Flood risk forecasting + user platform = ?
In other words, how to create a user platform for participative flood risk monitoring and forecasting system.
Nowadays, extreme weather events leading to disruptive floods in urban and rural areas are more frequent due to climate change. The technological solutions that help dealing with these situations include flood monitoring and forecasting systems that use different data to help predict the flood occurrences and diminish the negative impacts. Researchers from Riga Technical University in cooperation with St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS (Russia) have developed an operational flood forecasting system based on integrated use of ground-based and aerospace data within the framework of InFrom project (http://infrom.eu/). The system uses 4 data layers (including crowdsourcing data) to provide high-precision operational ﬂood forecast to the interested persons and organizations.
About the challenge provider
The challenge is provided by scientists of Riga Technical University, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology based on Estonia – Latvia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme project InFrom – “Integrated Intelligent Platform for Monitoring the Cross-Border Natural-Technological Systems” that was implemented in cooperation with St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS (Russia).