Category Archives: Partnerships

Exploring an impact-based approach to flood forecasting

As we’ve previously reported on here, many parts of the North and West Highlands of Scotland can be spared major flooding impacts even when significant rainfall (100 to 200 mm) can fall. In October 2018, although the town of Oban … Continue reading

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Royal Meteorology Society Award for the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service

Scientists from Met Office and SEPA working within the forecasting service have been recognised at the Royal Meteorological Society Awards for their work on the ‘Surface Water Flood forecasting in Urban Communities’ project. They, along with their colleagues from The … Continue reading

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Scottish Flood Forecasting Service Annual Report

This week the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service (SFFS) publishes its report for 2017-2018. We wanted all our daily Flood Guidance Statement customers, SFFS partners and supporters to know more about our operational activity and key learnings from April 2017 – … Continue reading

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Studentship opportunity – snow monitoring in Scotland

We’re supporting CEH in a summer placement for a university student who is doing a degree in a “quantitative discipline” (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering, physics) to come and try working in environmental research. The project is “Snow hydrology: analysing … Continue reading

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EFAS 13th Annual Meeting in Sweden

Last week I attended the annual meeting of the European Flood Awareness System partners. Each year the meeting is held in a different location. This year it took place in Norrköping, Sweden, home of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, … Continue reading

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Ready for winter – new flooding communications programme

The Scottish Flood Forecasting Service (SFFS) will have another outlet for its flood guidance activities this winter. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is launching a campaign to provide the public with advance notice of potential flooding. Through a newly … Continue reading

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The European Flood Awareness System – 2015 annual meeting

Last month I attended the 10th annual partners meeting of the European Flood Awareness System, of which the forecasting service is a member. EFAS provides forecasts across Europe, using a gridded LISFLOOD model fed by deterministic and probabilistic rainfall forecasts from ECMWF. Alerts … Continue reading

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Hydrology of Scotland: some hydrometric perspectives

Dr. Andrew Black contributes the final piece of our two-part feature on the climatology and hydrology of Scotland. It’s rare to be invited to offer some personal perspectives on matters hydrological, but gives a useful chance to reflect.  It’s almost 20 … Continue reading

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The Climatology of Scotland – four seasons in one day?

Martyn Sunter contributes the first of a two-part feature on the climatology and hydrology of Scotland. Having worked for the Met Office in Scotland since 1994 I have experienced the challenges of monitoring and forecasting our interesting weather and climate. Here … Continue reading

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#FRMis10: Future flood risk management strategies

When the inaugural SNIFFER Flood Risk Management conference was convened in 2005 many of the current approaches to flood risk management were very much in their infancy – if at all conceived. 10 years on and the ‘FRMis10’ conference agenda– … Continue reading

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