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Progress FORESEE – D1.2: Guideline to set target levels of service and resilience for infrastructures
The functioning of society depends on the functioning of multi-modal transport infrastructure networks. These networks are designed and managed to be used to transport persons and goods in specific ways, e.g. within specific amounts of time, and with the probabilities of being hurt or injured being below specified thresholds. When extreme events occur, their ability to provide this service can be reduced. To counteract this, a network can be modified to be more resilient and to provide specified levels of service during and following the occurrence of extreme events. In order for managers to set these specified, i.e. target, levels of service and resilience during and following the occurrence of extreme events, it is useful to have a structured and consistent way to set them. The guideline you are now reading has been written to allow managers to do this, taking into consideration the fact that there are many different specific multi-modal transport infrastructure networks. These networks are embedded in many different physical and organisational environments and are managed by many different organisations. The guideline sets out the principles and basic steps to be used. It emphasises that setting target levels of service provided by, and the resilience of, multi-modal transport infrastructure requires a clear definition of the transport system and the way resilience and service is measured on it (see Deliverable D1.1). Once the method of measuring service and resilience is defined at an acceptable level of detail, the targets can be set either for service and resilience or for resilience indicators, both with and without cost-benefit analysis. The choice of target setting method depends on the specific problem to be addressed, the time frame at disposition, the expertise available, the availability of data, and how the level of service and resilience are measured. The steps proposed in the guideline, and the ways to set target levels of service and resilience, are explained using the same simple and understandable example as in Deliverable D1.1. The guideline has been used to develop targets for service and resilience for all measures developed in D1.1 for the six case studies in FORESEE. The final target levels of service and resilience for each case study will be made public by the end of the project. For clarity, the guideline does not provide generic lists of level of service or resilience targets. If the reader is interested in these, they are encouraged, after identifying their specific situation of interest, and determining how the level of service and resilience are to be measured, to consult the large and growing body of appropriate literature in these respective areas, including future FORESEE deliverables. “The authors of the report in particular and the members of the FORESEE project in general, would like to express our special gratitude to the members of the Stakeholder Reference Group (Appendix A) for their helpful contributions and suggestions on the contents of this document.” Show more
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769373 - Future proofing strategies FOr RESilient transport networks against Ectreme Events (EC)
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