Resilience Engineering

Providing support in the prevention, detection, response and recovery from natural disasters, man-made events, global changes and technological threats

resilience-engineering-rinaIn the last decade, resilience has emerged as a concept for better understanding the performance of systems, especially their behavior during and after the occurrence of disturbances, e.g. unexpected natural hazards or technical failures. From an operational point of view, a resilient approach can be defined as the ability of a system to withstand an unexpected harmful change or a disruptive event by reducing the initial negative impacts, by adapting itself to them and by recovering from them in a timely and cost-effective way.

In order to tackle emerging technological, environmental, geopolitical, economic risks, RINA is able to help Clients in preventing, promptly detecting, timely responding to and cost-effectively recovering from disruptions, such as those caused by man-made events, global changes and natural disasters by increasing the resilience of their strategic and critical assets, within a systemic approach across various levels (from strategic to operational) and phases of the asset life-cycle (from planning, to design, up to operation and maintenance).

Spanning from the design of technological solutions to the development of policy and user’s recommendations, moving through hazards identification, risk and vulnerability assessment, up to the definition of assets protection strategies, we embrace our engineering capabilities to support private companies, public bodies and governmental institutions ensuring operational efficiency and business as well as service continuity.

Resilience Engineering Service

resilience-egineering-serviceThe service is delivered via the design, implementation and deployment of Resilience Plans (RPs) whose key features are the following.

Therefore, the Resilience Plans (RPs) can assist the client in:

Resilience Engineering benefits

The main benefits the Client can gain are:


resilience-engineering-servicesThanks to a multidisciplinary team and cross-sectorial approach, building on solid, established and widely recognised foundations and expertise RINA can support the Clients in defining, developing, applying and making operational resilient principles, no matter of the type of risk they are experiencing and of the sector of application. As such RINA provides in unique interface a complete technical advisor service on Resilience.

In the area of Resilience Engineering, two main application areas have been identified as strategic for us, due to market evidence and company expertise: Critical Infrastructure Resilience (e.g. Energy, Transport, Water, Health, Finance, Information and Communication Critical Infrastructure) and Disaster Resilience (e.g. man-made events such as sabotage, intentional and unintentional attacks, etc. and natural events such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, wildfires, heavy precipitation, windstorms, etc.).

A Critical Infrastructure is an asset or system essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions. Damage to Critical Infrastructure, their destruction or disruption by natural disasters, terrorism, criminal activity or malicious behaviour, has a significant negative impact on the security and the well-being of people. Critical Infrastructure are independent and interconnected by nature therefore providing resilience engineering services means not only to secure the specific infrastructure in scope but also to understand and estimate the potential cascading effects induced by the loss of functionalities of one infrastructure on the others. In this area, RINA provides integrated services that are spanning from prevention to mitigation, following a risk management cycle, across the various phases of the lifecycle of an infrastructure (from design to emergency operations).
Disaster Resilience is the degree to which individuals, communities, public and private organizations are able to organize themselves to learn from past disasters (hazards, shocks or stresses) and reduce their risks to future ones, protecting long-term prospects for development at international, national and local levels. RINA is strengthening its capabilities to strategically prevent, promptly detect, strongly respond and effectively mitigate all hazards with a coherent approach across various levels (from on-site to remote) and phases (from prevention to recovery). This is provided in combination with bespoke services to support civil authorities in their decision-making process, as well as training activities in planning their response to crises (e.g. accidents, natural disasters and acts of terrorism).


Case study

Risk Assessment and Resilience Analysis of Critical Infrastructures for AFAD

A better localization and quantification of natural risks on the Turkish territory