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Risk assessment for the road network in the French-Italian border region using web services


The EC Framework Programme 6 Integrated Project Open Architecture and Spatial Data Infrastructure for Risk Management (ORCHESTRA, http://www.eu-orchestra.org/) is concerned with the creation of an information technology architecture and associated web services for risk management. Its aim is to improve the interoperability of risk management data and software and influence international software standards (such as those provided by the Open Geospatial Consortium) in the context of the EC INSPIRE directive. In particular, multi-risk and cross-border issues are addressed since these are important within the European context. In order that the outcome of the project is useful in real-life risk management situations a number of pilot projects are being undertaken to test different aspects of the developed service networks. It is also expected that these pilots will also demonstrate the utility of the ORCHESTRA project to end users. This paper discusses the pilot project being undertaken by BRGM, JRC and Ordnance Survey with the collaboration of local partners in the French-Italian border region between Nice and Genoa. The basis of the project is the evaluation of risk to the road network and the impact of road network disruption by, for example: earthquakes, landslides, floods, fires and chemical spills. Road closures can have a dramatic impact on the economic, social and functional life of a region and these impacts can spread far from the site of the blockage and, even, across international borders. The region chosen for this pilot project is especially prone to hazardous events and also, due to the lack of redundancy in the road network within the region, disruption to a major route can have a large effect. This pilot will seek to create a distributed network of web services that will access hazard, route and traffic information held within databases based at the data providers.
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John Douglas, Jean-Jacques Serrano, Damien Coraboeuf, Olivier Bouc, Claire Arnal, et al.. Risk assessment for the road network in the French-Italian border region using web services. First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (a joint event of the 13th ECEE & 30th General Assembly of the ESC), Sep 2006, Geneve, Switzerland. Paper number 827. ⟨hal-00713978⟩


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