Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Luft- und Raumfahrtzentrum, DLR), GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Helmholtz Association
The overall objective of DISFLOOD is the development of a Disaster Information System (DIS) providing a multi-disciplinary flood risk assessment for Germany. In different work packages techniques and methods are identified that (1) facilitate the assessment of vulnerability, (2) create large-scale flood event sets and (3) derive flood hazard maps from remote sensing data. Maps and information will be provided in a Geographical Information System (GIS) and are supposed to contribute to disaster risk reduction.
The objective of DISFLOOD is to provide a Disaster Information System which offers valuable information on flood risk, vulnerability and damage depending on different flood hazard scenarios. The information system is realized in an interactive WebGIS format which is implemented on the Helmholtz-EOS NaDiNe platform.
PD Dr.-Ing. Jörn Birkmann
Head of Section
Tel.: + 49-228-815-0208
Project Status:Completed (2005-2008)