SmartFLOOD is an innovative Artificial Intelligence Cloud-Web platform developed to drastically reduce cost and processing time in mapping Fluvial Flood Hazard at large-scales and at high resolution anywhere in the world.
SmartFLOOD generates in in real-time comprehensive flood hazard map for every place in Europe (at 25 m resolution) and for the entire planet (at 90 m resolution).
SmartFLOOD requires as unique input an available flood hazard binary reference maps provided by the user. This maps can be selected among a list of available flood hazard maps or uploaded directly by the user as results of : hydrodynamic modeling studies, on-site surveys or delineated from satellite products
SmartFLOOD integrates large scale and high resolution open data and artificial intelligence algorithms for supporting robust evidence-based decision-making in flood risk management.
The SmartFLOOD’s results consist in an extrapolation to wider areas and a downscaling to higher spatial resolution.
SmartFLOOD intelligence is composed by three main components:
- An high resolution Geomorphic Flood Index – GFI generated by processing available high resolution and hydrologically corrected Digital Elevation Models.
- A set of available benchmark flood hazard maps usually available at lower resolution or limited spatial extension.
- An efficient Machine Learning binary classification algorithm able to quickly provide the calibrated flood prone area
Calibrating the GFI threshold for a specific area of interest over an available flood hazard reference map, provided by existing flood hazard maps or numerical hydrodynamic simulations uploaded by the user in the platform;
SmarFLOOD firstly enables the capability to extend informations of existing flood areas to uncovered regions (for example from a sub-basin to the entire hydrological basin) secondly to downscale at higher resolution, up to 25 m, the available flood hazard reference maps.
The Web Service is designed to provides end-users with the possibility to consistently and cost-effectively extend local detailed flood studies (i.e. those coming from complex flood models, field studies or remote sensing detection) in uncovered data-scarce regions, to extrapolate them to larger scales and downscale to finer resolutions.
The service is fully operative and actually covers the entire PAN-EU and will be extended soon to be operative worldwide.
The Demo Version is available for free with some limitation in terms of area and resolution at the following web address :
Recently published paper Tavares et al. “A web application for hydrogeomorphic flood hazard mapping, Environmental Modelling and Software” (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.04.010.