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Work Packages

Work Package 1: Project management

The main objectives of the work package are:

  • Active maintenance of the project website
  •  Successful technical and financial management
  • Close coordination with the European Commission
  • Successful organization of project meetings, workshops and dissemination

Work Package 2: Precipitation type estimation and nowcasting by integrating data from NWP model and OPERA composite

The main objectives of the work package are:

  • Identifying the type of precipitation by combining NWP forecasts and OPERA precipitation observations
  • Creating nowcasts using methods developed in earlier projects and blending precipitation nowcast with NWP for precipitation
  • Systematic monitoring of the quality of the European precipitation observations generated by the OPERA project
  • Evaluation of the generated precipitation products

Work Package 3: Improved flash flood hazard assessment

The main objectives of the work package are:

  • Improved flash flood hazard forecasts accounting for the type of precipitation and adjusted thresholds for flash flood hazard levels
  • Optimization of flash flood hazard warning thresholds based on probabilistic flash flood hazard forecasts to support decision-making
  • Design of flash flood warnings adapted to the spatial analysis domain

Work Package 4: Demonstration of combined multi-hazard nowcasting and risk assessment (MHRA) of convective storms for regional Civil Protection

The main objectives of the work package are:

  • Develop object-oriented probabilistic nowcasting methodology for estimating multiple hazards and risks of convective storms due to heavy rainfall and flooding, hail, wind gusts and lightning
  • Generation of Multi Hazard and Multi Risk Assessment (MHRA) algorithms of severe convective storms for Civil Protection
  • Definition of needs, products and preferable user interfaces among Civil Protection agencies on regional and local level
  • Demonstrate the convective storm MHRA to regional Civil Protection operators

Work Package 5: Improved flood rapid risk assessment (RRA) tools

The main objectives of the work package are:

  • Improved flood Rapid Risk Assessment (RRA) tools applicable to ensemble flood forecasting on Pan-European to local scale decision making
  • Evaluate the developed flood RRA for selected case study events

Work Package 6: Integration/demonstration of TAMIR forecasting products in Pan-European and national/regional Civil Protection platforms

The main objective of the work package is integration of developed tools and methods into existing decision-making platforms and procedures. Specifically:

  • Technical requirements and recommendations for effective integration of TAMIR tools in regional/national Civil Protection agency platforms
  • Integration of TAMIR flood forecasting products into the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) platform as new test products
  • Demonstration of the usability of TAMIR products by regional and national Civil Protection agencies
  • Demonstration of multi-risk convective storm products by Civil Protection operators