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Decision support system for Risk Assessment and Management of FLOODs

Objective

The objective of the project is to develop and validate a new decision support system (DSS) for the risk assessment and management of emergency scenarios due to severe floods. The new DSS will combine environmental and geo-physical data from earth observation, satellite positioning systems, in-situ sensors and geo-referenced information with advanced computer simulation and graphical visualisation methods for generating knowledge contributing to the risk and damage assessment prevention of floods and the design of effective response actions maximising the safety of infrastructures and human life.

Work description:
The project work will be split into the following workpackages:
WP1: Specification of the RAMFLOOD DSS features and user requirements;
WP2: Collection and management of geo-physical and environmental data;
WP3: Multiscale analysis of environmental and geo-physical data;
WP4: Risk analysis and computer simulation of floods;
WP5: Integration of the RAMFLOOD DSS system for risk assessment and management of floodplain areas;
WP6: Validation of the new RAMFLOOD DSS for the forecast and management of emergency scenarios due to severe floods in two European regions;
WP7: Pre-standardisation guidelines for design and management of flood prevention and control scenarios;
WP8: Dissemination and exploitation plans;
WP9: Project management;
WP10: Assessment and evaluation. Pre-standardisation activities leading to harmonised models for capturing and filtering the necessary environmental data, the functionalities of the flood computer simulation and visualisation tools and the general architecture of the new decision-support system will also be a relevant part of the project work. Additional tasks will focus on the definition of a consistent approach for the design and management of flood prevention scenarios including the definition of adequate emergency policies.

Milestones:
Specifications of RAMFLOOD DSS features (month 3);
Processed remote sensing data (month 9);
Multiscale analysis system (month 13);
Database of flood risk criteria (month 16);
RAMFLOOD DSS (month 20);
Validation of the RAMFLOOD DSS in two flood plain scenarios in Spain and Greece (month24);
Dissemination and exploitation plan (month 24).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS A L'ENGINYERIA
Address
Cl Gran Capitan - Ed C 1 Campus Norte Upc, S/n
08034 Barcelona
Spain

Participants (5)

AGENCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
Spain
Address
Provenca 204-208
08036 Barcelona
ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMUNITIES FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT OF PENDELIKON MOUNTAIN
Greece
Address
Iroon Polytechniou 27
15236 Nea Pendeli
EUROMAP SATELLITENDATEN-VERTRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Address
Kalkhorstweg 53
17235 Neustrelitz
GEORGIKON PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona