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

Infrastructure centrally important to achieving the Paris Agreement and the SDGs
Infrastructure centrally important to achieving the Paris Agreement and the SDGs

Published ahead of COP26, this new report highlights the key role that infrastructure plays in delivering climate action and sustainable development. Developed through collaboration between ... read more

Dr Xi Hu on Sky News Daily Climate Show
Dr Xi Hu on Sky News Daily Climate Show

Dr Hu on Sky News Daily Climate Show to discuss the latest from the pre-COP26 youth event:  Greta Thunberg’s impact on the world and massive deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Check out read more

The WSJ and Dr Pant weigh in on the challenges of increasing flood risk
The WSJ and Dr Pant weigh in on the challenges of increasing flood risk

A recent Wall Street Journal video features Dr Raghav Pant.  Flooded Subways: Transit Systems Face Risks From Extreme Weather Transit systems from New York City to London and Zhengzhou, China, ... read more

DAFNI’s Official Launch:  Bridging the physical divide with digital
DAFNI’s Official Launch: Bridging the physical divide with digital

“Following 4 years of intensive development, we are excited to have this opportunity to formally release the production version of the DAFNI platform and invite all to really start to use ... read more

Dr Edward Oughton awarded Runner Up in prestigious Lloyd’s 2021 Science of Risk awards (Cyber category) 2021
Dr Edward Oughton awarded Runner Up in prestigious Lloyd’s 2021 Science of Risk awards (Cyber category) 2021

The prize was for Dr Oughton’s research quantifying the vulnerability of electricity networks from cyberattacks.  The prestigious Lloyd’s Science of Risk prizes are awarded to esteemed ... read more

Predicting infrastructure demand using satellite imagery and machine learning
Predicting infrastructure demand using satellite imagery and machine learning

A lack of available demand data can hinder infrastructure assessment.  To better identify the ‘digital divide’ in telecoms demand, it is possible to predict cell phone adoption and spending using 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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