The RASOR Project will be present at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015 in a dedicated session to be held on April 16th on EO data application to natural hazards and risk studies. More than 30 contributions were received from more than seventy scientist world wide. The description of the session follows.
NH9.20 Application of remote sensing and Earth-observation data in natural hazard and risk studies
Conveners: Matthew Blackett, P. Webley , Robert Wright , Charley Hill-Butler , Roberto Rudari , Fifame Koudogbo , Alanna Leigh Simpson

The session will provide a forum for the dissemination of research into using new sensors and techniques for application to natural hazards. The research presented might focus on: the determination of vulnerable areas; the observation of possible precursory events and evaluation of potential predictive capabilities; the monitoring of a hazard event as it runs its course; the development of tools and platforms for assessment and validation of hazard models, or on the assessment of post-event damage. An additional application which has shown great utility in recent years has been the use of remotely detected data for hazard and risk assessments, decision support and emergency management. This opportunity for research dissemination is particularly timely as the European Commission recently funded a Research project RASOR (Rapid Analysis and Spatialisation of Risk) which focuses on integrating multi-hazard and risk analysis with the help of satellite data. Of these possible research themes, the use of different types of remote sensing (e.g. thermal, visual, radar, laser, and/or the fusion of these) might be considered, with an evaluation of their respective pros and cons. Evaluation of current sensors, data capabilities and algorithms will be welcomed, as will suggestions for future sensor considerations, algorithm developments and opportunities for emergency management agency buy-in.


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9 12, 2016

RASOR @CHy-15 – WMO, ASI-ISPRA-DPC side Event

  • December 9th, 2016

Applications of the RASOR platform are presented at a side event of the WMO 15th Commission of Hydrology (