RAIN project ´s objective is to provide operational analysis to identify the impact of extreme weather conditions on the components of critical infrastructure and minimize their effects on the E. U´s infrastructure networks.
RAIN has focused on ground infrastructure, particularly on ancillary infrastructure networks to identify cascading events and associated infrastructure problems. A key aspect of the analysis is the impact of climate change on vulnerable and old infrastructure.
The robustness of existing transport and energy networks to face changing weather conditions has been carefully analyzed. The capacity of this plan to respond beyond the borders has been guaranteed by the multidisciplinary consortium. The Project group has experience in climatology, operational analysis, transport economy, analysis and mitigation, as well as design and evaluation.
The RAIN consortium partners are:
- THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN, TCD (Ireland).
- GAVIN AND DOHERTY GEOSOLUTIONS LTD (Gavin and Doherty, Ge Ireland).
- Istituto di Sociologia Internazionale di Gorizia I.S.I.G ISIG (Italy).
- HELLENBERG INTERNATIONAL OY HELLENBERG (Finland).
- TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT TU (Delft, Netherlands).
- APLICACIONES EN INFORMATICA AVANZADA SL (Spain).
- ILMATIETEEN LAITOS ILMATIETEEN LAITOS (Finland).
- European Severe Storms Laboratory e.V. ESSL (Germany).
- ZILINSKA UNIVERZITA V ZILINE UNIZA (Slovakia).
- ROUGHAN & O’DONOVAN LIMITED ROD (Ireland).
- UNION FENOSA DISTRIBUCION SA UFD (Spain).
- FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN FUB (Germany).
- PRAK PETER LEONARD PSJ (Netherlands).
- COMYOURIS (Belgium).
- DRAGADOS SA (Spain).
GRUPO AIA provided expert knowledge in electrical grids network and telecommunications infrastructure. It designed and developed an extreme weather risk assessment tool with an incident forecasting module of infrastructure network and elements.
The project was developed between 2014 and 2017.
Further information of the project:
slideshare.net (in English)
https://github.com/grupoaia/rain-fp7 (in English)
This Project has been funded by the Seventh Program of the European Union for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 608166
Further information of the Project click http://rain-project.eu