Operational HEPS systems around the globe
Is there a hydrological ensemble prediction system implemented (or in pre-operational phase) in your catchment, region or country? Tell us more about it!
PLEASE NOTE: We will regularly update the table below using the comments
Cloke et al. (2009) presented various operational systems, including references to their development studies and communication platforms. Since this publication, many other platforms have become available or are running in a pre-operational mode.
With this blog post we want to put together information about all these systems!
We hope this will offer HEPS users and developers an opportunity to share knowledge and experience. Leave a comment with information about the system(s) running in your catchment, region or country, or just give your opinion/suggestion about this initiative. We will be glad to add it to this post.
Forecast centres with operational or pre-operational HEPS systems
(in no particular order)
Forecast centre name
Web address (if there is no address, add a picture!)
|European Flood Awareness System (EFAS)||European Commission (Copernicus)||Europe||www.efas.eu|
|Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS)||European Commission (JRC)/ECMWF||Global||www.efas.eu
Alfieri et al., 2013
|Flood-PRObabilistic Operational Forecasting System (FLOOD-PROOFS)||Compagnia Valdostana delle Acque (CVA) S.p.a||Valle d’Aosta (Northern Italy)||Laiolo et al. and here|
|Joint Flood Forecasting System||Environment Agency / Met Office||UK||http://www.ffc-environment-agency.metoffice.gov.uk/|
|Climate Forecast Applications in Bangladesh (CFAB)||Consortium of Bangladeshi and international organizations and institutes||Bangladesh||http://cfab.eas.gatech.edu/cfab/cfab.html|
|EDF-EPS||EDF||France and Rhine||http://www.lthe.fr/PagePerso//chardon/doc/chardon_EGU_2012.pdf) (also see comments for details)|
|Hydrologic Ensemble Forecasting Service (HEFS)||US National Weather Service||United States||Currently in development for US-wide usage — an experimental operational implementation showing real-time forecasts for locations in California and Nevada is accessible through the CN River Forecast Center|
|Meteorological Model Ensemble River Forecasts (MMEFS)||US National Weather Service||United States||Recently declared ‘operational’ — for four NWS river forecast centers in the eastern US: real-time forecasts are accessible here|
|Emilia Romagna Warning operational center||Emilia Romagna Regional Agency Prevention and Environment||Emilia Romagna Italy – Po basin (Northern italy)||Please see comment attached to this blog|
|French Hydro-meteorological Ensemble Prediction System||Meteo France / French Service for Flood Prediction (SCHAPI)||France||Thirel et al (2010a, 2010b) and poster EGU 2013 – also see comments to blog|
|Watershed simulation and forecasting system (WSFS)||Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)||Finland||http://www.environment.fi/waterforecast, http://www.ymparisto.fi|
|Swedish flood-forecasting system||Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)||Sweden||http://www.smhi.se, Arheimer et al. (2011)|
|Swiss FEWS-HBV, FEWS-PREVAH, FEWS-WaSiM-ETH||Switzerland||Swiss Rivers: Rhine up to Basel, Linth and Sihl,the Emme,the Rhone.||http://www.hydrodaten.admin.ch/en/index.html#vorhersagen (see blog comment for more details)|
|WSL Flood Forecasting||WSL||Sihl, Ticino, Linth and Thur||http://hydro.slf.ch/sihl/chysghl/ (see blog comment for more details)|
|Scottish Flood Forecasting Service||SEPA and Met Office||Scotland||http://www.floodforecastingservice.net/|
|BfG-Forecasts for the German Waterways||Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)||Germany||www.bafg.de/vorhersage|
Help HEPEX to complete the list and become a co-author of this post
Co-authors: Pappenberger, F., Stephens, L., van Andel, S.J., Verkade, J.S., Ramos, M.H., Alfieri, L., Brown, J.D., Zappa, M., Ricciardi, G., Wood, A., Pagano, T., Marty, R., Collischonn, W., Le Lay, M., Brochero, D., Cranston, M., Meissner, D.