On the 14-15 November 2017, ESReDA (European Safety, Reliability & Data Association) in collaboration with the European Commission Joint Research Centre organized the 53rd ESReDA Seminar entitled Enhancing Safety: the Challenge of Foresight in Ispra, Italy.
The seminar offered a technical programme with four keynote speeches from:
‒ Fabiana Scapolo, European Commision Joint Reserach Centre, Belgium;
‒ Ana Afonso, European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy;
‒ Antonio d’Agostino, European Union Agency for Railways, Valenciennes, France;
‒ Lorenzo Fiamma, European Maritime Safety Agency, Lisbon, Portugal.
There were also 23 other presentations made by stakeholders from universities, research centres, industry, government service and safety authorities. They topics addressed were foresight related from various perspectives: safety, risk assessment, scenarios, resilience, horizon scanning, early warning signals, database management, whistle-blowers, knowledge management, big data, data visualisation, etc., and from various industries: nuclear, chemical, electricity, food, maritime, railroad and aviation. These presentations were grouped in nine sessions as follows:
‒ Transferring foresight approaches to the safety domain
‒ Foresight challenges in safety management
‒ Foresight and technology
‒ From risk analysis as input to foresight
‒ Tools and methodologies
‒ Foresight for safety management
‒ Early warning signs: Understanding threats through monitoring
‒ Learning from experience to improve foresight in safety
‒ From database management to foresight
There were 57 participants from 15 countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States).
The final proceedings of the 53rd ESReDA Seminar are available for download (click to download), in compliance with ESReDA politics of free dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge.
On the 30th – 31st May 2017, ESReDA (European Safety, Reliability & Data Association) in collaboration with Lithuanian Energy Institute and Vytautas Magnus University (Department of Mathematics and Statistics) organized the 52nd ESReDA Seminar on Critical Infrastructures: Enhancing Preparedness & Resilience for the security of citizens and services supply continuity (Kaunas, Lithuania). Read More “52nd ESReDA Seminar on Critical Infrastructures (May 30-31, Kaunas, Lithuania)”→
28 February 2018 – 1 March 2018 in Bonn (Germany) by VGB PowerTech
This biennial event is addressed to all experts of the conventional and nuclear division, to the experts of maintenance in power plants and service companies and to the independent inspectors and deputies of governments, who are concerned with new developments in the divisions maintenance, inspection and repair. This conference is to put up the current subjects in discussion and to cultivate the intensive exchange of experiences especially for the experts of maintenance in power plants. Read More “Conference “Maintenance in Power Plants 2018” with Technical Exhibition”→
The annual one-week Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars are organised to advance the methods for the safety and reliability analysis of complex systems and processes and to disseminate the newest achievements in the field. The subjects of the Seminars, different from year to year, are chosen by the Seminars Boards in an effort to dynamically represent the methodological advancements developed to meet the newly arising challenges in the field of safety and reliability. Read More “The 11th Summer Safety & Reliability Seminars (SSARS 2017)”→
The 51st ESReDA Seminar on Maintenance and Life Cycle Assessment of Structures and Industrial Systems was held on the 20th-21st October, 2016. It was the last seminar of ESReDA project group ROLCCOST “Reliability-based Life Cycle Cost Optimization of Structures and Infrastructures”. It was held in the Pascal Institute, Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France). There were 21 presentations of high scientific level and fruitful discussions among the experts in the field, along with technical visits in the Technical facilities at Sigma-Clermont and Civil Engineering experimental facilities at Polytech Clermont-Ferrand. The seminar has been attended by 35 experts and scientists coming from 7 European countries and 1 country out of Europe. Read More “51st ESReDA Seminar held in Clermont-Ferrand, France”→
In 2016, the Safety and Reliability Society will co-organise the European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2016 jointly with Strathclyde University and ESRA. The conference will be held on 25-29 September 2016 in the Conference Centre of the new Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) in the heart of Glasgow.
The Programme Committee will be led by Lesley Walls (Strathclyde), while the meeting will have three co-chairs – Terje Aven (ESRA), Richard Denning (SaRS) and Tim Bedford (Strathclyde).
The definition of Asset Management stated in by PAS 55:2008 is: Systematic and coordinated activities and practices through which an organization optimally and sustainably manages its assets and asset systems, their associated performance, risks and expenditures over their life cycles for the purpose of achieving its organizational strategic plan.
As a permanent and most senior member of the ESReDA Bureau of Directors (BoD), Henri Procaccia is viewed as something of a sage by association members. Given that Henri’s experience in reliability and risk assessment stretches over four decades, along with his personal involvement with EUReDATA since its inception in 1973, it’s not surprising that he has achieved elder statesman status. Read More “Henri Procaccia – Elder Statesman of ESReDA”→
International standards play a vital role in improving the quality of the products and services we use every day – from the safety of our railways, to the reliability of machinery and even the compatibility of our banking systems. But how do these standards come about? The answer lies in the collaborative work of experts across Europe. Together, they are striving to create practical tools to tackle global challenges including health, safety, security and climate change. Read More “Raising standards: ESReDA experts at work”→