Rasor Project: 2nd Newsletter online

The second newsletter with updates on RASOR Project – Rapid Analysis and Spatialisation Of Risk – is now available online, here.



DWH latest news

The new DWH mechanism will be finally in place starting from April 2015 and that the frozen requirements we collect at the time of the negotiation with the 2013 projects can be now reconsidered in the new budget envelop.

For further information on the DWH please visit the page



RASOR@Copernicus Emergency Projects Workshop

RASOR Project Coordinator Roberto Rudari and RASOR’s Project Manager Andrew Eddy participated to the Copernicus Emergency Projects Workshop. The workshop was co-organised by the REA and by DG Enterprise. REA implements part of the FP7 and H2020 Work Programme for Space on behalf of DG Enterprise and therefore manages and monitors the progress of Copernicus Emergency projects funded by the EU Framework
Programme for Research and Innovation. Find the Minutes of the Meeting as well as the presentation at:



8th Steering Committee in Barcelona

All RASOR parters Held the 8th Steering Committee in Barcelona at Altamira Information Premises for a 2-day long meeting. The focus was on analysing the Mock-up version of the platform for future development.

The discussion was fundamental in light of the 1st draft of the Platform to be released before the End-User Workshop to be held in May 2015 in Savona.



RASOR Sharp@Science & Technology

RASOR Coordinator – Roberto Rudari interviewed by Science & Technology speaks about how the RASOR Project brings together state-of-the-Art technologies to provide a comprehensive crisis management platform in a way that was not previously possible.

Read the article, here.



RASOR@Science & Technology

The first RASOR article has been published on Science & Technology. The article describes the project objectives and potential and comes right after the article of the European Commission on the potential offered by EO data and Sentinel missions specifically for Environmental and security applications. RASOR represents one of the flagship project from the Commission in the last Copernicus downstream Services Call.
Science & Technology is a leading scientific dissemination magazine that helps bridge the gap between the European Commission, EU funding agencies, governmental departments across Europe and the scientists and academics who are continually striving for success by providing exemplars of academic research across Europe, the European Union and individual nations covering Research & Development, Health and Environment & Sustainability, as well as featuring the key policy makers who can make a direct impact on the academic and scientific community. S&T is collaboration with the European Council and the European Science Foundation.
Read the article, here.


RASOR Project @EGU 2014

The RASOR Project Partner Altamira has participated to the EGU 2014 conference @ Vienna | Austria | 27 April – 02 May 2014 with an oral presentation linked to RASOR. Results of preliminary PSI analyses over Jakarta have been presented and discussed. As outlook, the RASOR project and its objectives has been presented. A positive feedback has been received from the audience with questions on the platform and project scheduling.

RASOR Project @ 4th workshop of the Global Flood Working Group

The 4th meeting of the Global Flood Working Group has been kindly hosted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, in Reading, United Kingdom, March 4-6, 2014.
RASOR Project has been presented showing the potential contribution that the project outcomes in support of the Global Flood partnership. The GFP is an informal network of scientists and practitioners from public, private and international organisations interested in global flood monitoring, modelling and forecasting.


The RASOR Project kicked off on December 12, 2013, in Brussels at REA Premises. All RASOR Partners took part to the KO that had two main objectives. Organize the work among partners in order to properly KO the project activities as wee as discuss with the REA Project Officer Mrs. Florence Beroud about project contents and organization.
A full day productive discussion was held identifying the role of RASOR project in the wider framework of Copernicus and synergies with other Copernicus funded projects were identified.