On 17th of September, the FORESEE Stakeholders Reference Group organised the first workshop at Telespazio in London under the tittle “Road and Railway networks’ resilience strengthening through satellite monitoring”.
Linear infrastructures and assets studied in isolation give an incomplete view of resilience for transport assets. Only when asset condition analysis is integrated with its environment, the full dynamics of the infrastructure come to life providing improvements for infrastructure resilience assessment. However, improvements can be achieved by using satellite technologies at regional scale with GIS based environmental assessments and at asset scale with Satellite Structural Health Monitoring (S-SHMTM).
Discussions leaded by Chairman Engineer Jesús Rodríguez animated the participation of around fifty stakeholders from the road and railways sectors covering three main topics:
- The global impact of almost 20 years of satellite derived monitoring data in the transport sector;
- FORESEE developments in satellite monitoring solutions and other latest developments addressing the needs and requests of end users being civil engineers, clients, contractors and surveyors to contribute towards the digital transformation of the industry to provide a continuous, dynamic and efficient monitoring system;
- Challenges faced when designing and implementing tools for resilient transport infrastructure, being considered in the Resilience Shift initiative.
The aim of the Stakeholders Reference Group is to channelize inputs from third parties which could benefit from the results of the project. In this sense, the dedicated discussion on satellite technologies proved to be a successful experience showing how innovation in form of satellite technologies can complement current transport management schemes to improve resilience in key engineering assets.