RISE are conducting research within fire, risk and safety in underground structure, for example: tunnels, mines, caverns and garages.
Underground structures are becoming increasingly important in the societal infrastructure. Closed spaces and complex structure creates challanges. A fire under ground can have severe consequences. Our mission and the aim of our research, nationally and internationally, is to create the basis for safer underground structures in a variety of fields.
RISE has expertise knowledge that can help our customers finding solutions that are safe and cost effective, and that lead to socio-economic savings. Our long experience has made RISE world leading within the field and to a requested competence within the area of fire safety in underground structures.
All energy carriers entail various forms of hazards. New energy carriers such as CNG and hydrogen present special challenges for tunnels and other underground facilities, not least from a rescue service perspective.
Transfer of knowledge and experience between different actors and stakeholders within the society is an important part of our mission and we share our knowledge by active participation in networks we are responsible for and in different committees and reference groupsall over of the world. To make the underground structures of tomorrow safer by using innovative technologies, new methods and solutions, researchers, engineers, authorities and funders within the field of underground construction work closely together.
Since 2003 we have enabled meetings between the world experts within the field, by arranging and inviting to our conference ISTSS – International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security, where experiences and ideas can be exchanged and new research is presented.
Our expertise within the field
Our competence centres
Our publications in DiVA