Integrated European Industrial Risk Reduction System


2008 to 2012


IRIS was a big European R+D project with more than 40 participants and more than 300 scientists from 17 different countries including China, Japan, India, Russia and US. The project was focused on risk assessment and risk management in 5 different industrial branches:

Branch of IndustryNuclear PowerChemical IndustryCivil EngineeringMinigConventional Energy
Research TopicNatural hazardsSerious accidentsWorker´s safetyPollution and ecological desastersStructural health monitoring and fatigue

Wölfel participated in the branches nuclear, chemical industry and energy. The last mentioned work package was coordinated by Wölfel.

Consortium (Selection)

  • Electricite de France, EDF, Frankreich
  • Dow Chemical; Deutschland
  • KGHM Cuprum sp.z o.o. CBR, Polen
  • RWE Power AG, Deutschland
  • Commissariat à L’Energie Atomique, CEA, Frankreich
  • Commission of the European Communities – Directorate General Joint Research Centre, Italien
  • Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, INRIA, Frankreich
  • Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Griechenland
  • Galleria di Base del Brennero – Brenner Basistunnel BBT SE, Italien
  • Risk Engineering Ltd, Bulgarien
  • Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Praze, Tschechien
  • Disaster Management Directorate of Tolna County, Ungarn
  • Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, BAM, Deutschland
  • University of Sheffield, Großbritannien
  • Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spanien
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Deutschland
  • CKTI-Vibroseism Co. Ltd, Russland
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, BARC, Indien
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mechanics, China
  • Vienna Consulting Engineers Holding GmbH, VCE, Österreich

Funding details

European Community, Grant agreement no.:   CP-IP 213968-2,
Seventh Framework Programme, Theme 4: NMP -2007-LARGE-1