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RASOR&DRIHM in support of the Disaster assessment of Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)

RASOR and DRIHM platform combine to support modelling of the impact caused by Hurricane Matthew in the western part of Haiti.
The DRIHM platform was able to simulate the wind pattern from the Hurricane using Hi-res WRF Meteorological modelling simulation. The WRF model was run, using Grid and super computing computational resources that are easily accessible through the DRIHM portal. Wind fields, served in standardized format (NETCDF-CF) are then easily imported into the RASOR platform that allows to compute the impact caused by the wind gusts. Exposure was extracted from the Copernicus activation products and further characterised in the RASOR platform to be used for Vulnerability assessment.
The impact was computed for the different hit sites in Haiti. RASOR also allows the user to transform categorical damage available from EO analysis (in this case provided by Copernicus EMS) into economica damage. This allowed the comparison between the “observed” and “modelled” damage in Haiti.
For the western part of Haiti the match between the model estimate and the one derived from observation stays within 20 percent. This is an indication that the DRIHM-RASOR modelling framework can provide with 3 days lead time a reasonable estimate of damage that can be used in a preparedness framework.

RASOR Community of Practice to be launched at UR 2016 (Venice 17 May 2016)

On 17th May 2016 the RASOR Community of Practice will be holding its first meeting.
The meeting will be held in Venice as an official Side Event of the Understanding Risk Forum 2016.

The event aims to bring together beta users and new users of the RASOR platform to share experiences on how the platform can be used free of charge by the global community for multi-hazard risk assessment and full-cycle risk management. This is the launch of a new community of practice aimed at sharing lessons learned and best practices in risk assessment. The event will showcase actual experience in RASOR use by ‘beta users’ who began using RASOR for risk assessment in fall 2015. Technical breakout sessions will be led by CNIGS, Deltares, the CIMA Foundation, DPC and INGV.

The RASOR Project has set aside funding to support participation of key users presenting at the event.


Rasor Platform@UNISDR Science and Technology Conference

The RASOR platform was presented during the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference aimed to create the Science and Technology Partnership and the Science and Technology Road Map for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

More than 800 scientists, policy makers, practitioners and members of the private sector and civil society from all over the world met in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27 to 29 January, to promote and support the availability and application of science and technology to decision-making in disaster risk reduction.
The RASOR platform concepts were shown during the session: “Use of Science, Technology and Innovation Tool, Methods and Standards to Support the Implementation and Reporting of Sendai Framework”, in response to one of the four priorities of the Sendai Frameworks: “Disaster risk management needs to be based on an understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions of vulnerability, capacity, exposure of persons and assets, hazard characteristics and the environment”.

In this context, the use of multi-hazard risk analysis tools such as RASOR, can greatly improve the understanding disaster risk and build the foundations to implement risk reduction and resilience-oriented policies.