3.44 - SUSPENSE - Sustainable built environment under natural hazards and extreme events

Project Description

Natural hazards have long been responsible for a large number of fatalities and disruptions in a society causing high economic costs. Earthquakes, tornados, and flooding rank as the most costly events. Recently, the progressive effects of human-induced climate change are slowly but steadily generating increased costs to society that will continue to increase throughout the XXI century. Two additional short-term anthropogenic threats at the global scale, terrorism and increased regional conflicts characterized by high fatalities and systematic destruction of the built environment add to the previous hazards. Dealing with these hazards and their consequences is today the primary challenge of our globalized world. The primary aim of SUSPENSE is to address this challenge that may compromise the future of mankind and constitutes a major global and EU priority. Recognizing the very wide scope addressed by the project, the following four main focus areas of intervention are defined: sustainable exploitation of sea resources (SEAFACTORY), effective implementation of industrialized construction practices (INDUSTRIALIZED CONSTRUCTION), development of efficient solutions for aquatic ecosystems (SEA MONITORING AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES) and addressing the major problems of growing urbanization with intensive use of technology to improve the cities

Task 3 - Improvement of campus mobility supported on analysis of opportunistic data; Task 4 – Biking solutions for hilly cities

Research Team

University of Coimbra:

  • António Pais Antunes (leader)
  • Carlos Bento (leader)
  • Penousal Machado
  • Ana Bastos Silva
  • Anabela Ribeiro
  • PDL4-3, PDL4-4. PDL4-5.
Financial Support
  • SAICTPAC/0007/2015
Stage of progress
  • Concluded