Stresa - Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands. Photo by Roger W Common license (CC by 2.0)
Stresa - Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands. Photo by Roger W Common license (CC by 2.0)


EFAS Annual Meeting 2019

The 14th EFAS annual meeting will take place in Stresa (Italy) 21-22 May 2019. The official invitation with detailed information about the event, registration form, reimbursement information, accommodation and travelling will be sent later this year. The meeting will be organized under the umbrella of the Copernicus Emergency Management Services (EMS). It will start on Tuesday 21 May in the morning and end on Wednesday 22 May in the afternoon. The annual meeting will offer workshops and trainings that will address different EMS-related interests. A common meeting of all services: mapping, flood, forest fire, and drought is planned for the morning of day 1. If you have any questions please contact the technical organizer: Michaela Mikulickova:

GloFAS becomes operational

On the 14 November, the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) will become fully operational. The new release will contain a new calibration of the routing, a n improved reference simulation of discharge and a better availability of the archived forecasts.

EFAS and GLOFAS tutorials

If you need to freshen up on the EFAS and GloFAS forecasts, remember that there are a number of tools to help you, including the YouTube videos available for EFAS and GloFAS.

New EFAS version

A new EFAS version (v16) was implemented on 10 October 2018. This included updated ERIC layers and the criteria for EFAS flash flood notifications. Further, EFAS forecasts are now archived in ECMWF meteorological archiving system (MARS) which will allow for easier access to EFAS output to partners and the public. Note that access to archived data still follows the rule of access to EFAS data. A longer article as well as details regarding the release of the new EFAS website will be presented in the next EFAS bulletin.

New partner

We gladly welcome the Icelandic Meteorological Office as new EFAS partner.