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
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  • 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 …