Rapid Analysis and Spatialisation Of Risk (RASOR) 


General Information:

Author: CIMA Research Foundation

Year of publication: 2016

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Details: Multi-hazard risk analysis

Format of assessment: Web tool

Estimated costs for conducting: Open source

Estimated duration of assessment: Few days

To be carried out by whom: Multiple actors

Details: Government representatives (local authorities) and private individuals.

Institutional scale of use: Continental

Details: Community/local and regional

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: Local and regional decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Details: Tool allows assessment of past, current and future impacts on systems of interest which can be of any sector but have to be materialised via spatial information

Method used: Scenario mapping

Description of methodology: RASOR provides up-to-date hazard information across floods and geohazards, up-to-date exposure data from known sources and newly generated EO-based data, and characterised quantitatively their vulnerabilities. RASOR also adapts the newly developed 12m resolution Global TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to risk management applications, using it as a base layer to develop specific disaster scenarios. RASOR overlays archived and near real-time very high resolution optical and radar satellite data, combined with in situ data for both global and local applications. A scenario-driven query system allows users to project situations into the future and model multi-hazard risk both before and during an event

Risk framework used: Broad risk mapping according to different definition

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Cyclone (including tropical storm, hurricane and typhoon), Flood, Storm

Details: Multiple sources including satellite data

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: Users can define own scenarios

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Yes

Details: Cascading risk analysis

Adressing uncertainty: No

Details: No information

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks

Details: Assessment of risks, impacts and adaptation scenarios

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Both

Details: Physical damage, human losses, economic losses, losses of social cohesion, losses of biodiversity, losses of functionality

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): Yes


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Partly

Details: Adaptation scenarios can be modeled

Applied by whom: CIMA Research Foundation

Open access: Yes