Security and safety of cross-border infrastructure


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Sergio OLIVERO1, Massimo MIGLIORINI1, Federico STIRANO1, Fabrizio CALANDRI1, Umberto FAVA2

1SiTI - Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l'Innovazione, Italy, Republic of; 2Lamoro - Langhe Monferrato Roero, Italy, Republic of

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Security and safety of cross-border infrastructure

  1. 1. PICRIT Project Security and safety of cross-border infrastructures Funded by Interreg-Alcotra Programme 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012Torino, 7 Febbraio 2011 1
  2. 2. The context “Cross-border strategic infrastructures” are terms used to describe assets located near two or more Countries’ boundaries, whose failure can result in major damage for all Countries involved with direct effects on the population.Examples of these infrastructures are: Electricity transmission and distribution networks; Distributed power plants based upon Renewable Energy Sources RES): photovoltaic, hydroelectric, geo-thermic, etc., seen as Virtual Power Plants (VPP). Gas&oil production, transport and distribution; Cross-border transport facilities (roads, railways, etc.). These infrastructures are becoming more and more vulnerable to a series of man-made and natural threats, that are capable of causing major short-term and medium-term catastrophic effects.Torino, 7 Febbraio 2011 2
  3. 3. PICRIT Project Objectives PICRIT project aims at developing a shared approach between Italy and France, concerning both risk prevention and mitigation, oriented to foster the cooperation between local emergency response and command control centres. An innovative approach for risk assessment of cross-border infrastructures was developed, simulating a complex infrastructural system in North Western Italy across the boundary between Italy and France. Strenghtening of local and national Workshop Control Centers Databases Best Practices Focus Group Analysis End-users driven approaches Decision-support tools CROSS-BORDER Territory Operational guidelines and Risk Assessment Methodologies decision-support tools for with high scalability and emergency and first-response replicability in other cross-border phases after catastrophic events. contexts 4 Pilot InfrastructuresTorino, 7 Febbraio 2011 3
  4. 4. Partners & Duration Partners:  Langhe Monferrato Roero (LAMORO) Development Agency, Italia  Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours des Alpes de Haute-Provence (SDIS), Francia  Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione (SITI), Italia Regione Piemonte is involved in PICRIT Project as Institutional Partner Duration: 2 years (January 2012 – December 2013)Torino, 7 Febbraio 2011 4
  5. 5. Territorial context PICRIT project activities are focused on the boundary areas between Regione Piemonte and Région PACA, in particular on: • Province of Torino • Province of Cuneo • Département des Alpes de Haute Provence 50 KmTorino, 7 Febbraio 2011 5
  6. 6. PICRIT methodology is structured on four main steps: 1 Cross-border infrastructures database 2 Cross-border threats analysis 3 Cross-border impacts analysis Risk Assessment and 4 operational capabilities enhancementTorino, 7 Febbraio 2011 6
  7. 7. 1 Cross-border infrastructures database ENERGY Classification of Infrastructures More than 2.500 analysed and geo- Wind Energy Plants referenced infrastructures. Hydroelectric Plants Bio-energy Plants TRANSPORTS Photovoltaic Geo-thermic Plants Plants Coal Plants Roads Mountain border posts Gas Plants Oil Plants Railways Nuclear Plants Oil pipes Energy transmission networks Gas PipesTorino, 7 Febbraio 2011 7
  8. 8. 1 Cross-border infrastructures database Data collection and processingInvolvemement of Bodiesand Authorities operatingin the field of cross-border infrastructure analysis and classification of management data sources Data collection and creation of (also with reference to European Directive INSPIRE) GIS cross-border databases (infrastructures, catastrophic events, data sources, etc.) Torino, 7 Febbraio 2011 8
  9. 9. 1 Cross-border infrastructures database Data sources analysis and classification Institutional sources: laws, regulations, directives, etc. Scientific sources: research projects, university studies, etc. Private sources: energy utilities, transport utilities, etc. Mass Media: internet, newspapers, television, etc.Torino, 7 Febbraio 2011 9
  10. 10. 1 Cross-border infrastructures database Examples of Data SourcesTorino, 7 Febbraio 2011 10
  11. 11. 2 Cross-border threats analysis NATURAL ANTHROPIC Avalanche Drought Extreme weather conditions Pipe breaking Industrial failure Dam failure Flood Debris flow & mud flow Earthquake Accidents Cross-border catastrophic events report: More than 17.000 analysed DATABASE events, with data sources mapping, concerning both Italian and French context. REPORT GIS MAPTorino, 7 Febbraio 2011 11
  12. 12. 3 Cross-border impacts analysis Analysis of European Simulation of Impact & Domino methods for impact Catastrophic events Effect assessment evaluationTorino, 7 Febbraio 2011 12
  13. 13. 4 Risk Assessment and operational capabilities enhancement Definition of integratedVulnerability Assessment of cross-border procedurescross-border infrastructures Focus: 4 Pilot Cross-border for emergency Infrastructures (PCI) management/response Control centers Catastrophic events strengthening simulationsTorino, 7 Febbraio 2011 13
  14. 14. Expected Results Transboundary, GIS-based infrastructure database platform, compatible with EU INSPIRE Directive approach. Strenghtened cooperation and synergies between French and Italian Civil Protection Control Centres, also through the creation of operational guidelines and decision-support tools for emergency and first-response phases after catastrophic events (including simulations and trials aimed at tuning innovative cross-border emergency procedures). Innovative risk analysis methodologies (with particular focus on catastrophic event consequences and chain-impacts) able to be applied in other European cross-border contexts. Enhanced European knowledge&awareness on cross-border infrastrures and civil protection systems, fostering the diffusion of best practices . Creation network of Italian&French Bodies, Authorities and private/public Stakeholders, open to the involvement of other Countries.Torino, 7 Febbraio 2011 14
  15. 15. Thank you for your attention Progetto PICRIT Dr. Sergio Olivero Head, Energy&Security Research Areas SiTI - Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione Via Pier Carlo Boggio, 61 10138 Torino - ITALY Tel +39 011 1975 1111 Email: www.siti.polito.itTorino, 7 Febbraio 2011 15