Risks and Safety
The safety of people and goods and risk prevention are extremely important factors for human beings in particular, but also for the protection of society as a whole and the environment.
Risk assessment as a security measure
Risk identification, characterisation and management, from prevention to rehabilitation of the affected areas are necessary tasks to ensure the safety and functioning of today’s complex societies. In the current context, it is widely recognised that climate change results in a high number of risks and challenges with repercussions in the social, economic and environmental spheres.
The IC has developed relevant R&D activities in this area, especially in risk assessment and management of cultural heritage, building fires, assessment of the structural safety of buildings and bridges, as well as risk assessment in road tunnels.