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.