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3rd CEMS Global Flood Forecasting and Monitoring annual meeting

Join our annual meeting to share insights with the flood forecasting and monitoring community – researchers, water and emergency management authorities, humanitarian aid organisations, insurance companies, civil protection and first line responders. 

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS), implemented by the Joint Research Centre, is organising this event to present and discuss the recent developments of its global flood early warning and monitoring tools - Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) and Global Flood Monitoring (GFM).

The event will focus on the latest developments of these aforementioned systems, via keynotes and panel discussions through which user feedback and user case studies will be explored.

How to participate

The event is free of charge but it is necessary to register.

Register here

Book your seat, 1 day left to register, registration will end on Monday 4 March 2024, 00:00 (UTC)

  • flood | natural disaster | disaster risk reduction | crisis management | man-made disaster | humanitarian aid
  • Tuesday 5 March 2024, 13:00 - Wednesday 6 March 2024, 16:00 (UTC)
  • Online only

Programme

  1. 5 Mar 2024, 13:00 - 16:30 (UTC)
    DAY 1
  2. 13:00 - 13:05 (UTC)
    Opening and welcome

    Peter Salamon, Joint Research Centre

  3. 13:05 - 13:20 (UTC)
    A short intro to the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS)

    Stefania Grimaldi, Joint Research Centre

  4. 13:20 - 13:40 (UTC)
    Latest news and updates of GloFAS

    Christel Prudhomme, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

  5. 13:40 - 13:55 (UTC)
    A short intro to the Global Flood Monitoring (GFM) of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS)

    Tobias Stachl, Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring GmbH

  6. 13:55 - 14:15 (UTC)
    Latest news and updates of the GFM product

    Tobias Stachl, Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring GmbH

  7. 14:15 - 14:30 (UTC)
    Break
  8. 14:30 - 15:00 (UTC)
    Use cases and applications (IGNITE talks)
    1. An application of GloFAS to support disaster risk financing through Flood Foresight - Christine McKenna, JBA Consulting
    2. GloFAS and GFM data usage in the context of the Horizon Europe project CENTAUR - Adriano Benedetti, E-Geos
    3. Flood Forecasting Model Enhancement to increase forecast lead-time with GloFAS forecasting in Bangladesh - Sazzad Hossein, Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre
    4. A Comparison of Sentinel-1  Approaches to Map the May-June 2022 Floods in Sylhet, Bangladesh - Alex Saunders, University of Arizona
    5. GloFAS Flood Thresholds - Ervin Zsoter, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  9. 15:00 - 15:10 (UTC)
    Pre-view of day 2

    Peter Salamon, Joint Research Centre

  10. 15:10 - 15:20 (UTC)
    Presentation of Gather.Town activities

    Karen O’Reagan, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

  11. 15:20 - 16:30 (UTC)
    Join us in Gather.Town!

    Poster session and open space for a lively discussion.

  12. 6 Mar 2024, 13:00 - 16:00 (UTC)
    DAY 2
  13. 13:00 - 13:05 (UTC)
    Welcome Day 2 and recap Day 1

    Peter Salamon, Joint Research Centre

  14. 13:05 - 13:15 (UTC)
    GloFAS and GFM annual users’ surveys: 2022 results and follow-up actions

    Nina Bosshard, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and Luca Molini, CIMA Research Foundation

  15. 13:15 - 13:30 (UTC)
    Keynote 1: The Africa Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Early Action System

    Lorenzo Alfieri, CIMA Research Foundation

  16. 13:30 - 13:45 (UTC)
    Keynote 2: Use of GloFAS products for food security assessments

    Shahriar Pervez, U.S. Geological Survey, Famine Early Warning Systems Network

  17. 13:45 - 14:00 (UTC)
    Keynote 3: Water depth estimate and flood extent enhancement using GFM

    Andrea Betterle, Joint Research Centre

  18. 14:00 - 14:20 (UTC)
    Monitoring and reporting floods worldwide: analytics about GloFAS forecasts

    lias Pechlivanidis, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

  19. 14:20 - 14:35 (UTC)
    Break
  20. 14:35 - 15:05 (UTC)
    Use cases and applications (IGNITE talks)
    1. Global modelling of total water storage variations (use of GloFAS set-up for geodetic analysis) - Laura Jensen, German Research Centre for Geosciences
    2. Global Flood Hazard Maps - Calum Baugh, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
    3. Enhancing impact-based Flood Detection and Mapping using Deep Learning - Mohid Fayaz Mir, Polytechnic University of Milan
    4. GFM product for flood monitoring in Brazil - Maurício Cordeiro, National Water and Sanitation Agency, Brazil
    5. Past, Present, and Future Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Flood Hazards in Sub-Saharan Africa - Bastien Dieppois, Coventry University
  21. 15:05 - 15:20 (UTC)
    What is next for GloFAS and GFM

    Peter Salamon, Joint Research Centre

  22. 15:20 - 15:25 (UTC)
    Closing of the meeting and transfer to Gather.Town

    Peter Salamon, Joint Research Centre

  23. 15:25 - 16:00 (UTC)
    Join us in Gather.Town!

    Poster session and open space for a lively discussion.

Practical information

When
Tuesday 5 March 2024, 13:00 - Wednesday 6 March 2024, 16:00 (UTC)
Where
Online only
Who should attend
Researchers and students, international humanitarian aid organisations, national and regional water and emergency management authorities, insurance companies, civil protection and first line responders
Languages
English
Organisers
Copernicus Emergency Management Service | Joint Research Centre

Description

Contacts

General contact

Organisation
Copernicus Emergency Management Service
Website
https://www.globalfloods.eu/