EU-CIRCLE (Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change) and the Business Innovation Manager of the H2020 transport project RAGTIME (Transport infrastructure risk-based asset management). Currently he is the Coordinator of the H2020 Critical Infrastructure project SecureGas (Security and Resilience of the EU Gas Critical Infrastructure) and RINA Project Manager in the H2020 Critical Infrastructure projects INFRASTRESS (Security and Resilience of Sensitive Industrial Sites and Plants) and FORESEE (Resilience of Transport Infrastructure against extreme events).

Mr. Fuggini acting as Coordinator of the Infrastructure & Mobility Committee of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP). In addition he has been contributed to several strategic EU publications, including Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Europe (issued by the European Environmental Agency). Finally, Mr. Fuggini is author of +70 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings.

Ing. Paolo Anfosso

Ing. Paolo Anfosso

Ing. Paolo Anfosso graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2000) and MSC in Civil Engineering (2013) (Master in Service Operation Management) at the Elis (HR) and Politecnico of Milan.

Ing. Paolo Anfosso has experiences in the consultancy field, at national and international level in the coordination of Design of Road and Railway Infrastructures, Buildings and other civil structures in projects of national and international relevance.

He joined Autostrade per l’Italia in 2009 and he is currently responsible for “Structures and other assets” within the Department for Maintenance; he is actually in charge of supervision, definition of technical and quality standards and reference manuals for surveillance and maintenance activities of the different assets of the infrastructures such as bridges, tunnels, safety and noise barriers.

Ing. Livia Pardi

Ing. Livia Pardi

After graduating in Civil Engineering at the at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Ing. Livia Pardi worked at the EPFL-Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (Switzerland) before joining Autostrade per l’Italia.  She is actually sharing her time between Autostrade per l’Italia and its subsiadiary Autostrade Tech.

She has mainly worked in the field of Research and Development, participating with different level of involvement and responsibility in more than 20 European and Italian funded projects related to asset management, surveillance and monitoring, risk assessment.

She is involved in the ECTP – European Technology Platform on Construction.

She is author of more than 80 papers presented in journals and conferences

Presentations & Videos

Policy and Regulatory framework:
transport resilience to extreme nature and human-made events

UNECE Group of Experts on Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Inland Transport

Lukasz Wyrowski – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

New EU Mission on Climate Adaptation

Johannes Klumpers – EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change (European Commission)

Vision from EC (DG MOVE) – Towards more resilient transport infrastructure

Rafal Stanecki – European Commission

PIARC’s Approach Towards a more resilient transport infrastructure

Miguel Caso – World Road Association

EU Agency for Railways – Cybersecurity

Thomas Chatelet – European Union Agency for Railways

Promoting Research and Innovation:

contribution of the FORESEE EU Project to the state-of-the-art

Introduction: objectives, scope and impact

Iñaki Beltrán, Tecnalia

Indicators and targets to improve the answer against extreme events: setting, cost-benefit analysis, management and monitoring

Bryan Adey, ETH Zurich

New CEN Workshop Agreement “Guidelines for the assessment of resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events”

Aitor Aragón, UNE

How to make operational Resilience in Transport Infrastructure: the FORESEE Toolkit

Clemente Fuggini, RINA

Improvements in risk assessment tools

Erlinda Biescas, Telespazio and David García, Tecnalia

Slope stabilization protection systems and improved permeable asphalt pavements

Laura Castañón and Pedro Lastra, Univ Cantabria

Traffic management during extreme events and decision support system

Saimir, Osmani, RINA

Integration of resilience in transport infrastructure life-cycle

Concepción Toribio, CEMOSA

New algorithms to reduce risks prior to disruptive events and plan optimal restoration interventions afterwards

Saviz Moghtadernejad and Bryan Adey, ETH

Governance to improve public procurement processes

David García, Tecnalia

Validation of the FORESEE methodology in road and railways

Federico Di Gennaro and Fabrizio Federici, AISCAT

Roundtable with railways and road operators

Sixth Newsletter online now

Sixth Newsletter online now 1024 598 Foreseeproject

This sixth issue of the FORESEE newsletter highlights the final FORESEE conference and invites you to register and save the date for February 22nd. In addition, it identifies the increasing prioritisation that international governments are placing on resilience, international examples of environmental impacts on critical infrastructure, and finishes with a summary of the 2022 emerging trends in infrastructure as indicated by a recently published KPMG report

Final online SRG workshop

Final online SRG workshop 1280 861 Foreseeproject

On 27th January, the Stakeholders Reference Group held its final workshop coordinated by its chairman Jesús Rodríguez.

