The UrbanFlood Project
UrbanFlood is a project funded under the EU 7th framework Programme* which started in December 2009 and will run for 3 years. Partners of UrbanFlood include TNO Information and Communication Technology, the University of Amsterdam and STOWA (Dutch acronym for the Foundation for Applied Water Research) from the Netherlands; HR Wallingford in the UK, ACC Cyfronet AGH in Poland and OOO Siemens in Russia.
1. How can professional organisations connect sensor infrastructures to an Internet-based Early Warning Systems (EWS), work with that EWS, and integrate this with existing EWS, with decision support, visualisation and public information systems?
2. How do we monitor thousands of sensor streams?
3. How do we create a common information space that allows easy integration, over the Internet with other EWSs, sensors and application programs for public information, decision support?
4. How do we effectively host and manage multiple early warning systems? How can shared, Internet-based facilities for EWS adapt to a sudden demand of computational resources? Can we beneficially use cloud computing resources to introduce new EWS and keep investment in hardware low?
5. How can we create an Internet-based EWS that monitors dikes and integrates that with simulations to measure dike strength and failure, and flood models, as well as with legacy EWS?6. Is it feasible to monitor dikes on a European scale, from multiple locations?
of the UrbanFlood Early Warning System with features of the Multi-Touch table
interface developed in this EU funded UrbanFlood project. See the video.
the UrbanFlood FlyerUrbanFlood flyer English
UrbanFlood flyer DutchUrbanFlood brochure English
UrbanFlood Modelling Simulation Decision Support poster 11 November 2010
UrbanFlood Presentation given by Robert Meijer during a workshop on 'Monitoring and Control for Full Water-Cycle Management' in Brussels on 18 June 2010.
Download UrbanFlood Presentation