University College Cork, MaREI
University College Cork is a leading educational center located in the south-west of Ireland with an extremely strong focus on research and innovation. The university was founded in 1845 and continuously ranks highly on the QS World University Rankings. BRIDGE SMS is being managed through MaREI. The SFI MaREI Centre is a cluster of key university and industrial partners dedicated to solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges related to marine renewable energy. The Centre delivers tailored technological solutions to companies through the delivery of its industry-led research programme, providing innovative solutions that reduce the time to market and reduce costs to a competitive level.
The project coordinator, Dr. McKeogh is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and has been involved in river engineering for over twenty years. Dr. McKeogh has managed over 15 EU funded RTD projects and a Marie Curie Host Fellowship in 2002. He was an evaluator for the entire Altener 1 programme 1993-1997 and provided input and recommendations to European Commission for the subsequent Altener 2 (1998-2002) which then became Intelligent Energy for Europe. Dr. McKeogh also provided input to the EU Green Paper ‘Towards a European Strategy for the Security of Energy Supply’ Nov 2000.
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering
The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. Ever since its foundation, the University has been continually growing and developing and now consists 29 faculties, three art academies and the Centre for Croatian Studies. With its comprehensive programmes and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students, the University is the strongest teaching institution in Croatia. It offers a wide range of academic degree courses leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the following fields: Arts, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Engineering, Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences. it is also a strongly research-oriented institution, contributing with over 50 percent to the total research output of the country.
The Faculty of Civil Engineering (UNIZAG) in Zagreb University is the largest civil engineering R&D institution in Croatia in terms of the number of employed researchers, publications, past and on-going research projects. Dr. Damir Bekic is an associate professor at the UNIZAG. He is a Senior River Engineer with in-depth experience in bridge scour inspections, scour risk assessments and flood management projects in Croatia and the region, and in UK and Ireland.
Cork County Council
Cork County Council (CCC) has a total of 12,438 km of roads under its charge, serving a population of approximately 400,000. As part of their portfolio, Cork County Council manage many regional roads and local roads which are often prone to flood or hydrology related damage. However, their budgets for maintenance and repair are often quite limited despite the fact that they host important infrastructure with significant consequences of damage. Bridge SMS would provide CCC support required to establish appropriate bridge management system which would serve their needs, lower the cost of the management and increase the efficiency of the management. This would be achieved through the transfer of knowledge and by providing CCC with a management tool (software) for their assets. CCC would use a developed tool and contribute Bridge SMS by providing valuable feedback on their experience of using the tool (software). This feedback would be part of an iterative process for the improvement of the developed software.
Given CCC’s vast and varied road network and need to maximize budgets, this makes it an ideal location for a pilot model. CCC are also experts in flood management and consequence assessments as well as being champions of early warning systems and analytics based risk of infrastructure assets.
Further information can be found at https://www.corkcoco.ie
ARCTIS was founded in late 2010, by its owner and director Hrvoje Solman. The company focuses on services and consulting in the field of Information Technology, specifically Business Applications and Internet of Things (IoT), Project Management, as well as a multidisciplinary field of Facility Management. With the tendency of progress, growth and development of the quality of the services offered solutions, and employee specialization, ARCTIS currently employs 5 people and a number of associates, with an annual turnover of approx. 100.000 €.
Since 2012, ARCTIS is also an authorized ARCHIBUS business partner, one of the leading global solutions for the Enterprise Asset Management. ARCTIS offers the following services to the end user: implementation of ARCHIBUS solution, per-user customization, maintenance and technical support, integration with the related systems as well as the development of the new applications and expansions of the ARCHIBUS system. In its activities, our team of highly qualified and experienced professionals covers all the needs for the development and implementation process, as well as the development of the electronic devices for monitoring and controlling assets (IoT).
ARCTIS has exemplary references and success stories in the largest companies within the telecommunication (T-HT), pharmaceutical (Merck Sharpe & Dohme / MSD), financial (Hypo Alpe Adria Bank, Heta Asset Resolution) and currently is also expanding in the infrastructure (BRIDGE SMS) sector. By investing in the continuous education and further development, ARCTIS strives to be and remain high-quality, and highly specialized in the areas of focus and interest of the company.
Further information can be found at https://www.arctis.hr/
Infraestructuras de Portugal
The Infraestructuras de Portugal (INFPO) is the project full partner. The Infraestructuras de Portugal are the new body that is charged with the management of all roads and rail in Portugal. They come from the large infrastructure point of view and will provide information and expertise on the rail sector. They will also be important as they can provide the experience and data for that region.
Portugal and Ireland are in the INTERREG Atlantic Zone along with Ireland and therefore they can be a strategic funding partner to Ireland for Atlantic Zone calls going forward (INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme).
Further information can be found at http://www.infraestruturasdeportugal.pt/