[Open-education] FW: Hackathon at ECMWF to improve the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) | Reading, 16/17 Jan 2016 - Please join

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Dec 8 14:01:20 UTC 2015

Frequency of extreme weather events are increasing which is very worrying. Really sad to see the devastation caused by heavy flooding across parts of Northern England and Scotland happening now by Storm Desmond. We all need to work together as a global family to find solutions [1] to these global challenges.

I have  decided to do my best  to get as many colleagues globally who have the expertise to contribute their expertise to improve  the Global Flood Awareness System. If any of you have hydrological and geospatial modelling expertise  and willing to contribute your expertise for this hackathon at European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) to improve the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) in Reading (16/17 Jan 2016), please join at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/floodhack-help-improve-the-global-flood-awareness-system-tickets-19819558834


[1]  http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/ica-osgeo-labs/2015-December/002457.html

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Subject: [Ica-osgeo-labs] Hackathon at ECMWF to improve the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) | Reading, 16/17 Jan 2016

Want to develop tools to save lives? ECMWF is organising a hackathon on the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) to make the system more flexible and easier to use.
GloFAS provides global forecasts of extreme flood events and is used by international institutes like the Red Cross and World Food Programme as an information tool during crisis.

The hackathon will take place at ECMWF (Reading, UK) on 16/17 January 2016 - get more information under http://www.ecmwf.int/en/hackathon-announcement-global-flood-awareness-system.
Don't miss this unique opportunity and get registered for #FloodHack: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/floodhack-help-improve-the-global-flood-awareness-system-tickets-19819558834

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