The ECFAS project officially launched, on January 1st 2021. To celebrate this occasion, the kick-off meeting was held from 11-12 January, via a virtual format.
The meeting brought together more than 45 participants from the ECFAS consortium, from Copernicus, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Commission (EC: REA, DG-ECHO, DG-CLIMA, DG-DEFIS, DEVCO).
All present showed strong support for ECFAS. Copernicus Emergency Services (CEMS) is a key tool for global disaster risk management, with its on-demand mapping service, early warning and monitoring services. ECFAS will help to address gaps in managing risk in the coastal zone, and will build on forthcoming CEMS developments towards automated flood monitoring,
The ECFAS consortium was very grateful for the show of support from the participants. ECFAS is a user-driven project that relies on the active participation of the broader community throughout its development. The advice and guidance from Copernicus delegates, core services advisors and others will be crucial to the success of the project.
Stay tuned to the ECFAS website and social media for all the latest news from the project.