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Institut Symlog de France (SYMLOG)

Risk Governance

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rue Saint-Jacques
75005
Paris
France
33140460029
poumadere@wanadoo.fr
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Contact person

Dr. Marc Poumadere (Program Director)

Field of Activity


4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Scenario development and decision support
» Rescue and relief services

7. SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES
» Human Sciences
» Social Sciences

Core competencies

Institut Symlog de France is a small private structure listed in the CNRS guide to independent research laboratories
in the social sciences. Founded in 1982, Symlog has since 1984 conducted research and intervention in the area of
technological and natural risks.
Symlog performs studies for large French and international institutions (e.g., French Ministries of Defense and
Environment, ADEME, IRSN, EdF, ANDRA, EC-DG10&12, OECD-NEA, US NAS-NRC, Sloane Foundation, Center of
Technology Assessment in Baden-Württemburg). Field studies include action research to improve safety culture in
nuclear and industrial installations, analysis of public communication in risk management, study of public risk
perceptions, evaluation of institutional risk regulation systems and governance. Methods include scenario
development and stakeholder workshop (participative assessment, analysis and decision), interviews (individual or
focus groups), content analysis, and surveys. Experience covers a wide range of issues: Human impact of military
robotized systems into Operations (DGA/ETAS) ; Impacts of sea level rise and coastal vulnerabilities (BRGM/ANR) ;
Safety exercises for industrial plants and road/rail tunnels (Ministry of Environment/Mines ParisTech) ;
Methodological support (French Nuclear Agency: ASN).
Marc Poumadère is the founding director of Institut Symlog. Former Associate Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure
de Cachan, he has directed doctoral thesis on security at both the organizational and societal levels. Poumadère
was named Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis in 2002 (sra.org).
Recent work published in: Risk Analysis ; Climatic Change ; Radioprotection.

H2020 Research Focus

  • CIP-01-2016-2017 Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of the combination of physical and cyber threats to the critical infrastructure of Europe.
  • SEC-01-DRS-2016 Integrated tools for response planning and scenario building
  • SEC-02-DRS-2016 Situational awareness systems to support civil protection preparation and operational decision making
  • SEC-06-FCT-2016 Developing a comprehensive approach to violent radicalization in the EU from early understanding to improving protection
  • SEC-07-FCT-2016-2017 Human Factor for the Prevention, Investigation, and Mitigation of criminal and terrorist acts
  • SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 Pan European Networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security

RTD Experience

 Project CoordinatorProject PartnerProject Acronyms
FP7/H2020-EnergyNEWLANCER ; ARCADIA ; EAGLE (DGTREN: Fission)
FP7/H2020-ENVNANOFATE
PACHELBEL
ORCHESTRA
PROSUITE
National Security Research ProjectsFor the French Nuclear Agency (ASN): Methodological support for
developping citizen security participation.
Other Security Research Projects French Ministry of Defense: Human impact of military
robotized systems into Operations


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2012-06-26 / 2016-03-30