The Norwegian society is placing increasing demands on infrastructure, including transportation and harbor facilities. Existing facilities are becoming more critical as full capacity is being reached. If problems or disturbances to normal operation or in terruption of service arise, the overall consequences for society are increasingly onerous and costly. New construction is underway to help meet these demands. However, the existing infrastructure in Norway is also aging, requiring increasing resources to manage, operate and maintain it. Prolonging the life of the infrastructure saves valuable resources, but the measures taken to ensure longer life must also ensure safety for people and material value.
The instrumentation industry has had a rapid techno logy development in the past years, and the 'bits and pieces' of this available technology is now mature for the next phase of research: the integration of the available technology in system solutions appropriate for our civil and environmental infrastru cture projects. This research will encompass both the direct application of technology, as well as the methodology and strategy needed to fully realize the benefits the technology implementation can offer.
The focus of the project will include work on systems and solutions implementing both direct measurements as well as remote monitoring, and will emphasize research leading to immediate and important benefits for society such as early warning of potential hazards. The research results will provide t echnology and expertise for the target end-users, including governmental agencies and public authorities (e.g. Norwegian Road Authority, Police and fire departments), contractors and construction companies, private industry as well as private individuals.
SIP-NHD-Strategiske instituttprogram finansiert av NHD