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||Due to the ever-increasing regularity of flood damage, a definite need has arisen for the impact assessment of regions deemed to be 'at high risk' from flooding. The cost of such disasters to individual properties is the underlying factor in the development a Flood Monitoring and Assessment System.
The Flood Monitoring and Assessment System is part of the 3rd Phase of the British National Space Centre's Applications Demonstration Programme. The project has brought together expertise from both the industrial and academic fields. The project is currently in Phase 1- feasibility. Anite Systems in phase has the responsibility for the management of the project, user consultation and testing the prototype system. The Geodata Institute of Southampton University will be developing the algorithms and performing further user consultation, and the Geographic Information System specialist, Laser Scan, will provide the base GIS package and support.
The task of determining the extent of the flood plain has previously been performed using ground and aerial techniques. The system being designed by the consortium shall use the latest satellite technologies combined with ancillary data to produce value-added information pertaining to the spatial and temporal extent of the flood plain.
The end users at which the system is aimed are primarily in the insurance, re-insurance and travel industries, who require timely information on the extent, duration and periodicity of flood events. Knowledge acquired from the system shall assist loss assessors in the determination of the authenticity and validity of damage claims, and provide accurate impact assessment information allowing the flood potential of a property to be calculated.
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