New project granted Software Reliability for Critical Infrastructures: Co-Development, Implementation and Wider Application of Solutions in Pilot Infrastructures such as Storm Surge Barriers

STORM_SAFE is a project funded by Interreg North Sea (European Regional Development Fund)
Arnd Hartmanns, Marcus Gerhold and Marieke Huisman will work together on this project, from January 2024 until December 2027.
Project summary:
Control software for critical water infrastructures must have a very low failure rate to protect us and our economies from disasters. Most operating control software of ageing infrastructure has been programmed decades ago. Software has a "lifetime", undergoing a process of decay as well as of transformation towards more innovative applications, and thus needs to be maintained to be operational. Overseeing these facts will result in malfunction, causing severe socio-economic damages. STORM_SAFE improves digital resilience and performance reliability of critical infrastructure of North-Sea water sector landmarks at all times, lowering the risk of operating system or hardware failure, and reducing dire consequences of fatalities and socio-economic damage. The upsurge of extreme storms highlights that climate-adaptive resilience through reliable software is paramount and urgent. STORM_SAFE will produce, test and pilot a comprehensive, yet modular strategy on how to check, improve and plan reliability of software in co-operation with the "real sites". The project pools knowledge from both universities and responsible authorities. A consequent co-design and co-implementation will be ensured between the innovation players and the infrastructure owners. Transnational cooperation in this innovative field of knowledge will boost territorial resilience and pools a wide range of entities for an EU-wide applicable strategy and joint pilot implementations and wider dissemination, application and replication.