All-Hazard Guide for Transport Infrastructure


About the Project

Motivation, objectives, target groups and expected results of the project

Abstract

The project AllTraIn aims to develop a comprehensive and structured all-hazard guide for critical transport infrastructures in Europe. The final guide enables owners and operators of transport networks to identify, on the one hand, the relevant threats for his infrastructure and, on the other hand, the types of infrastructures in his network which are susceptible to a specific threat. This approach supports the prevention and preparedness of critical infrastructure by stimulating and supporting risk assessment and developing methodologies for the protection of critical infrastructure.

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Motivation

The transport network in Europe is probably one of the most important systems for our economy and society. Trans-national transport routes and the connecting hubs play a vital role in goods traffic and the supply of the population. Critical road infrastructures can have a bottle-neck function. Any disturbance to these structures could lead to negative consequences for the population and economy as a whole.

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Objectives

Identification of all relevant threats for transport infrastructures
Determine criteria for the identification of important transport infrastructures in Europe, based on common aspects
Develop a qualitative assessment procedure of different transport infrastructure with respect to a set of different threats
Conceptualization of a comprehensive and structured all-hazard guide for critical transport infrastructures in Europe.

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Expected Results

By employing an all-hazard approach, the project AllTraIn identifies all relevant hazards for transport infrastructures in Europe. Intentional and unintentional man-made hazards as well as natural hazards are taken into account and compiled into a “All-Hazard Guide”. The output is a guide for owners and operators of transport infrastructures in Europe, which enables the identification and assessment of the relevant threats for specific critical infrastructure.

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Target groups

Public/private owners/operators of road/rail infrastructures and transport hubs in Europe
Authorities responsible for the implementation of the regulatory framework for safety/security of transport infrastructures
Scientific community, dealing with risk assessment for transport infrastructure

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Work Package Structure

The project AllTraIn is divided into seven phases or work packages.

State Of The Art

State Of The Art

Analysis of the state of the art of transport safety and security research
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  • Progress 100%
Threats

Threats

Identification and compilation of all possible threats which might affect the availability of transport infrastructure in Europe
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  • Progress 100%
Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Development of criteria for the identification of important transport infrastructure associated to threat vulnerability.
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  • Progress 100%
Approach for Assessment

Approach for Assessment

Development of a methodical approach for the assessment of threats and infrastructures
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  • Progress 100%
All-Hazard Guide

All-Hazard Guide

Preparation and elaboration of an all-hazard guide for transport infrastructure
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  • Progress 100%
Demonstration and Validation

Demonstration and Validation

Application of the Guide on selected examples in different countries to give feedback to the developed Guide
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  • Progress 100%
Monitoring and Dissemination

Monitoring and Dissemination

  • Progress 100%