FEHRL Scanning Tour 2016 to Japan and South Korea
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC , resilience refers to a system’s ability to anticipate, absorb and recover from a hazardous event in a timely and efficient manner. Ensuring that the infrastructure is resilient is of fundamental importance globally, particularly in the face of natural disasters, climatic challenges and security threats. Resilience also plays a key role in maximising the economic, social and environmental aspects of transport infrastructure and network operations.
In this context, the aims of the Scanning Tour to Japan and Korea in November 2016 are to:
Establish a dialogue in terms of the challenges that need to be faced if more resilient infrastructure is to be implemented
Establish mechanisms to share information and expériences
Identify practical applications
Explore opportunities for future collaboration
The desired outcome is an improved understanding of how roads and associated infrastructure in Japan and Korea are managed in terms of the provision and maintenance of a resilient network. This will be achieved through visits to research facilities and companies responsible for the management of the road network.
Participants in the Scanning Tour are from FEHRL, as well as its member institutes ARRB in Australia, BASt in Germany, NPRA in Norway and IFSTTAR and CEREMA in France.