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International Workshop on Global Flood Monitoring and Forecasting, Ispra, Italy, 22 – 24 March 2011

Adriana Albanese on April 5, 2011

Main purpose of the workshop was to verify the possibility of integrating different systems.

The first International Workshop on Global Flood Monitoring and Forecasting gathered 20 scientific experts, 4 humanitarian organizations and 2 insurance groups to discuss the state of the art in this new and multi-disciplinary field. Main purpose of the workshop was to verify the possibility of integrating different systems.

ITHACA participated presenting two global monitoring systems: the Extreme Rainfall Detection System and the automatic water bodies classification and analysis based on MODIS data processing.

Sharing data and information among the group is considered a pre-requisite and for that reason a web portal has been established. Furthermore, a joint validation study for the different methodologies developed by group members is set up, considering some recent flood events as test cases: Pakistan (July/August 2010), SE Brazil (January 2011) and Namibia (2011).