The online workshop gathered 116 participants including 76 members of the SRG, 38 representatives from the FORESEE consortium and institutional keynotes Rafal Stanecki (European Commission, DG MOVE) and Sergio Escriba (CINEA). The aim of the workshop was to report FORESEE results and their validation through the applications in case studies (road and railway infrastructures).

To receive feedback and exchange views, an open discussion session was organised with transport infrastructures stakeholders on the advantages and disadvantages when applying FORESEE results in their infrastructure networks. To complement valuable outputs, a questionnaire has been launched to receive additional inputs from SRG attendees. A report with the collected answers and the discussions during the workshop will be available at this website by the first half of March 2022.

To download the presentations displayed by FORESEE partners during the technical sessions on 27th January, please click here.

Case Study and Tool Fact Sheets available now

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The document includes strategic information from the 6 case studies describing objectives, hazards,
validation analysis, and outputs for infrastructure owners and operators.
Results Fact Sheets are divided in different sections with latest technical data:

  • Traffic Module Tool
  • Fragility Functions, Vulnerability Functions and Decision Support Interpreter Module Tool
  • Virtual Modelling Platform Tool
  • Alerting SAS platform Tool
  • Governance Module
  • Risk Mapping Tool
  • Bridge Flooding Model Tool
  • Command and Control Center
  • A Fully Stochastic Flooding Prediction Methodology
  • Hybrid Data Assessment For Diagnosis And Prognosis Tool
  • Cyber-attack assessment – Madrid Calle 30

In addition, contact details of the experts who contributed to the guidelines can be found in the document:


This document will be further explained during the workshop organised by the Stakeholders Reference Group on the 27 January 2022.

CWA on infrastructure resilience published

CWA on infrastructure resilience published

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On the 22nd November, a first milestone for FORESEE has been achieved after the official publication of the CEN Workshop agreement CWA 17819:2021 ‘Guidelines for the assessment of resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events’.

The continuous support and interest from several organisations, both from railways and road sectors, has successfully contributed to quickly reach the final objective. Improving infrastructure resilience in case of extreme events represents a strategic priority for infrastructure managers especially now when climate change consequences are clearly visible, and cybersecurity represents a main problem in a more digitalised Europe.

Through these months, the working group chaired by ETH Zurich and coordinated by UNE (Spanish CEN/CENELEC member) prepared the document adding amendments presented by different parties involved including representatives from the FORESEE consortium, public administrations, research, industry and other standardization bodies (26 members from Europe and 3rd countries, and EC as observer).

Discussions have been carried during four meetings finalising in September when the final text was approved. The guidelines contained in the CEN Workshop will be used to determine:

  • How to measure the resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events.
  • How to set targets for resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events
The CWA can be downloaded here:
“Guidelines for the assessment of resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events”

CWA on infrastructure resilience published


Fifth Newsletter online now

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This item features the important of infrastructure resilience during last floods in northern Europe, description of the five case studies and the online study to make roads, railways and flights safer.












FORESEE presented at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

FORESEE presented at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 454 341 Foreseeproject

On the 2nd September, FORESEE was invited to present the project activities at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva (Switzerland).

Concretely, discussions on inland transport and climate change are leaded by the “GE.3 Group of Experts on Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Inland Transport” that gathers representatives from more than 50 members States and the European Commission. Contributing to current work, different initiatives are invited to the meetings to offer new approaches, tools and/or methodologies on how climate change is impacting the planning and operation of transport.

Representing the consortium, prof Bryan Adey (ETH) joined the 21st session of GE.3 describing goals and future results of FORESEE. The interesting element of the EU project is the multimodal approach (both for railways and roads) that improves resilience of critical engineering assets (bridges, tunnels or logistics terminals) reducing magnitude and/or duration of natural and human-made catastrophes.

The presentation at UNECE represents an important milestone for the project in terms of dissemination at the very high international level in UNECE and confirming the importance of R&I to develop a more resilient transport infrastructure able to mitigate the impact of the climate change.

Further information about UNECE here.

SRG workshop on “Monitoring-based Decision Support for Resilient Transport Infrastructures”

SRG workshop on “Monitoring-based Decision Support for Resilient Transport Infrastructures” 611 283 Foreseeproject

On the 18th March, the FORESEE Stakeholders’ Reference Group organised the 3rd online workshop on “Monitoring-based Decision Support for Resilient Transport Infrastructures”.

