3rd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure
Prof. George Gazetas, chair of the ICONHIC conference, reflects on his visions for the role of ICONHIC in the post-pandemic era.
The session aspires to focus on advances in extra-terrestrial structural design covering different aspects such as: the environment (natural hazards), the structures, the employed materials, and potential applications (ISRU, robotics, construction)
CREATING A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER MEETING POINT
In a time of augmented need for interdisciplinary effort, ICONHIC2022 aims to bring together actors from different fields (engineers, insurers, cat modellers, policymakers, NGOs) in order to facilitate dialogue and shape an informed course of action towards the ever-increasing extreme natural events.
LEVERAGING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO MITIGATE NATURAL DISASTERS
In light of the rapid technological advances in the fields of Big Data, Machine Learning,
and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), ICONHIC2022 aims to highlight how this technology combined with engineering knowledge can become the decisive link in the action chain towards disaster relief, preparedness and reduction of economic losses due to natural hazards.
TACKLING THE PRESSING CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE
As extreme climate-related phenomena are becoming the new normal, ICONHIC2022 encourages discussions on the needs and gaps associated with the ambitious climate mitigation & adaptation targets set for infrastructure worldwide, highlights the impacts of climate variability, and brings innovative solutions to the forefront.
SHAPING URBAN SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS
As countries across the globe become increasingly urbanized, ICONHIC2022 targets the appropriate synergies for an in-depth discussion on the pathways to be followed for encouraging investments and informing management decisions towards sustainable urban environments.
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Operational Program “Attiki 2014-2020”