It couples state-of-the art weather forecasts with an hydrological model. Find out more!
Global Flood Awareness System in a nutshell
The Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS), jointly developed by the European Commission and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
(ECMWF), is independent of administrative and political
boundaries. It couples state-of-the art weather forecasts with a hydrological model and with its continental scale set-up it provides downstream countries
with information on upstream river conditions as well as continental and global overviews.
- GloFAS produces daily flood forecasts in a pre-operational manner since June 2011
- GloFAS has shown its potential during the floods in Pakistan in August 2013 or in Sudan in September 2013
Comparison of global flood hazard maps
Sept. 17, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
New GloFAS web map service available!
July 16, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
GloFAS included in the latest book on Global Flood Hazards
July 13, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
Workshop Summary: Hydrological Services for Business
June 7, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
GloFAS system update: 24/7 service and extension to 30-day forecasts
April 24, 2018, 8:59 a.m.
Twitter View @globalfloods_eu on Twitter
Prototype for social media analysis for flood events
This example shows an aggregated 24 hours filtered flood signal from Twitter for 24th of July 2013 in form of a heat map (read color=high signal). It is considered as a valid signal Twitter messages containing top 25 bigrams extracted from Twitter streaming over the last 10 days prior to the day of 24 hourly analysis.