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Project name SIM4Urban Sustainable and Integrated Management of utility
infrastructure for functional URBAN areas
Objective Objective 3.3
Priority Natural and cultural resources
Aim Central Europe shares a challenge triggered by urbanization where the utility infrastructure networks spread through
the functional urban areas without mutual coordination that results in their resource- and energy-inefficient
installation and operation.
The main objective of SIM4Urban is to make utility networks interoperable in planning, installation, documentation
and operation. It will lower the environmental impact in deploying and operating the infrastructures in permanently
changing conditions of physical configuration, dynamical end-users demand and energy prices.
Results The outputs are: (1) unified ontologies for utility networks spatial descriptions consistent with the INSPIRE directive,
(2) tools for on-line management of the infrastructure operation by exploiting the improved spatial description, (3)
pilot verifications of combined documenting and on-line infrastructure management, and (4) derived
recommendations for policy regulations improvement. Beneficiaries are space planning offices and utility companies
who will be more efficient, as well as SMEs and research institutions with opened space for new contributions.
The project develops tools for common approach to spatial modelling of different infrastructure and on-line
management derived by exploiting it. The tools are validated in four pilots of geographically spread CE cities. They
integrate expertises and practical experience of different CE parts regarding infrastructure operation as well as new
developments performed by the transnational consortium.
Key innovations are in applying ontologies for spatial data of different infrastructure harmonization and consistency
and in on-line infrastructure management schemes stemming from these improved data.
Transnational added value comes from speeding-up the learning process by combining contributions of cities,
utilities, companies and research centres broadly spread across the CE.
Cost 2,5 Ml euro
Duration 36 months
Partners involved Sirti; Gesp srl
Partners requested UTILITY, WATER utility
Expert in water and critical infrastructure management,
Regional authority devoted to manage and control critical infrastructure
Benefit
Innovation
Follow up of no
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