Project of European dimension: Resilience 2015
The main objective of the project is the advanced Critical Infrastructure (CI) research in the field of correlation and resilience assessment in a context of European significant CI sectors (and their subsystems) – energy, transport and information and communication technologies. Determining the correlation of selected Critical Infrastructures will allow identifying and determining which factors have a major impact on ensuring a minimum accessibility features within the specified Critical Infrastructure subsystems. Based on the determination of static and dynamic attributes it will eventually be possible to analyse and simulate the impact of interdependencies to increase the availability and resilience of selected functions supply. These issues will provide knowledge base for research into the synergistic effect and the domino effects and impacts on the dynamic correlation and resilience assessment of Critical Infrastructure. Fulfilling all the factors then enable the dynamic Critical Infrastructure resilience assessment within a defined territory; outcomes will determine the impacts. Another benefit is the objective selection of preventive measures to minimize the threats impacts to the selected Critical infrastructure sectors, in the field of safety, security and preparedness. Project outcomes will be the basis for the planning process optimization in relation to the procedures and actions dealing with crisis situations, and thus the emergency preparedness plans of Critical Infrastructure entities. Simultaneously, the project will be the basis for developing and implementing systems that allow time-dependent correlation level assessment and thus the integral resilience assessment. This will significantly enhance and complement the current state of knowledge and the possibility of the static resilience assessment in context of dynamic Critical Infrastructure resilience assessment.
Sub-objectives of the project were structured into the following 9 work packages:
- Selected European significant sectors of the national Critical Infrastructure correlation research.
- Synergic effect research of the critical infrastructure elements failure and their influence on impact in terms of effective detection and identification of possible threats in context of the situational overview.
- Research and development of methodological materials for dynamic Critical Infrastructure correlations assessment for analysis and modelling of interdependencies.
- Research and development of methodical work for dynamic Critical Infrastructure resilience assessment to meet the needs of increasing the Critical Infrastructure protection and resilience in terms of potential impacts on the system.
- Research, development and creation of methodical and mapping system for Critical Infrastructure element identification and designation in land transport subsector in relation to their correlations, domino and synergistic effects.
- Research, development and creation of maps for identification and designation of the Critical Infrastructure key elements in the electricity sector in the context of their correlations, domino and synergistic effects.
- Research, development and creation of maps for identification and designation of the key elements of information and communication infrastructures in the context of their correlation, domino and synergistic effects.
- Research and development of maps and software solution methods for vulnerabilities identification of Critical Infrastructures and their interfaces and proposals to enhance their resilience.
- Integration of results and methodical bases development for a comprehensive system of dynamic integral resilience assessment of critical infrastructure within a defined territory.
TPEB will be primarily responsible for the investigation of the above-mentioned issues related to energy CI.
The leader of the project is the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Department of Security Engineering (principal investigator Eng. Martin Hromada, PhD – Member of the Technology Platform „Energy Security“ managing board and his Research Team). The consortium further consists of the following partners – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Safety Engineering; Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering; Ministry of Defence CR- University of Defence, Faculty of Military Leadership; Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Interdisciplinary Studies; Transport Research Centre