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RESilient transport InfraSTructure to extreme events (RESIST)


Extreme weather conditions, climate change, damages to the infrastructure (caused by natural and man-made hazards) and traffic impediments negatively impact the reliability of mobility solutions. Risk analysis, adaptation measures and strategies need to be developed that enable minimizing the impact of both natural and man-made extreme events on seamless transport operation.

The overall goal of RESIST is to increase the resilience of seamless transport operation to natural and man-made extreme events, protect the users of the European transport infrastructure and provide optimal information to the operators and users of the transport infrastructure. The project will address the impact of all types of extreme physical, natural and man-made incidents and cyber-attacks on bridges and tunnels. The RESIST technology will be deployed and validated at 2 pilots in real conditions and infrastructures.

In particular, RESIST will develop an integrated, interoperable and scalable safety/security platform to offer high levels of resilience in transport infrastructure and focus on three main levels:

  • increase the physical resilience of bridges/tunnels by robotic inspection and predictive analytics;
  • restoration of services/routes back to normal and ensuring of a continuous flow of passengers and freight across different modes of transport soon after an extreme event;
  • clear and effective communication of transport operators and users, emergency responders and the public to minimise the impact of the disruption on people and businesses.

The project outcomes will enable gathering, processing and disseminating information for alternative route planning. The result will be a speeding up of the communication in real time, a factor which contributes to the seamless transport operations. Strategies will be designed as follows:

  • preventive and predictive strategies for transport network resilience in terms of vulnerability and predictive analysis and risk assessment;
  • reactive strategies in terms of emergency secure communication and on-demand rapid and accurate structural damage inspection on critical transport structures after disaster.

Project information


Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece


Egnatia Odos AE (Greece)

Tecnositaf SPA (Italy)

Forum des Laboratoires Nationaux Europeens de Recherche Routiere (FEHRL) (Belgium)

European Dynamics Luxembourg SA (Luxembourg)

Fundacion Andaluza para el Desarrollo Aeroespacial (Spain)

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Technische Universitaet Graz (Austria)

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

Risa Sicherheitsanalysen Gmbh (Germany)

Mpairaktaris Kai Synergates-Grafeion Technikon Meleton Etaireia Periorismenis Efthynis (Greece)

Environmental Reliability and Risk Analysis (Greece)

Sphynx Technology Solutions AG (Switzerland)

Logisystems SPRL (Belgium)

Source of funding

Programme H2020-EU.3.4. - Societal Challenges - Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 28 2019   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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