Implemented by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus Programme

Global Flood Awareness System:

The aim of the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) is to support preparatory measures as well as emergency response to predicted and ongoing major flood events at global scale


News and Events

  • Dec. 9, 2020, 10:45 a.m.

    GloFAS 2.2. System Upgrade

    On 9 December 2020, the Global Flood Awareness System was upgraded to version 2.2. This includes the following features and new products:

    • Upgraded reporting point graphs, showing antecedent condition and forcing information.
    • New initial …

  • Dec. 3, 2020, 3:54 p.m.

    Global Dialogue Platform anticipatory hub session

    We invite you to participate in the 8th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action held virtually from the 8-10 December 2020.

    ECMWF will host an interactive session on ‘Floods, droughts, fire and …

  • Oct. 28, 2020, 8:27 a.m.

    Join us at the Global Flood Partnership virtual conference!

    The Global Flood Partnership (GFP) is organizing four webinars as a replacement for the GFP annual in person meeting. These 2 hour long webinars are provided at no cost and take place November 4th, 11th, …

  • Sept. 25, 2020, 3:44 p.m.

    Emergency flood bulletins for Cyclones Idai and Kenneth: new GloFAS paper out now

    In 2019, forecasts from the Copernicus Emergency Management Service’s Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) were used to provide real-time emergency flood forecast bulletins to support international humanitarian decision-making ahead of and during two devastating tropical …

  • July 20, 2020, 5:46 a.m.

    GloFAS used for fastest forecast based financing allocation in UN history

    The UN released $5.2 million dollars in humanitarian aid to the people of Bangladesh on 4 July to prepare before a forecast flood peak in mid-July. The finance trigger was based on the Copernicus Emergency …