Implemented by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus Programme

Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS)

Since 2018, the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) is an operational system of the European Commission’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service, for forecasting and monitoring floods across the world.

GloFAS produces daily flood forecasts (GloFAS forecasts, since 2011) and monthly seasonal streamflow outlooks (GloFAS Seasonal, since November 2017).

The aim of GloFAS is to complement relevant national and regional authorities and services, and to support international organizations in decision making and preparatory measures before major flood events (particularly in large trans-national river basins). GloFAS prediction only focuses on rivers and does not provide real-time forecast information on flash flood risk or coastal flooding.
GloFAS data are freely accessible to all registered users through a dedicated web platform, the GloFAS map viewer. Register here.

GloFAS map viewer and GloFAS products are tailored to give a quick overview of current and future hydro-meteorological situation, and of the ongoing and upcoming flood events. Additional information including detailed evolution of streamflow forecasts is provided at reporting points.