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Database of extreme events, test cases selection and available data, Deliverable 5.1 – ECFAS Project (GA 101004211), www.ecfas.eu

Souto-Ceccon, P.E.; Duo, E.; Ciavola, P.; Fernandez-Montblanc,T.; Armaroli, C.

The European Copernicus Coastal Flood Awareness System (ECFAS) project will contribute to the evolution of the Copernicus Emergency Monitoring Service by demonstrating the technical and operational feasibility of a European Coastal Flood Awareness System. Specifically, ECFAS will provide a much-needed solution to bolster coastal resilience to climate risk and reduce population and infrastructure exposure by monitoring and supporting disaster preparedness, two factors that are fundamental to damage prevention and recovery if a storm hits. 

The ECFAS Proof-of-Concept development will run from January 2021-December 2022. The ECFAS project is a collaboration between Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori IUSS di Pavia (Italy, ECFAS Coordinator), Mercator Ocean International (France), Planetek Hellas (Greece), Collecte Localisation Satellites (France), Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca (Italy), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), University of the Aegean (Greece), and EurOcean (Portugal), and is funded by the European Commission H2020 Framework Programme within the call LC-SPACE-18-EO-2020 - Copernicus evolution: research activities in support of the evolution of the Copernicus services.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme

Description of the containing files inside the Dataset.

Deliverable 5.1 is a comprehensive inventory of extreme coastal events that produced flooding at different locations along the European coastline. It includes the collection and identification of events, locations and available information on the test cases.

The purpose of the ECFAS database is to provide a source of information on extreme coastal events and locations that experienced coastal flooding, considering both hazard and impact aspects. Thus, the database collects events, sites and available information to support further investigation on specific test cases. Test cases are defined here as specific sites where an extreme event that generated flooding and damage occurred. The time frame considered for the analysis is between 2010 and 2020 in order to use recent satellite imagery with good resolution and including, if possible, overlap with Sentinel missions.

The product includes three files: 1) an Excel file with the inventory; 2) an accompanying report that includes the guidelines to use the inventory, other relevant information on the method used to implement the inventory and the sources of information; 3) the test cases polygons in .geojson format.

This project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101004211
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