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Second FAST Project Webinar: Assessing the role of coastal vegetation for wave attenuation using the MI-SAFE viewer

Mindert de Vries; Daphne van der Wal; Iris Möller

Bregje van Wesenbeeck; Gloria Peralta; Adrian Stanica; Jasper Dijkstra; Ben Evans; Gerrit Hendriksen; Edward P. Morris; Kees Nederhoff; Bas Oteman; Joan Sala; Albert Scrieciu; Geoff Smith; Julia Vroom

This second FAST project webinar was held on 31st October 2017 as part of the FAST Symposium during the Delft Software Days - Edition 2017 (DSD-INT 2017). During the webinar, the audience explored the latest scientific approaches towards Nature-Based flood defenses together with the FAST team and the audience present at the DSD.

The MI-SAFE viewer has been developed as part of the FAST project (Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology) and is a valuable tool to assess the presence of vegetation and its contribution to wave attenuation anywhere in the world. Data on topography, bathymetry, vegetation cover and change, storm surge and wave statistics are derived from earth observation imagery, global databases and numerical modelling. Field data collected during the FAST project have been used to calibrate our model (XBeach) and its vegetation parameters. Next to global, large-scale data we have derived detailed and more accurate data for specific sites (Expert Level of services). Tailor-made solutions are offered to fit the user’s requirements for implementing nature-based flood defences.

This second webinar started at 09:30 CET to suit countries on the Eastern hemisphere.

The recording of the webinar can be played at Deltares YouTube channel:

The set-up of this webinar was as follows (time indicated as hh:mm:ss after beginning of the recording)

00:00:00 - Presentation and Introduction to the FAST Project by Dr. Mindert de Vries (Deltares).
00:08:58 - The MI-SAFE viewer, guided tour by Dr. Mindert de Vries.
00:23:00 - The Science behind MI-SAFE: Remote sending by Dr. Daphne van der Wal (NIOZ).
00:33:08 - The Science behind MI-SAFE: Field measurements by Dr. Iris Möller (University of Cambridge).
00:47:03 - Advanced applications and services by Dr. Mindert de Vries.
01:01:34 - The value of MI-SAFE: after the FAST project by Dr. Mindert de Vries.

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