After two years of user engagement and product development, the FLOODIS project has been concluded. The team successfully passed a Final Review by the EC’s project officer and external expert reviewer in December 2015. The product and service outcomes remain available from the project coordinator, ISMB in Torino. These include the GEO gateway, the DSS and the FLOODIS apps (for iOS, Android and Windows). The latter remain available for downloading from the respective stores (iTunes, Google Play and Windows Store). Note that these apps will only function following an EFAS activation from one of the Member States.
The FLOODIS International Workshop on ‘Increasing Resilience to Emergencies through Earth Observation, Crowdsourcing, and Satellite Navigation Systems‘ successfully took place on 2 October 2015 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The workshop was opened by Qunli Han, Director, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences at UNESCO, and it was attended by a number of national civil protection authorities and European river authorities. Besides a detailed session on FLOODIS, a number of other EU projects were also presented. The workshop was concluded with a fruitful discussion on the use of crowdsourcing and social media in the event of emergencies.
The FLOODIS app is now available for downloading from the Android, Windows Stores and iOS App Store
In-field testing of the FLOODIS app took place on 11 September 2013 along the Livenza River in Motta di Livenza and Meduna di Livenza. The event was attended by Civil Protection volunteers (from the Associazione Nazionale Alpini di Motta di Livenza), the mayors of Motta di Livenza and Meduna di Livenza, as well as the Autorita’ di Bacino. This was followed by a demonstration of the FLOODIS DSS at the CP operational centre in Motta di Livenza.