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Italian node of the European
Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Centre!

EISAC is an international initiative aiming at establishing a collaborative, european-wide platform in the domain of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), for supporting Operators and Public Authorities in better protecting assets and in enhancing their resilience with respect to all hazards.

EISAC national centres are empowered by advanced technologies and are available to support with different services all players in the Critical Infrastructure management. results from a joint ENEA and INGV collaboration agreement established in 2018 in the frame of art.15 of the italian Law 241/1990. has been established as a resulting initiative of the european Association 2E!SAC (Association for improving vital infrastructure resilience in Europe).


CIPCast Integration Platform researchers have been working to set up a complex technological platform including different interoperable tools that enablle the monitoring, the analysis and the risk assessment of Critical Infrastructure.
This technological platform, referred to as CIPCast gathers and orchestrates different vertical tools and through a powerful, yet user-friendly WebGIS interface, allow end-users to query databases DBs and to run simulation for supporting what-if analysis and decision making processes
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RaiNews - Futuro24 (September 25, 2020)

Featuring an innovative approach for mapping and characterising earthquake-induced rubble in urbanized areas. recognised among the 24 best technological structures for UNDRR, ONU (May 13-17, 2019) has been included in the list of the 24 best technological structures for the management of emergencies from natural events by ONU Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR.
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Stress e shock da Covid (May 14, 2020)
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RaiNews - Futuro24 (November 9, 2018)

Risk assessment and monitoring of critical infrastructures: at the Casaccia Research Centre of ENEA many studies are focused on the improvement of the quality of life in our cities. The TV programme Futuro24 shows some cutting-edge projects, such as the CIPCast DSS Platform.

RADIO 24 - L'ALTRO PIANETA (January 12, 2019

Ambiente. La protezione delle infrastrutture strategiche da eventi meteo estremi, catastrofi ambientali per garantire i servizi essenziali ai cittadini.
Accordo ENEA-INGV, nasce in Italia il primo centro in Europa per la protezione delle infrastrutture strategiche.
Ospite: Vittorio Rosato (ENEA, coordinatore di EISAC Italia).


CIPCast: an innovative Decision Support System (DSS) and interoperable platform for the operational 24/7 monitoring of CI and for the prediction of physical and functional impacts induced by natural and man-made events on Critical Infrastrutures


CIPCast-OP is the operational version of CIPCast. CIPCast-OP has the functions of a Decision Support System allowing 24/7 operational risk analysis through the complex overlaying of risk maps (such as seismic, hydrogeological landslide etc.) geocoded data and information of the built and natural environments along with weather forecasts and now-casting. CIPCast-OP allows identifying possible multi-hazard event scenarios (for both real and simulated events). Considering and combining the hazardassessment with the assessment of the CI exposure and of the CI specific vulnerability to critical events, the areas and CI at greatest risk for induced damages and impacts are identified.


CIPCast-ES estimates earthquake-induced damages and impacts in natural and built areas. CIPCast-ES simulates the shake maps produced by an earthquake event, accounting for possible amplification effects due to site and geomorphology conditions. CIPCast-ES estimates the possible induced damages to buildings and Critical Infrastructure components as well as the resulting functional impacts (e.g. power and water outages, road bloackages, etc). CIPCast-ES can be used to simulate end-user defined seismic events whose characteristics could be directly defined by the end-user or selected from a the historical event and/or from a the seismogenetic fault databases included in CIPCast DB. CIPCast-ES can be run in what-if mode to support the effective planning of emergency and contingency management actions as well as to support the definition of risk mitigation policies. CIPCast-ES can be run after a real event to have a first estimate of the extent and severity of the induced damages and impacts. The estimated scenario is then constantly updated with sensor and crowd sourced data thus becoming a reliable representation of the induced damages and impacts to inform and support the allocation and prioritisation of the available resources towards a rapid and effective response. .


RecSIM allow assessing possible functional impacts on the electrical distribution system of urban and rural areas, accounting also for the possible functional dependencies with other critical infrastructures such as the telecommunication and road networks. RecSIM reproduces the expected dynamic of a service outage following the disruption of components of the electrical network and the actions performed at Control Room level to restore the service. All possible Control Room actions are analysed to select the best possible strategy to be adopted to restore the system by minimazing the consequences for the citizens and other end-users. RecSIM can be offered in combination to CIPCast or as a stand-alone application, enabling the estimate of impacts induced by end-user defined scenarios, either due to natural or human-induced crises events.


CIPCast DB is a GeoDatabase allowing the management and storing of large quantities of geospatial data obtained through GIS processing or from external sources including, among others, Open Data, field sensor data, third party or distributed repositories. The data can reside locally or in different remote servers, accessible through services compliant with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards, namely, Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Coverage Service (WCS), and Web Map Service (WMS).