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RISE in brief

Earthquakes are the deadliest natural hazard. Developing tools and measures to reduce future human and economic losses is the aim of RISE. RISE stands for Real-time earthquake rIsk reduction for a reSilient Europe and is a three-year project financed by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. It started in September 2019 and will end in May 2023. RISE is coordinated by ETH Zurich, it brings together 19 organisations from across Europe and five international partners.



RISE Final Meeting

On May 25 and 26, the RISE community gathered for the last time at the RISE Final Meeting. It took place in Lugano, a Swiss city at the Lago Maggiore. For two days, all work packages presented their highlights and learnings of the last four years, the challenges they faced, and reflected on future directions they will target after RISE.

Besides the talks about the project itself, there were many opportunities to listen to exciting science outside RISE. Nicolas van der Elst (USGS) and Daniela Di Bucci (Italian Civil Protection) attended the meeting as guest speakers and provided insights into the practical implications of Operational Earthquake Forecasts (OEF) from a USGS and Civil Protection perspective respectively. Further, Domenico Giardini (ETHZ), Ramon Zuniga (UNAM, RISE SAB), Iunio Iervolino (UNINA), Florian Haslinger (ETHZ & EPOS), and Fabrice Cotton (GFZ & EFEHR) held presentations on topics related to and beyond RISE.

The Final RISE Meeting officially ended with feedback from Egill Hauksson (Caltec) and Ramon Zuniga (UNAM) from the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), and closing remarks from Stefan Wiemer, the RISE project coordinator. 

To bring the project to a successful conclusion, there are now some administrative tasks to be completed. Even though RISE is ending, its legacy will continue to grow in other projects and initiatives in the future.

Interested in reading more about RISE's research? Then check out the list of publications!



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