INSPIRE Knowledge Base


GSE RiskEOS for Flood and Fire Risk Information Services
Mission and Objectives: 
RISK EOS project and consortium have the ambition to build up a long term co-operation for the development of flood and fire information services, fully accepted by the user communities at European and global level. The stage 2 of the GSE RiskEOS shall allow to achieve: - Scaling-up the Risk-EOS services (fire and flood risk information services through the use of EO techniques), delivering those Services to the benefits of Users - Establishing a durable open distributed GMES Service Network - Establishing standards and working practices for the GMES Services
Formal Mandate: 
Mandate provided by ESA for the stage-2 of the earht watch GMES Service Element (GSE)
Fire and flood risk information service development and provision to the users like: Assets Mapping, Flood Risk Analysis, Fire structural Parameters, Burn Scars Mapping, Dynamic Fire Risk Monitoring (regional index), Flash Flood Early Warning, Flood & Fire Rapid Mapping, Fires monitoring at MR
Technical experts from main European Earth Observation Service Providers
The RiskEOS project aims to the meeting of technical standards (whether they existing and emerging) in the working procedures of the consortium partners, both at process and product level. The standards generated by ISO/ TC 211 Geographic information/ Geomatics Committee will be considered as a baseline for geoinformation services. Special attention will also be devoted to the development of the INSPIRE initiative, by participating to the various initiatives that will emerge from the work program, as requested by ESA. Also in the perspective of a long term development of service, the consortium intends to implement an open and decentralized structure of service generation. This structure has to be open also to new development and technical solution that may be brought by new partners or partners already participating to the consortium, provided that due standards are met by the solutions. So, there is a need to identify, within the working procedures, the way how these solutions will be incorporated. Two lines will be followed: - Meeting of technical standards adopted by the consortium - Validation of the product and services possibly by using the same data set of already validated services, in order to make comparison and verify the performance of the new services.

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Test areas identified by the users in Europe
    Societal Sector
    Private Sector
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    The RiskEOS consortium has a wide participation in projects dealing with data and service interoperability matters.
    Environmental application domains
    Monitoring Water pollution, Monitoring Air pollution, Earthquake & volcano Prevention and Management, Floods & extreme weather Prevention and Management Landslide Prevention and Management, Avalanches Prevention and Management, Tsunami, Prevention and Management ,Soil erosion Prevention and Management, Coastal erosion Prevention and Management, Urban development , Rural development, Water Resources Management, Coastal Zone Management, Forest Fire Prevention and Management etc.
    Primary Business
    Satellite Service Provision