The main objective of GRAM is to develop risk-based design procedures and risk management strategies relevant to NGI market areas:
- Build a strategy for risk management, defining gaps, focus areas, framework, terminology and similarities/differences
- Strengthen expertise on risk management at NGI, both in terms of developing the expertise of the existing risk team and increase the size of the team
- Develop knowledge and tools that can help our clients reduce damage to property and potential loss of life
Background and project description
GRAM is a Strategic Research Project initiated and run by NGI, through the annual basic research funding that NGI recieves from The Norwegian Research Council.
The Strategic Programme GeoRisk Assessment and Management (GRAM) will focus on one of the priority research themes identified in "NGI's R&D Plan 2012-2016", with the aim of developing knowledge and tools that would help our clients in reducing material damage and potential loss of life. Another aim of GRAM is to develop the competence of NGI's staff in quantitative risk assessment, risk management and explicit consideration of uncertainties in the solution of technical problems. The GRAM project will build on the NGI experience in ICG, many internal and external consulting and R&D projects, EU-projects like SafeLand and MATRIX.
The main objective of GRAM is to develop risk-based design procedures and risk management strategies relevant to the NGI market areas. This means that GRAM will:
- Build a strategy for risk management within the NGI market areas. This includes defining gaps, focus areas, framework, terminology and similarities/differences between risk management between the market areas
- Strengthen expertise on risk management at NGI, both in terms of developing the expertise of the existing risk team and increase the size of the teams
- Develop knowledge and tools that can help our clients reduce damage to property and potential loss of life.
Based on this, the project has set four secondary objectives:
- Interdisciplinary competence: Build skills and develop a common risk management thinking in all NGI market areas. This objective will primarily be achieved through project work, internal seminars and course participation. During the lifetime of the project, the number of employees at NGI working with risk management should be increased to 10-12 people, and the project will help to facilitate a separate Georisk section in NGI.
- Academic networking nationally and internationally: NGI will in many cases not cover all the expertise risk management clients need. GRAM aims to strengthen partnerships that will enable NGI, as part of a consortium, to more effectively deliver the right products in the market. GRAM will submit minimum two applications to national and two applications to international research programs during the project period together with external partners.
- Application / testing of methods within and across market areas: To reach this objective, the key is to develop close links with clients to strengthen relationships and ensure relevance of solutions developed in GRAM. This should result in at least two externally funded projects within each of the NGI market areas during the project period or within one year after the GRAM is completed.
- When seen necessary, develop innovative / new methods. GRAM aims to publish minimum 15 articles to reputable conferences and professional journals with peer review during the project period.
GRAM is organized into 8 scientific sub-projects and activities. See Sub-Projects tab on the top banner.