ESA’s DUE eSurge Project: Improving storm surge modelling with advanced satellite data products....

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ESA’s DUE eSurge Project: Improving storm surge modelling with advanced satellite data products. Phillip Harwood; CGI - [email protected] Paolo Cipollini, Helen Snaith, Kevin Horsburgh, Luke West, Marcello Pasaro ; NOC Jacob Høyer, Weiwei Fu, Kristine Madsen; DMI Rory Scarrott, Declan Dunne, Ned Dwyer; CMRC Ad Stoffelen, Tilly Driesenaar; KNMI Craig Donlon; ESA

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  • ESAs DUE eSurge Project: Improving storm surge modelling with advanced satellite data products.

    Phillip Harwood; CGI - [email protected] Paolo Cipollini, Helen Snaith, Kevin Horsburgh, Luke West, Marcello Pasaro ; NOCJacob Hyer, Weiwei Fu, Kristine Madsen; DMIRory Scarrott, Declan Dunne, Ned Dwyer; CMRCAd Stoffelen, Tilly Driesenaar; KNMICraig Donlon; ESA

  • User consultation meeting held 2009, asking what users wanted from a storm surge project.This was the basis of the subsequent ITT for eSurge.

  • Its mission is:

    To support storm surge systems, their services, engineers and scientists by facilitating the widespread user uptake and application of advanced information products from ESA and other Earth Observation missions.

    It is funded under ESAs Data User Element (DUE) programme, and is being undertaken by a consortium of CGI (formerly Logica), NOC, DMI, CMRC, KNMI.

    It is currently in its operational phase, making a variety of satellite and other data available for historic and live surge events.

    is the ESA Storm Surge Demonstration Project.

  • However the modeling and forecasting of surges could be improved by use of newer types of satellite products.METOP-A image of Sandy from Eumetsat

    Satellite data already play a critical role in storm forecasting.

    These can be used:For validating model results after an event.As inputs to NRT models during an event.

  • To support storm surge systems, their services, engineers and scientists by facilitating the widespread user uptake and application of advanced information products from ESA and other Earth Observation missions.

  • To support storm surge systems, their services, engineers and scientists by facilitating the widespread user uptake and application of advanced information products from ESA and other Earth Observation missions.

    1) Make it easier to access relevant satellite data

    www.storm-surge.info

  • To support storm surge systems, their services, engineers and scientists by facilitating the widespread user uptake and application of advanced information products from ESA and other Earth Observation missions.

    2) Provide new types of satellite data especially suited to storm surge applications

  • To support storm surge systems, their services, engineers and scientists by facilitating the widespread user uptake and application of advanced information products from ESA and other Earth Observation missions.

    3) Perform experiments to prove the value of the data

  • To support storm surge systems, their services, engineers and scientists by facilitating the widespread user uptake and application of advanced information products from ESA and other Earth Observation missions.

    4) Provide training to help new users start working with satellite data and surge models

    Training course (right): deadline for applications December 6th.

    Online training: ask for demo tomorrow.

  • To support storm surge systems, their services, engineers and scientists by facilitating the widespread user uptake and application of advanced information products from ESA and other Earth Observation missions.

    5) Help build a community where satellite data providers and storm surge researchers can engage and interact.

    This is the second of three meetings we will organise the third will be in summer 2014 at a venue TBC.

  • There have been many recent events showing the importance of being able to accurately predict storm surges.

  • It is not just the big storms that count . Outer Hebrides, 11-12 January 2005.

    2m storm surge5 lives lost20m infrastructure damageLoss of electricityBroken transport linksLoss of communications

  • What are we aiming to get out of this meeting?

    Understand the problems faced by storm surge forecasters, modellers, planners and others who need to deal with practical consequences.Present recent work on new satellite data and how it can be used for improving storm surge modelling.Try to make a synthesis to understand how the available data can best be applied to real needs.Have an open discussion about what else can be done in the field.

  • Open discussion between everyone is important. so jump in and get your feet wet..