The Memorial University’s Board of Regent approved establishment of the Centre for Risk, Integrity, and Safety Engineering (C-RISE) on February 2016. The centre is founded on achievements of the Safety and Risk Engineering Group (SREG) founded by Dr. Faisal Khan in 2002. Since its establishment, the centre has been supported by funding from Canada Foundation of Innovation (CFI), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Research and Development Corporation (RDC) of Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and a list of industrial partners including Vale, Lloyd’s Register, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and Husky Energy.
Scopes of risk management are increasing. As energy, mining, and transportation companies continue to seek new ways to manage risk, it has become even more imperative to have a firm understanding on how undesirable events occurs, what they may cause, and most important how to prevent, control or mitigate such events. At C-RISE, we seek to help the industry better understand the above questions. Research activities in C-RISE cover a wide range of conceptual, applied, and practical area related to safety and asset integrity throughout process/product lifecycle.
C-RISE currently has more than 40 members, which include academics, research engineers and graduate students. A primarily focus of our current research is on safety and integrity challenges faced by offshore oil and gas as well as mining industries operating in harsh and remote environments including the Arctic and Canadian North.