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Work­shop SifoLIFE proj­ect SysKa on 13 Sep­tem­ber 2021 in Bo­chum

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Workshop on cascading effects © Mark Fleischhauer​/​TU Dort­mund
Work­shop to identify impacts and cascading ef­fects based on a damage scenario.

Since 01.07.2021, the IRPUD has been working together with the Municipal Crisis Management of the City of Bo­chum on a joint re­search proj­ect funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of SifoLIFE, a competition to demonstrate in­no­va­ti­ve, networked security solutions in practice.

The joint proj­ect “SysKa - In­te­gra­ti­on of Systemic Criticality in Disaster Management Planning” intends to help the City of Bo­chum to improve the way it deals with chain reactions that can occur when im­por­tant infrastructures fail. These so-called systemic cascade ef­fects of critical infrastructures require an orientation of decisions and actions according to which interventions, programmes, methods and measures are assessed as particularly effective in the context of re­search.

On 13.09.2021, two scenarios were intensively considered in a workshop with participants from the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity, the City of Bo­chum, the Stadtwerke (public utility company), BoGeStrA (public transport) and the rescue and aid services of the City of Bo­chum. These scenarios were a heavy rain event in combination with flooding, as in July 2021, and an area-wide power blackout of at least 4 days. Together, the participants identified possible impacts and con­se­quences across disciplines.

The results of the proj­ect will be incorporated into the disaster management plan and the master plan “Safety and Order” of the city of Bo­chum. The SysKa approach will also be integrated into the newly adopted Smart City concept, which also provides for the development of sustainable, resilient infrastructures in particular.


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Location & approach

The TU Dort­mund campus is located near the Dort­mund West interchange, where the A45 Sauerland line crosses the B1/A40 Ruhr expressway. The Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Cam­pus, the Dort­mund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Cam­pus. Coming from the A45, you can turn onto Stockumer Straße via Universitätsstraße. This in turn is connected to Baroper Straße, along which Cam­pus South extends. If you take the exit of the A-40, the route via Emil-Figge Straße, Marie-Curie Allee to Baroper Straße makes sense. If you turn from Baroper Straße into Au­gust-Schmidt Straße, you have the possibility to reach the parking lot directly behind the GB III.

The South Cam­pus is connected via Stockumerstraße by bus lines 440 and 449, which run every 10 minutes. Cam­pus South can be reached on foot from the Am Gardenkamp stop, and the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station is also located near the Eichlinghofen stop. The bus lines connect to the U42 light rail line at the Barop Parkhaus stop, which provides connections to the Dort­mund-Hombruch district and Dort­mund downtown. 

From Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen, the South Cam­pus is connected to the H-Bahn network via the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station. Line 1 runs here every 10 minutes, and the South Cam­pus is served by the Cam­pus Süd stop. 
A connection to Cam­pus North is also provided via the H-Bahn. Line 2 shuttles between Cam­pus North and Cam­pus South every 5 minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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