This project will use data from social networks and hydro-meteorological models to create a real-time global layer of the extent and the risk of flooding, for integration in the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS).
The project focuses on flooding, the natural disaster that causes the most damage every year in Europe.
This project is part of active collaboration during over a year with the Joint Research Center (JRC), the body that advises the European Commission on scientific and technical issues”. “Specifically, it is a development for the Copernicus Emergency Management System, a platform that provides real-time maps on disaster risks and impacts.
The project outcomes are aligned to SDG 13 Climate Action. Specially to target: 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
The project results will contribute to expand the coverage of the information that we provide to Copernicus from Europe to a global level, through the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS).