Probability, Uncertainty and Risk in the Environment (PURE)
What is Probability, Uncertainty and Risk in the Environment (PURE)?
PURE has two elements: the PURE Network and the PURE Programme:
The PURE Network is a research and knowledge exchange network, which will run for four years (2011-2015) to stimulate good practice guidance and the standardisation of the assessment and quantification of uncertainty and risk across natural hazards science. The network will achieve this by bringing together researchers, industrialists and policy-makers through collaborative working and knowledge exchange. The network will help to shape the direction of future research and provide valuable information to practitioners in environmental risk management.
The network is hosted on the Technology Strategy Board's Connect-me platform which is open to all to join.
The PURE Programme is a four year research programme which will run from 2012 until 2016. The aim of the programme is to improve the assessment and quantification of uncertainty and risk in natural hazards by developing new methods and demonstrating their applicability to enhance the uptake of natural hazards science.
A consortium group will deliver the programme and will focus on the following priority hazards:
- Flooding hazards
- Multi-phase fluid flow hazards such as avalanches, landslides, rockslides and pyroclastic flows
- Earthquake hazards
- Hydro-meteorological non-flooding hazards such as storms, droughts and heatwaves.
Who will Benefit?
- Academia, industry and government will benefit hugely from the sharing of techniques and methods used to quantify risk and uncertainty in natural hazards science.
What will PURE achieve?
- Enhanced interaction between industry, academia, Government Departments and Research Councils.
- The opening up of new commercial opportunities for UK businesses in the financial services and insurance sectors.
- Good practice user guidance for flooding.
- A web-based Knowledge Portal which willact as a directory of research and data for users of research. The Knowledge Portal may also contain an experimental zone where techniques and knowledge can be shared.
- Good practice guidance and standardisation of uncertainty and risk assessment and quantification across the natural hazards community.
- Greater clarity and consensus about the most appropriate methods to quantify uncertainty and risk in natural hazards science.
- New and improved methods, tools and benchmarks for quantifying and assessing uncertainty and risk in natural hazards developed, accepted, disseminated and used.
- Improved assessment and quantification of uncertainty and risk in natural hazards science and also in other scientific areas.
- Improved communication of uncertainty and risk in natural hazards science increases public confidence in natural hazards information.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Start and End dates: 2011-2016
The homepage of the PURE Network is: https://ktn.innovateuk.org/web/pure/overview
The homepage of the PURE Programme is http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/pure/
Contact: Chris Franklin: firstname.lastname@example.org