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EWENT : Extreme weather impacts on European networks of transport

Description:

The goal of EWENT is to estimate and monetise the disruptive effects of extreme weather events on the operation and performance of the EU transportation system. The methodological approach is based on generic risk management framework that follows a standardised process starting from the identification of hazardous extreme weather phenomena, followed by impact assessment and concluded by mitigation and risk control measures.

In detail, the project will: 

• Identify and define the hazards on EU transportation systems caused by extreme weather phenomena and develop relevant scenarios.

• Estimate the probabilities of harmful scenarios caused by extreme weather

• Estimate the consequences of extreme weather events based on developed scenarios - first on EU transport infrastructure, then on operations and finally on supply chains and mobility. 

• Monetise the harmful consequences per transport mode both on infrastructure and operations (including mobility and supply chain impacts). 

• Evaluate measures and options for negative impact reduction, control and monitoring in short and long-term.

• Analysis of different management and policy options and strategies.

Project information

Lead
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI) LEVIÄKANGAS Pekka
Partners

German Aerospace Center (DLR), DE; Institute of Transport Economics (TÖI), NO; Foreca Consulting Ltd (Foreca) FI; Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) FI; Meteorological Service of Cyprus (CYMET) CY; Österreichische Wasserstraßen Gmbh (via donau) AT; European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL) DE; World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Source of funding
FP 7

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Keywords

Adaptation measures/responses, transport sector

Duration

2009/12/1-2012/5/31

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Storms

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Disaster Risk Reduction, Transport

Geographic characterization

Europe

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