RASOR Project will be at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction at Sendai, Japan from March 14-18, 2015.
Within the conference events, RASOR will take part at the workshop: “Environmental Supercomputing and Disaster Risk Reduction” to be held at Tohoku University Room nÂș C106 on Sunday, March 15 from 09.00-12.00.

The initiative will support exchange of experiences, best practices and requirements across different disciplines and stakeholder groups. The foundations of the initiative are the experiences gained from numerous large-scape projects applying high performance computing (HPC), distributed computing, and big data approaches to different fields of environmental modeling such as hydrometeorology, seismology and hydrology. These R&D activities have repeatedly demonstrated the potential for major improvements in the accuracy, flexibility and speed the modeling and analysis results can be produced. However, experience has also highlighted the need for much tighter coupling between the researchers in different fields, organizations with operational responsibilities (e.g. in civil protection) and the policy level actors on the global, national and regional levels. Benefits of all of these new technical capabilities can be realized only if all stakeholders share a common, basic body of knowledge related tools, services and data resources – and the ways they can be combined in a coherent and efficient manner. Initial pilot activities are being launched, and an engagement process with a broad range of potential stakeholders is ongoing. As part of this engagement process, the CIMA Research Foundation, Italy, and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), Germany are inviting interested parties to join in to shape the initial vision, mission and approach in this workshop.

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

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Applications of the RASOR platform are presented at a side event of the WMO 15th Commission of Hydrology (http://meetings.wmo.int/CHy-15/SitePages/Session%20Information.aspx)