Implemented by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus Programme

Global Flood Awareness System:

The aim of the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) is to support preparatory measures as well as emergency response to predicted and ongoing major flood events at global scale


News and Events

  • July 16, 2021, 3:35 p.m.

    Global Hydrological Workshop 2021

    by Karen O’Regan, Ilias Pechlivanidis & Maria-Helena Ramos

    Close to 600 people registered for the Joint Virtual Workshop on "Connecting global to local hydrological modelling and forecasting: scientific advances and challenges" which ran …

  • May 20, 2021, 8:16 a.m.

    GloFAS v3.1 launch and webinar!

    26 May 2021 is the release of Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) version 3.1, which implements a major change in the modelling system, with updates of all related GloFAS products …

  • April 15, 2021, 9:33 a.m.

    GloFAS v3.1 – Pre-Release on 15/04/2021

    Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) version 3.1 is due for pre-release on 15 April 2021. Here is a summary of the main updates:

    • New modelling system based on …

  • Sept. 25, 2020, 3:44 p.m.

    Emergency flood bulletins for Cyclones Idai and Kenneth: new GloFAS paper out now

    In 2019, forecasts from the Copernicus Emergency Management Service’s Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) were used to provide real-time emergency flood forecast bulletins to support international humanitarian decision-making ahead of and during two devastating tropical …

  • July 20, 2020, 5:46 a.m.

    GloFAS used for fastest forecast based financing allocation in UN history

    The UN released $5.2 million dollars in humanitarian aid to the people of Bangladesh on 4 July to prepare before a forecast flood peak in mid-July. The finance trigger was based on the Copernicus Emergency …