As continuation of the work developed by the group of experts advising the FORESEE Project, discussions focussed on latest developments regarding monitoring technologies, data-driven models, as well as predictive, diagnostic and prognostic tools for strategic transport infrastructures (bridges, tunnels, slopes, etc).

A representative from the European Commission (DG MOVE) kicked the meeting describing the EU vision regarding climate change and resilient transport infrastructure that includes a strong policy and regulatory framework (Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy) to achieve 90% reduction of transport related emissions by 2050. The future FORESEE methodology will contribute to this ambitious goal providing road and railways infrastructure managers with a guideline to make transport assets more resilient promoting latest technologies to ensure quick recovery after extreme manmade and natural events.

The workshop continued with a keynote speech on the monitoring-based assessment of bridges to support maintenance and operation decisions. Technical presentations and discussions were split in two main sessions moderated by representatives from AISCAT and Fraunhofer Institute:

  • Assessment at the Component, System and Network level with presentations from Tecnalia, Telespazio UK and University of Edinburgh
  • Data-Driven Decision Support Tools with presentations from ETH Zurich, RINA Consulting and Tecnalia

A final roundtable moderated by Jesús Rodríguez (SRG chairman) gathered different transport infrastructure stakeholders (roads/highways/railways). Discussions combined exchange of good practices knowledge from public authorities and private sector perspectives on monitoring technologies, data-driven models, as well as predictive diagnostic and prognostic tools for bridges, tunnels, slopes, etc. In this sense, the SRG has proved to be a perfect platform and active group to network, share and engage with more than 190 professionals from 78 organisations in the transport infrastructure sector.

Should you want to join the SRG and get the presentations of the workshop, please contact Jesús Rodríguez.

SRG discussions on “Measuring the resilience of, and prioritizing interventions for, road transport systems in practice”

SRG discussions on “Measuring the resilience of, and prioritizing interventions for, road transport systems in practice” 150 150 Foreseeproject

On the 21th January, more than 50 participants joined the 4th webinar of the FORESEE Stakeholders Reference Group with presentations from ETH Zurich, Autostrade per l’Italia and Cemosa.

SRG Chairman Jesús Rodríguez conducted the discussions under the topic “Measuring the resilience of, and prioritizing interventions for, road transport systems in practice”. The meeting is following-up the conclusions of the last webinar (18-06-2020) when the algorithms to determine optimal restoration and risk reduction intervention programs were presented.

FORESEE aims at developing a solution to be implemented in real scenarios. In this case, the highway A16 in Italy was the case study where technical presentations focussed. Concretely, participants discussed deployment of the algorithms through two methodologies able to support infrastructure managers in deciding on the prioritization of interventions in real-world practical situations (i.e. with various degrees of accuracy required, time-frames at disposition, expertise, and information available).

The presentations covered the following elements:

  • Methodology to define the transport system to be investigated, to measure the service provided and the resilience, and to set resilience targets, and
  • Methodology to prioritize resilience enhancing interventions, taking into account current and target values of resilience indicators


FORESEE will organize the 3rd online SRG workshop on Monitoring-based Decision Support for Resilient Transport Infrastructures next 18th March 2021.

For further information, please contact Jesús Rodríguez.


FORESEE starts the pre-standarization route on transport infrastructure resilience

FORESEE starts the pre-standarization route on transport infrastructure resilience 703 468 Foreseeproject

The kick-off meeting of the new CEN Workshop “Assessment of the resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events” took place on the 14th of January.

An important milestone of the FORESEE Project will be to pioneer the pre-standardisation route in the field of transport infrastructure resilience. Concretely, a group of experts from public administration, private sector, research and standardisation bodies will work together during the coming months to develop a specific methodology through the CEN Workshop and working hand in hand with the EU H2020 research project FORESEE.

The first meeting served to introduce the working procedure, initial and to appoint its governance including a Chairman (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and a Secretariat (UNE, Spain). It approved the project “Guidelines for the assessment of resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events”, which will provide a guide to determine, firstly, how to measure the resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events and, secondly, how to set targets for resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events both natural (i.e. floodings, heavy snowfalls, earthquakes) and manmade (i.e. accidents or terrorism).

For further information about the CEN Workshop, please contact Aitor Aragón: [email protected]

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