In April 2017, Caroline Evans, Senior Economist from the Australian Road Research Board was invited by the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) to present at the 2017 FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting (FIRM17) in Brussels, Belgium. This event comprised 100 transport infrastructure research experts from Europe (including the European Commission) and beyond. Read more about this event in the latest edition of FEHRL's FIRM Magazine.
Here, FEHRL's latest 2016 Scanning Tour report of Japan and South Korea was launched. Caroline Evans, Program Managed this Tour on Infrastructure Resilience using existing connections within the Asian region. She presented the findings of this Scanning Tour which provides insight into how roads and infrastructure are managed in terms of the provision and maintenance of a resilient network, innovative solutions for technology, and how to ensure the preparedness, robustness, recovery and adaptation of infrastructure in the face of extreme events. She also presented contributions to other FEHRL initiatives such the Horizon 2020 (H2020) FOX (Forever Open Infrastructure across (X) all transport modes), and her recent secondment to the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt Germany).
Caroline has also had involvement in other FEHRL projects such as the new updated Forever Open Road Resilient roadmap.
Further information on these projects can be obtained from the FEHRLwebsite.