1st Joint Commission 2 and IGFS Meeting
International Symposium on
Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems 2016

September 19-23, 2016
Thessaloniki, Greece

European Gravity Service for Improved Emergency Management – Status and Project Highlights

19/09/2016 | 11:15 | Session 1: Data Processing strategies and new concepts


Adrian Jäggi, Ulrich Meyer, Yoomin Jean, Andreja Susnik, Rolf Dach, Matthias Weigelt, Tonie van Dam, Zhao Li, Qiang Chen, Frank Flechtner, Christian Gruber, Lea Poropat, Andreas Güntner, Ben Gouweleeuw, Torsten Mayer-Gürr, Andreas Kvas, Beate Klinger, Sandro Martinis, Hendrik Zwenzer, Sean Bruinsma, Jean-Michele Lemoine, Richard Biancale, Jakob Flury, Tamara Bandikova, Stephane Bourgogne, Holger Steffen, Joao de Teixeira Da Encarnacao and Martin Horwath


The project European Gravity Service for Improved Emergency Management (EGSIEM) of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Commission has started in January 2015. EGSIEM shall demonstrate that observations of the redistribution of water and ice mass derived from the current GRACE mission, the future GRACE-FO mission, and additional data provide critical and complementary information to more traditional Earth Observation products and open the door for innovative approaches to flood and drought monitoring and forecasting. We give an overview of the current status of the project and present the latest results from the three key objectives that EGSIEM shall address: 1) to establish a scientific combination service to deliver the best gravity products for applications in Earth and environmental science research based on the unified knowledge of the European GRACE community, 2) to establish a near real-time and regional service to reduce the latency and increase the temporal resolution of the mass redistribution products, and 3) to establish a hydrological and early warning service to develop gravity-based indicators for extreme hydrological events and to demonstrate their value for flood and drought forecasting and monitoring services. All of these services are tailored to the various needs of the respective communities.

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