Real-time Earthquake Risk Reduction for a Resilient Europe


The key concept and vision of RISE is to promote a paradigm shift in how earthquake risk is perceived and managed. We believe that by taking advantage of advances in scientific understanding, and dramatically changing technological capabilities, earthquake hazard and risk will soon be appreciated not as a constant in time, but as an evolving, integrated and dynamic risk. In our concept, dynamic risk depends on location, changing with soil conditions, topography, structural type, occupancy and use and even location within a structure. However, dynamic risk also includes changes with time, for example increasing when a seismic sequence is active nearby and due to an improved dynamic geophysical understanding of faulting and earthquake processes. RISE proposes a series of coordinated activities in the domains of Operational Earthquake Forecasting, Earthquake Early Warning, Rapid Loss Assessment and Recovery and Rebuilding Efforts. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, involving earth-scientists, engineeringscientists, computer scientists, and social scientists. It is multi-scale in space and time, and addresses these scales in a highly systemic and consistent way. RISE joins with EPOS Integrated Core Service and several of the Thematic Core Services (TCS), with ARISTOTLE and the Copernicus Emergency Management Service. Integration will also include responsible national agencies in Italy, Turkey, Iceland, Israel and Switzerland and with selected industry partners. To maximise the impact of RISE, we have assembled an interdisciplinary team of truly outstanding researchers and practitioners, 37 PIs from 24 institutions (including 5 contributing partners from outside of Europe), in 13 countries, with documented experience on the topics of the project developed in previous FP6, FP7, and H2020 projects.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Paolo Gasperini

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Augusto Righi"

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich(Switzerland)

Other Participants:
University Of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Science And Technology Facilities Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (United Kingdom)
Bar Ilan University - Research Authority (Israel)
Unam Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico (Mexico)
University Of Southern California (United States of America)
Vedurstofa Islands (Iceland)
Kyoto University (Japan)
Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut-Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute-KNMI (Netherlands)
University Of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Università  degli Studi di NAPOLI Federico II (Italy)
University Of Tokyo (Japan)
Bogaziçi Üniversitesi (Turkey)
Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Quakesaver Gmbh (Germany)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
STMicroelectronics S.r.l. (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale Di Geofisica E Vulcanologia Sez. Di Roma (Italy)
University Of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Università  degli Studi di BERGAMO (Italy)
Eucentre Centro Europeo Di Formazione E Ricerca In Ingegneria Sismica (Italy)
Institute Of Geological And Nuclear Sciences Limited (New Zealand)
Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (France)
Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum (Gfz) (Germany)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 8.000.000,00
Project Duration in months: 36
Start Date: 01/09/2019
End Date: 31/08/2022

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Climate Action This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 821115