The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) is organising the ‘2nd Global Flood Forecasting and Monitoring Meeting’ which will be hosted online via Zoom Webinar and the Gather.Town platform on Wednesday 08 and Thursday 09 February 2023.

To register for the event, please click on the Zoom Webinar registration link to enter your details. Registration for the workshop will remain open until the 31 January 2023.

The event focuses on recent advances in global flood forecasting and monitoring. The workshop will include sessions on new developments to the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) and the Global Flood Monitoring (GFM) products, to data access, use cases and applications, and open panel discussions.

Two sessions are scheduled over the two days of the workshop to accommodate people working in different time zones. The presentations will be held from 13:00 to 17:00 (UTC) during both days of the event.  A draft agenda can be found below. The full agenda of the workshop will be made available to all registered participants shortly before the event.

The format of the workshop will be highly interactive, including discussions and booths in Gather.Town. Participants will have opportunities to connect with people from the GloFAS and GFM communities to discuss their work and expand their networks.

Day 1:  8 February 2023

Time (UTC) Topic Presenter
13:00 – 13:05 Opening and welcome Peter Salamon (EC JRC)
13:05 – 13:20 A short intro to the Global Flood Awareness System GloFAS Christel Prudhomme, (ECMWF)
13:20 – 13:40 What’s new in GloFAS v4.0? Stefania Grimaldi (EC JRC)
13:40 – 14:00 A detailed look at the new Global Flood Monitoring (GFM) product Christian Krullikowski (German Aerospace Center)
14:00 – 14:30 Use cases and applications for GloFAS and GFM Participants
14:30 – 15:15 Panel discussion: #EarlyWarning4All – How can GloFAS and GFM contribute to the UN Global Early Warning Initiative?
15:15 – 15:25 Creating flood event based information merging GloFAS, GFM and media sources Milan Kalas (EC JRC)
15:25 – 15:35 Presentation of Gather.Town activities and transfer to Gather.Town Karen O’Reagan (ECMWF)
15:35 – 17:00 Join us in Gather.Town! Check out our booths, ask questions and discuss with us!

Day 2: 9 February 2023

Time (UTC) Topic Presenter
13:00 – 13:05 Welcome Day 2 and recap Day 1 Peter Salamon (EC JRC)
13:05 – 13:20 The new GFM archive  (incl. Q&A) Bernhard Bauer-Marschallinger (TU Vienna)
13:20 – 13:35 Accessing and using GFM data Michaela Seewald (GeoVille)
13:35 – 13:50 Using the C3S Climate Data Store to access GloFAS data ECMWF
13:50 – 14:30 Use cases and applications for GloFAS and GFM Participants
14:30 – 15:15 Panel/Open discussion
15:15 – 15:25 The new GloFAS user guide
15:25 – 15:30 Closing of the meeting and transfer to Gather.Town Peter Salamon (EC JRC)
15:30 – 17:00 Join us in Gather.Town! Check out our booths, ask questions and discuss with us!