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South East Europe Flash Flood Guidance (SEEFFG) System

The South East Europe Flash Flood Guidance (SEEFFG) System Kick-Off Meeting was held in Ankara, Turkey on 22-24 March 2013. Based on the SEEFFG system implementation plan adapted at the Kick-Off Meeting, the following project activities have been completed:

  1. First Project Steering Committee Meeting took place from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in Skopje, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
  2. Operational training took place from 5 July to 2 August (12 July – 9 August) 2015 at HRC facilities in San Diego, USA.

 

Follow-up Opertional Workshop South East Europe Flash Flood Guidance (SEEFFG) System (Step-4 Training), Zagreb, Croatia 9–13 May 2016

As per the implementation plan, Follow-Up Operational Workshop and Step-4 training were held in Zagreb, Croatia from 9 to 13 May 2016. The objectives of this workshop were to: review the theoretical basis of the Flash Flood Guidance System; explore in detail, through presentations and discussions, the project products, their development methodology, and the interpretation and validation approaches to provide feedback for their further development; operational use of the SEEFFG products through hand-on exercises; allow a better understanding of the needs of high resolution modelling, including its domains; support the SEEFFGS application; review and evaluate the SEEFFG products for elected past events through case studies; and evaluate the performances of participants who successfully completed FFG Step-2 and Step-3 training to be qualified for the certified WMO FFG Trainer.

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South East Europe Flash Flood Guidance (SEEFFG) System Second Steering Committee Meeting (SCM2), Podgorica, Montenegro, 26–28 September 2017

The objectives of this meeting were to: review the development and implementation status of the SEEFFG system; use its products in preparation of daily flash flood forecasts and warnings through case study presentations; familiarize participants with the Flash Flood Guidance System Simulator; conduct hands-on exercises for past flash flood events; prepare flash flood bulletins for the issuance of flash flood warnings; perform validation studies; and obtain feedback from the participants for future development.

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