DATASET

EFAS flood warnings and aid activations

Collection: CEMS-EFAS : European Flood Awareness System 

Description

This data set contains the locations of active EFAS flood warnings and ERCC (Emergency Response Coordination Centre) activations.

In detail, this dataset contains four different types of locations: 1) region or river basin where an EFAS Formal Flood Notification has been sent to. 2) region or river basin where an EFAS Informal Flood Notification has been sent to. 3) region or river basin where an EFAS Flash Flood Notification has been sent to. 4) International aid has been requested to the ERCC due to a significant flood event.

This information is produced by the operational EFAS (www.efas.eu) in order to communicate to the EFAS partners the location at which there is a high probability of flooding forecasted.

The update frequency of this data set is twice a day (00:00 and 12:00 UTC); and the spatial coverage is the extended geographic Europe.

Contact

Email
peter.salamon (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2017): EFAS flood warnings and aid activations. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/732cf164-d7d6-4c90-9579-ee7774497f9c

Keywords

Copernicus flood warning Copernicus Emergency Management Service pan European EFAS flood forecast

Data access

EFAS WMS-T (Web Map Service Time)
URL 
  • EFAS partners have the possibility to access and download selected products from the operational EFAS by using this password-protected OGC service.

EFAS Sensor Observation Service (SOS)
URL 
  • EFAS partners have the possibility to access and download selected products from the operational EFAS by using this password-protected OGC service.

EFAS active information
URL 
  • This data set can be viewed by EFAS partners online under www.efas.eu by activating the layer "EFAS active information"

Publications

Publication
Medium Range Flood Forecasting - Example EFAS
Thielen Del Pozo, J., Salamon, P., Burek, P., Pappenberger, F., Cristina, A., Sprokkereef, E., Hazlinger, M., Garcia-Padilla, M. and Garcia‐sanchez, R., Medium Range Flood Forecasting - Example EFAS, In: Handbook of Hydrometeorological Ensemble Forecasting, 2016, ISBN 978-3-642-40457-3, p. 1-17, JRC102648.

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
<gml:Envelope srsName="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/OGC/1.3/CRS84"><gml:lowerCorner>-11.5 27</gml:lowerCorner><gml:upperCorner>41 67</gml:upperCorner></gml:Envelope>
GEO
POLYGON((-11.5 67,41 67,41 27,-11.5 27,-11.5 67))
GEO
{"type":"Polygon","crs":{"type":"name","properties":{"name":"urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84"}},"coordinates":[[[-11.5,67],[41,67],[41,27],[-11.5,27],[-11.5,67]]]}

Lineage information

No additional information

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-23
Modified date
2020-09-11
Issued date
2017-03-06
Landing page
https://www.efas.eu/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment, Health, Science and technology
Update frequency
continuous
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/732cf164-d7d6-4c90-9579-ee7774497f9c
Popularity