Molines – towards a responsive web platform for flood forecasting and risk mitigation
João L. Gomes, Gonçalo Jesus, João Rogeiro, Anabela Oliveira, Ricardo da Costa, André B. Fortunato
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 1171–1176 (2015)
Abstract. This paper presents an innovative real-time information system for enhanced support to flood risk emergency in urban and nearby coastal areas, targeting multiple users with distinct access privileges. The platform addresses several user requirements such as fast, online access to relevant georeferenced information from wireless sensors, high-resolution forecasts and comprehensive risk analysis; and, the ability for a two way interaction with civil protection agents in the field. The platform adapts automatically and transparently to any device with data connection. Given its specific purpose, both data protection and tailored-to-purpose products are accounted for through user specific access roles. This paper presents the platform overall architecture and the technologies adopted for server-side, focusing on communication with the front-end and with the wireless sensor network, and the user interface development, using state-of-the-art frameworks for cross-platform standardized development. The advantages of the adopted solution are presented, applied to the Tagus estuary inundation forecast system.