Second In-Field Validation of FLOODIS Project

8 September 2015

On 10th and 11th September Claudio Rossi and Vito Macchia, researchers of the Mobile Solutions Area, will be in Veneto Region to perform the second in-field validation of FLOODIS, a collaborative European Community project coordinated by ISMB, which aims at providing a flood information service that enhances flood management and alerting. It focuses on the integration of satellite navigation technologies (E-GNSS), earth observation (Copernicus EMS) and real-time warnings provided by citizens and civil protection operators through the mobile sensing paradigm.

Starting from historical data, a flood will be simulated in Motta di Livenza (Treviso, Italy), which has been prone to high flood risk in the past. Through the system developed within the project, detailed flood inundation maps coming from novel flood nowcast and forecast models of FLOODIS will be visualized, also taking into account user flood reports that will be generated in real-time. The Civil Protection of the Veneto Region and a group of civil volunteers will take part to the demonstration together with the FLOODIS Consortium. At the end of the event, feedbacks on how to improve the FLOODIS system will be collected by end-users under the supervision of UNESCO.