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RIESGOS Kickoff-Meeting

Veränderungsanalyse basierend auf Daten der Radarsatellitenmission Sentinel-1, aufgenommen vor (20.022015) und kurz nach (04.03.2015) dem Ausbruch des Vulkans Villarrica, Chile, am 03. März 2015. Blau: Verstärkung der Radarrückstreuung durch das Abschmelzen von Schnee und Eis; cyan: starke Erhöhung der Radarrückstreuung durch die Akkumulation vulkanischen Materials; magenta: Verringerung der Radarrückstreuung infolge der Akkumulation con Asche. Die Analyse erfolgte durch das DLR im Rahmen einer Aktivierung der Internationalen Charta „Space and Major Disasters“. Quelle: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Gruppenbild der RIESGOS-Partner beim Kickoff-Meeting im Earth Observation Center des DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen am 7. Dezember 2017. Quelle: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Hochwasserflächen, abgeleitet aus TerraSAR-X Radarsatellitendaten vom 01. April 2017 im Rahmen einer Aktivierung der Internationalen Charta „Space and Major Disasters“ in Peru Quelle: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Der Hafen von Valparaiso in Chile ist eine Tsunami-Gefährdungszone. Quelle: DLR/Riedlinger
In den chilenischen Anden ist die Gefahr duch Vulkanaktivitäten ständig gegenwärtig. Quelle: DLR/Riedlinger

On December 7 the RIESGOS project was officially launched with a kickoff meeting at the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt . The GFZ sections Seismic Hazard and Risk Dynamics, Geodynamic Modelling and Hydrology are strongly involved in the project.

The RIESGOS project, Spanish for 'risks', deals with natural hazards like flood situations, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and their interaction: For example an earthquake triggering a volcanic eruption. RIESGOS aims to improve the information base for natural disaster management and to develop strategies to avoid or reduce risks.

In future, web-based application services will enable decision makers and stakeholders to prepare risk and to simulate scenarios with complex risk chains. A new multi-risk information system is being developed as a prototype for the Andean region in Chile, Ecuador and Peru, which is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and multi-hazards. Additionally to advance in research it might be an important contribution to minimising the risks of natural hazards .

Approximately 40 national and international research institutions, government agencies and companies are contributing to the project, managed by Elisabeth Schöpfer. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). (jh)

 

 

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