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Near real-time flood forecasting, warning and management system based on satellite radar images, hydrological and hydraulic models and in-situ data

Objective

FloodMan will develop methods for near real-time monitoring of flood extent using space borne SAR and optical data combined with in-site measurements, hydrological and hydraulic model data. The result will be an expert decision system for monitoring, management and forecast of floods in selected areas in Europe. The monitoring will also be used to update the hydrological/hydraulic models and thereby improving the quality of flood forecasts. The system will be based on the concept of Distributed Geographic Information network, which handles large heterogeneous interconnected spatial databases for seamless and multiscale representation of spatial data in real-time. The prototype will be validated in Rhine, Germany, Alessandria, Italy and Kemijokki Finland.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NORUT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LTD.
Address
Forskningsparken Brelvik
9291 Tromsoe
Norway

Participants (7)

FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY
Germany
Address
Kaiserin-augusta-anlagen 15-17
56002 Koblenz
FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Kesaekatu 6
00251 Helsinki
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
5A,otakaari 5A
02015 Espoo
HKV LIJN IN WATER BV
Netherlands
Address
Botter 11 Nr. 29
8203 AC Lelystad
KONGSBERG SATELLITE SERVICE AS
Norway
Address
Prestvannceien 38
9291 Tromsoe
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Panciatichi 64
50127 Firenze
PROVINCIA DI ALESSANDRIA
Italy
Address
Via Galimberti, 2
15100 Alessandria