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Infrastructure – weather and climate insights

UK infrastructure can be vulnerable to a range of natural hazards including flooding, ice and high temperatures. These potential threats need to be considered at all stages of the infrastructure lifecycle; from investment and planning decisions, through design and operation to decommissioning of assets.

Infrastructure Lifecycle

Delivering benefits at every stage of the infrastructure lifecycle:

Expert guidance for policies and regulations – helping policymakers such as government, industry and regulatory bodies, create policies and regulations informed by the best available weather and climate science. Guiding climate action, health and safety, and the future resilience of UK infrastructure.

Insight to assess financial viability – supporting initial scoping of infrastructure projects, with design options and site selection process, can enable strategic planners to develop detailed business cases that ensure long term viability and resilience of infrastructure assets.

Resilient design with minimal impact on its local environment – informing architects of weather and climate risk to shape asset design, ensure long-term resilience and minimise environmental impact.

Safe, efficient construction and operations -  insights to help project managers and contractors develop realistic plans, avoid delays, manage resources efficiently and improve safety on-site. Leading to time and cost savings across the whole project lifecycle.

Planning decommissioning and maintaining safety – expert weather and climate information to guide late-life asset planning, decommissioning project planning and long-term safety of remaining infrastructure.