Online information service for floods…
…and other environmental hazards
It has been designed from its inception to incorporate future sections on fires, earthquakes, landslides, etc.
ERMIS–F Public Information Service for Flood Risk
ERMIS–F provides a Public Information Service to support public authorities that take decisions about town planning, and in particular to take into account the risk of flooding, so that any land use and flood prevention projects are based on documented evidence and decisions can be made rationally, given different, scientifically substantiated flood scenarios for specific areas.
ERMIS-F uses geographical and other information that already exists across different sources, as well as freely available scientific models for assessment of risks and impacts, and for statistical forecasting, to create public knowledge that will lead to precautionary behaviours.
It focuses on floods due to their significant social, economic and environmental impact in the areas of interest, but also to the timing of the implementation of the European Flood Directive in Greece and Cyprus.
Through ERMIS-F the user will be able to know
• the degree of risk under various scenarios (climatic and urban),
• precautionary measures,
• management actions,
• the consequences
• and where possible, early warning.
The system will be open to additions such as its use for economic and environmental impact studies.