From: Solar Storms: Building a business case to protect and prepare ground based infrastructure against geomagnetic storms, 30 April 2013, London, UK
29 April 2013 Power channel
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Terrorism and natural disasters might be at the forefront of the minds of policy makers and the global population, but a significant threat lurks over our heads: the sun. A massive solar storm, of a size last seen a century and a half ago, could easily leave hundreds of millions of people in the dark for days, weeks or even months.
This presentation will cover:
* Understanding the increase vulnerabilities of our infrastructure systems to risks posed by man-made and natural hazards
* Defining cascading risk to determine and develop reasonable responses.
* Interdependency issues
* Risk management strategies and means of assessment that may support a better understanding are introduced and reviewed
* Observing the potential impact of solar storms on transport systems,
particularly in view of their interdependency are made
Director, Risk Mechanics