Results of the first hackathon of GloFAS #FloodHack

The hackathon on GloFAS took place at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on 16/17 January. More than 60 participants from reseach organizations, universities and private industry came together to work on new ways how to visualize GloFAS data, how to make GloFAS more accessible or to create new downstream applications and products based on GloFAS data.

Over 3.5 TB of data have been prepared, which were partly served in an OGC-compliant Web Coverage Service Standard (WCS) for easier access to and retrieval of data. This WCS Service is currently setup at ECMWF in the framework of the EarthServer-2 project.

5 teams submitted their work and you can find all the information and details on the projects submitted here: http://floodhack.devpost.com/

The winning team LIVE (Logistic and Infrastructure Visual Evaluation) used the GloFAS information to create a "time to respond map" that helps prioritizing decision making before or during a flood event.

Check out the event pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frathgeber/sets/72157663515439531

A special thanks goes to our judges Craig Hogan (dev4good), Ben Ward (Oxford Flood Network), Simon Hodgkinson (Smart Earth Network), Davide Muraro (Joint Research Centre), and Karl Hennermann (ECMWF, Copernicus Data Services, MapAction).

Thanks to all participants that have made this #FloodHack such a great success and that contributed with their ideas and skills to further improve GloFAS!

Stay tuned for the next GloFAS hackathon......


By Peter Salamon     Jan. 20, 2016, 9:49 a.m.