Nuvap partner of the RAFAEL Project

Research

System for Risk Analysis and Forecast for critical Infrastructure in the ApenninEs dorsaL Regions

In the last 4 years Nuvap took part in the RAFAEL project, focused on risk analysis and prediction of the impact of events on critical infrastructure in the Apennines dorsal regions.

Within the project launched in 2018, static, sismic and environmental analysis and monitoring tools were developed and integrated into the existing CIPCAast (Critical Infrastructure Protection risk analysis and forecast) platform.

CIPCAast is an advanced DSS (Decision Support System) for predicting the impact of natural or man-made events on Critical Infrastructures (CI).

CIPCAast can generate synthetic scenarios (earthquakes, intense rainfall, terrorist or artifacts) and assess perturbations induced by such scenarios through data produced by models or detected real time by monitoring solutions. This Operational Risk Forecasting system is able to provide scenarios in the form of time maps, with details on:

  • the probability of occurrence of events and their intensity;
  • expected damage to critical infrastructures (IC) (eg telephone networks, ..) and the impact on services and the consequences on the population and on the industrial system.

The project involves 18 partners including research organizations, companies and universities. It is funded for 50% by the Ministry of Universities and Research.

THE CONTRIBUTION OF NUVAP

Nuvap developed the solution for monitoring outdoor air quality, based on a cloud platform that acquires data from multi-sensor devices. APIs enable the integration of environmental quality data in the CIPCAast application, allowing the development of customized features for emergency management.

Mandatory sensors involved 2 parameters:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2);
  • Radon Gas (Rn).

Carbon Dioxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless product of combustion. It’s considered one of the main gases that contribute to global warming causing climate change. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air and then can be inhaled in living environments. It is an extremely toxic substance. The World Health Organization (WHO) have classified radon as a known human carcinogen. It is the second greatest risk factor for lung cancer.

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