Centre of Excellence

Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis

Starting in April 2023, the Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis fosters research in the area of resilience in the natural and built environment. 

The Centre’s first research strand comes as part of the overarching UKRI programme ‘Building a Secure and Resilient World’ (BSRW)’, a 5-year programme which seeks to tap the UK’s research and innovation system to tackle large-scale, complex challenges for the UK.

The Centre is initially funded by a £4M grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), awarded in Spring 2023 to the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Scientific Computing to establish a national Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis, and moves DAFNI into its new phase.

Within the Centre, the many strands of research needed to create more resilient cities and societies are being brought together with the BSRW funding eight initial research projects, plus sandpit explorations.

The aim of this new Centre is to foster multi-disciplinary research and DAFNI, as the support high performance platform, will bring together research areas including engineering, data sciences, environmental science, health sciences and social sciences.

Outputs from the Centre are essential to provide researchers with the capacity to advise policy makers, , local councils and private companies with the analysis and scenario-planning vital to ensure the UK is prepared for the sudden impacts of extreme floods, water and food shortages, energy failures and other challenges.

Using the DAFNI computational platform, researchers in the Centre of Excellence will be able to collaborate online, scale research, integrate computational models, model workflows and deposit and share models and data with the infrastructure research community in the UK and further afield.

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