Cyprus Ionospheric Research Group organizes the Seminar “Cyprus Flood Forecasting Service”

Cyprus Ionospheric Research Group organizes the Seminar “Cyprus Flood Forecasting Service”

Nicosia, Cyprus
24 Sep 2021

The one-day seminar “Cyprus Flood Forecasting Service” took place in Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus and was organized by the Cyprus Ionospheric Research Group in the frames of CyFFORS project.

CyFFORS project:

CyFFORS project:
The ultimate objective of the Cyprus Flood Forecasting System (CyFFORS) project is to embark on innovative research activities in order to enhance the research potential in Cyprus, through the introduction of a new post-doctoral young scientist at the upper Cyprus Ionospheric Research Group (CyIRG). His incorporation into the CyIRG will be supported by constructive collaboration with established fellow scientists from the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). This cooperation is important because it coincides with the recent initiative. The specific and technological objective of the project is to increase flood risk awareness and to promote preparedness against flooding. For this, a prototype flood forecasting system will be developed and validated for Cyprus based on a state-of-the-art hydromoteorological modeling tool. This will be deployed in a pilot mode during the implementation of the project in order to deliver ultra-high-resolution hydrological forecasts and flood warnings. A dedicated web-based platform will be used for communicating the project’s outcomes, including the forecasting products and alerts, to the general public and to the local authorities. The project will be also beneficial for the society and economy since it will introduce a prototype flood forecasting system to support the efficient flood risk communication and to increase the citizens’ preparedness.