The GFP Virtual Conference 2021 is now open for registration! Similar to last year we will have four web sessions on Oct 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
Each session will last for two hours with four keynote presentations followed by a moderated question and discussion session.
The sessions start as follows:
October 6th 3-5 pm (UTC+2): Session 1 - Global Flood Monitoring (EO)
October 13 5-7 pm (UTC+2): Session 2 - Global Flood Forecasting
October 20 5-7 pm (UTC+2): Session 3 - Global Flood hazard and risk modeling
October 27 3-5 pm (UTC+2): Session 4 - Flood Resilience
Session "Global Flood Monitoring (EO)" on 6 October:
Session description: Despite much effort, monitoring floods and how floods evolve over time and space, is still a major challenge. This
GFP session aims to review state-of-the-art in Earth Observations of flood methodologies and uncertainty
assessments at different temporal and spatial scales. New findings on flood data fusion of various data sources
(satellites, ground observations, drones), discussions on experimental to (semi) operational EO flood systems, and
how best to provide flood information to the various end-users is of interest as well.
Session conveners: Sagy Cohen and Albert Kettner
Urban flood mapping with spaceborne SAR: challenges and opportunities
Sang-Ho Yun – Earth Observatory of Singapore / Asian School of the Environment / School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Global Flood Monitoring to Inform High Resolution Local Flood Monitoring
Fritz Policelli – NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
The Global Geo-JPSS Flood Mapping System
Sanmei Li – George Mason University
The CEMS global flood monitoring service: From science to operations
Wolfgang Wagner - Earth Observation Data Centre GmbH; Technical University of Vienna
Session "Global Flood Forecasting" on 13 October 2021. Please note that this session will start a bit later from 5 - 7 PM CET (UTC+2).
Global flood forecasting systems are an essential tool for improving flood risk management as they provide important complementary information through harmonized and river basin-wide predictions to a wide range of stakeholders from local to national authorities to international aid organizations. However, producing accurate and reliable forecasts globally, assimilating information from satellites or real-time observation networks, integrating impact forecasts or providing user-friendly visualization products that enable better decision-making are only a few of the challenges in global flood forecasting with different lead times. This GFP session aims to present and review the latest developments, new approaches and datasets in the field of global flood forecasting.
Session conveners: Peter Salamon and Roberto Rudari
The role of Global Flood Forecasts and models for Humanitarian Action: usability and limitations
Leonardo Milano UN-OCHA
From regional to continental-scale hydrological modeling and forecasting in South America
Walter Collischonn, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS
GEOGloWS:Using Global Forecasts to Enable Local Decision-Makers
Riley Hales, Brigham Young University
Destination Earth and beyond: next steps in global flood forecasting
Irina Sandu and Florian Pappenberger, ECMWF
Aristotle, a global expert support to EU Emergency Response Coordination Center
Christel Prudhomme, ECMWF
We hope to see many of you !
The GFP Steering Committee