Risk and resilience: The concept of SmartResilience and its application on energy infrastructure in Finland

A. Jovanovic, Pertti Auerkari

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    Abstract

    The paper highlights the practical aspects of new EU project SmartResilience and its application in Finland. The basic idea of the project is that modern critical infrastructures are becoming increasingly "smarter" (e.g. cities). Making the infrastructures "smarter" usually means making them smarter in normal operation and use, but it has to be checked if these smart critical infrastructures (SCIs) will behave equally "smartly" and be "smartly resilient" also when exposed to extreme threats, such as extreme weather disasters or, e.g., terrorist attacks. Similarly, the question is, if making existing infrastructure "smarter" is achieved by making it more complex, would it also make it more vulnerable? Would this affect resilience of an SCI as its ability to anticipate, prepare for, adapt and withstand, respond to, and recover? These questions are tackled by the project, which plans answer these questions in several steps: by (#1) identifying existing indicators suitable for assessing resilience of SCIs; (#2) identifying new "smart" resilience indicators (RIs) - including those from Big Data; (#3) developing a new advanced resilience assessment methodology based on smart RIs ("resilience indicators cube", including the resilience matrix); (#4) developing the interactive "SCI Dashboard" tool; and (#5) applying the methodology/tools in eight case studies, integrated under one virtual, smart-city-like, European case study. One of these case studies will take place in Finland, dealing with modern systems of energy supply.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBaltica X
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants
    EditorsPertti Auerkari
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8436-9, 978-951-38-8435-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventBALTICA X - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants - Cruise, Helsinki-Stockholm, Finland
    Duration: 7 Jun 20169 Jun 2016

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology
    Volume261

    Conference

    ConferenceBALTICA X - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants
    Abbreviated titleBaltica X
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki-Stockholm
    Period7/06/169/06/16

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    Jovanovic, A., & Auerkari, P. (2016). Risk and resilience: The concept of SmartResilience and its application on energy infrastructure in Finland. In P. Auerkari (Ed.), Baltica X: International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, Vol.. 261 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2016/T261.pdf