EFAS extended domain
The EFAS extended domain was launched on the 16 May as expected. Well done to everyone involved in this major upgrade of the EFAS forecasting system! The two major changes are the eastwards expansion of the EFAS domain onto a new grid, and several upgrades of LISFLOOD including a new calibration. For more information on the technical details, please see the EFAS release document published on EFAS-IS.
Testing of the new EFAS web site
The new EFAS-IS is now ready for testing. The test phase will be from 15 July-15 September. The EFAS dissemination centre will be using the new website in parallel with the current during this period to test the different features. We encourage all users of EFAS to test it during this period and provide feedback. How to access the website will be announced on EFAS-IS.
The EFAS layer “Satellite 10d Snow Anomaly” has been removed from the list of layers available on EFAS-IS. This web service is no longer available from the provider, so it has been discontinued for the time being.
Copernicus for Water Workshop, 29 May 2018, Brussels
The Copernicus for Water Management workshop aimed at exploring the relevance of the Copernicus Space Component and the Copernicus Services (and their planned evolutions) to many Water Management issues, with reference to a number of relevant EU policies including the Floods directive. The Copernicus Emergency Management Service was presented by the JRC. It became clear that there are many different products already available in the Copernicus program and services that are relevant for water management and EFAS is clearly a key tool that could be useful in the future also for water resource managers. The foreseen developments regarding making the EFAS archive available publicly and the seasonal forecasts will foster the link of EFAS related output and the water resources management sector.