System Vulnerability and Hazard identification within the initiative RAIN refer to identifying and analysing the extreme weather events and defining the intensity thresholds and regional differences in vulnerability and climate. The partnership also focuses on assessing the present state-of-the-art forecast systems for extreme weather and their characteristics to address and estimate their predictive skill. Last but not least, the frequency of weather hazards throughout Europe is critical for both the present and future climate.
For example, social and policymakers need a better understanding of how land transport infrastructure, the road and rail transport modes, failures lead to societal vulnerability and insecurity.
Moreover, identifying potential risk on the Energy and Telecommunication infrastructure will be addressed through a comprehensive approach by analysing Failure Case Studies, protection methods adopted and how those failures have affected society.