News and events: A selection of updates from across the ITRC community

The ITRC community is active across a number of different research fields. To keep up-to-date with our most recent progress, as well as to see any recent or planned events, please check the News, Events and Prizes & Awards sections below.

NEWS

New interactive article illustrates urban planning models in action
New interactive article illustrates urban planning models in action

Researchers collaborating between the universities of Oxford and Newcastle have launched an interactive article to illustrate how their models can be used to evaluate development scenarios in the read more

Getting animated about the business impacts of extreme weather
Getting animated about the business impacts of extreme weather

Weather-related disasters are creating huge economic strain across the globe, with many businesses requiring climate risk calculations to help manage financial growth and prevent losses. ... read more

Lena Fuldauer awarded 1st prize in the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award
Lena Fuldauer awarded 1st prize in the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award

Congratulations to Lena Fuldauer (ITRC Researcher and PhD student at the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University) who has won 1st prize in the Allianz Climate Risk Research Awards. The ... read more

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) Fellowship Programme
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) Fellowship Programme

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is promoting the programme to further the coverage of fellowships within all CDRI member countries and ensure high-quality research ... read more

New ITRC webinar series marks milestone achievements
New ITRC webinar series marks milestone achievements

From September to November 2020, the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) held a series of webinars to show how its infrastructure systems modelling is helping to create ... read more

New report puts England’s Economic Heartland in pole position for transport decarbonisation by 2050
New report puts England’s Economic Heartland in pole position for transport decarbonisation by 2050

The transport system in central England can reach net zero emissions by 2050 according to a new study for England’s Economic Heartland (EEH), a sub-national transport body and strategic ... read more

EVENTS

Webinar Series 2020: Keynote Speakers
Webinar Series 2020: Keynote Speakers

ITRC’s webinar series introduced a large number of keynote speakers from across academia, the public and private sectors, who discussed a range of important points and issues. Their biographies ... read more

Webinar Series 2020
Webinar Series 2020

ITRC’s webinar series celebrated achievements and highlighted projects and collaborations as ITRC moved into its next phase with its National Infrastructure Systems Model (NISMOD) moving to a new read more

ITRC infrastructure analysis: OxCam Arc
ITRC infrastructure analysis: OxCam Arc

Evaluating impact of local, regional and national choices on sustainable future options ITRC launched a report on the use of infrastructure systems analysis to inform planning and design of the ... read more

DAFNI Launch
DAFNI Launch

We’re part of a revolution in our ability to monitor, simulate and visualise national infrastructure systems. New data capabilities will provide unprecedented opportunities to innovate, transform read more

ICCGov lecture series – disaster risk reduction
ICCGov lecture series – disaster risk reduction

A short video lecture on the costs of extreme weather and risk reduction strategies from Dr. Elco Koks. read more

PRIZES & AWARDS

Lena Fuldauer awarded 1st prize in the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award
Lena Fuldauer awarded 1st prize in the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award

Congratulations to Lena Fuldauer (ITRC Researcher and PhD student at the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University) who has won 1st prize in the Allianz Climate Risk Research Awards. The ... read more

Dr Raghav Pant Highly Commended in Oxford’s 2020 Vice-Chancellor Innovation Awards
Dr Raghav Pant Highly Commended in Oxford’s 2020 Vice-Chancellor Innovation Awards

Congratulations to Dr Raghav Pant (ITRC Researcher and Senior Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University) who has been Highly Commended in the Early Career category of ... read more

ITRC Consortium wins Infrastructure Award at the EG Tech Awards
ITRC Consortium wins Infrastructure Award at the EG Tech Awards

10 July 2019 Judges said the winner hit the brief on so many levels. From innovative infrastructure analysis to a focus on future needs as well as the present. The winner demonstrated a razor ... read more

ITRC researchers win Geospatial Hackathon
ITRC researchers win Geospatial Hackathon

ITRC modellers Will Usher, Simon Blainey, Modassar Chaudry and DAFNI software engineers win the Geospatial Hackathon hosted by the UK Cabinet’s Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA) read more

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Awards supports UK infrastructure planning
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Awards supports UK infrastructure planning

Our researchers have been working closely with UK government bodies to use models to help inform the government’s investment decisions, including through an EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account ... read more

A multi-­scale analysis of interdependent national infrastructure network criticalities, vulnerabilities and risks
A multi-­scale analysis of interdependent national infrastructure network criticalities, vulnerabilities and risks

In this award-winning paper, we calculate the criticality of individual assets by summing the direct and indirect customer disruptions that can occur in the event of failure. read more

UKCP09-derived probabilistic soil moisture for assessment of UK clay-related subsidence vulnerability
UKCP09-derived probabilistic soil moisture for assessment of UK clay-related subsidence vulnerability

Paper for Climatic Change, in press. read more

A deep decarbonization scenario of the UK energy system with demand-side options and renewable energy
A deep decarbonization scenario of the UK energy system with demand-side options and renewable energy

An analysis focused on electricity and gas demand and supply in Great Britain and compared with a reference scenario. read more

Characterising the vulnerability of future configurations of the UK electricity supply chain to climate-related hazards
Characterising the vulnerability of future configurations of the UK electricity supply chain to climate-related hazards

This paper demonstrates a spatial hierarchical network representation of the transmission and distribution infrastructure for the electricity system. read more

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