This Tyndall project aims to develop a new generation of system simulation models and methods to inform analysis, planning and design of national infrastructure in the energy, transport, water, waste and telecoms sectors.
The UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium will inform the analysis, planning and design of national infrastructure, through the development and demonstration of new decision support tools, and working with partners in government and industry.
The research will deal at a national scale with: Energy, Transport, Water, Waste, and Information and communication technologies (ICT) systems.
For these systems, the programme will: Develop new methods for analysing performance, risks and interdependencies. Provide a virtual environment in which to test strategies for long term investment understand how alternative strategies perform with respect to policy constraints such as: reliability and security of supply, cost, carbon emissions, and adaptability to demographic and climate change.
More info: http://www.itrc.org.uk/home/
Duration: January 2011 - December 2015