Within Resilience Engineering, resilience is more precisely defined as "the intrinsic ability of a system or organization to adjust its functioning prior to, during, or following changes, disturbances, and opportunities so that it can sustain required operations under both expected and unexpected conditions" (Hollnagel, 2014).
With more than 10 years' experience in this area, SINTEF has a firm grasp on Resilience Engineering (RE). We are bringing resilience into practice by co-creating solutions with end-users, researchers and practitioners in different critical infrastructures (e.g. aviation, health care, railway and petroleum industry). Through experimentation, prototyping and innovation management, we propose methods and strategies to operationalize resilience in the design, operation and management of complex socio-technical systems.
We participate in projects addressing resilience, complexity and systems thinking.
Resilience Engineering team across SINTEF:
- Horizon 2020 Secure societies: DARWIN – Expecting the unexpected and knowing how to respond project (aviation, health care; 2015-2018; www.h2020darwin.eu)
- Single European Sky Air Traffic Management (ATM) Research Programme – SESAR: Resilience potential and early warnings for Air Traffic Management in case of system degradation through Enterprise Architecture
- Single European Sky Air Traffic Management (ATM) Research Programme – SESAR: Resilience Engineering and Design - Multiple Remote Towers (Multiple Remote Towers)
- FP7 SAFERA: Training for Operational Resilience Capabilities (TORC)
Projects addressing other forms of resilience:
- Horizon 2020 Secure Societies: STOP-IT - Strategic, Tactical, Operational Protection of water Infrastructure against cyber-physical Threats http://stop-it-project.eu/
- Horizon 2020 Secure Societies: SmartResilience http://www.smartresilience.eu-vri.eu/
- Concluding results from DARWIN project: Resilience Management Guidelines for Critical Infrastructures, Practical Solutions Addressing Expected and Unexpected Events
We actively particiate to the following associations:
- Resilience Engineering Association: http://www.resilience-engineering-association.org
- European Safety and Reliability Association ESRA – Technical committee on resilience engineering: http://www.esrahomepage.eu/home.aspxlan=230&tab=2789&itm=2809&pag=1652
- The Functional Resonance Analysis Method for modelling non-trivial socio-echnical systems: http://functionalresonance.com/index.html