PLOTO - Deployment and Assessment of Predictive modelling, environmentally sustainable and emerging digital technologies and tools for improving the resilience of IWW against Climate change and other extremes

PLOTO aims at increasing the resilience of the Inland WaterWays (IWW) infrastructures and the connected land- infrastructures, thus
ensuring reliable network availability under unfavourable conditions, such as extreme weather, accidents and other kind of hazards.
Our main target is to combine downscaled climate change scenarios (applied to IWW infrastructures) with simulation tools and actual
data, so as to provide the relevant authorities and their operators with an integrated tool able to support more effective management
of their infrastructures at strategic and operational levels.

Towards this direction, PLOTO aims to:
- use high resolution modelling data for the determination and the assessment of the climatic risk of the selected transport
infrastructures and associated expected damages;
- use existing data from various sources with new types of sensor-generated data (computer vision) to feed the used simulator;
- utilize tailored weather forecasts (combining seamlessly all available data sources) for specific hot-spots, providing early warnings
with corresponding impact assessment in real time;
- develop improved multi-temporal, multi-sensor UAV- and satellite-based observations with robust spectral analysis, computer vision
and machine learning-based assessment for diverse transport infrastructures;
- design and implement an integrated Resilience Assessment Platform environment as an innovative planning tool that will permit a
quantitative resilience assessment through an end-to-end simulation environment, running “what-if” impact/risk/resilience
assessment scenarios. The effects of adaptation measures can be investigated by changing the hazard, exposure and vulnerability
input parameters;
- design and implement a Common Operational Picture, including an enhanced visualisation interface and an Incident Management

The PLOTO integrated platform and its tools will be validated in three case studies in Belgium, Romania and Hungary.