|Service:||Conceptualization and technical design of the software and the data management, software development, precipitation-runoff model integration|
|Duration:||2004 - 2011|
|Technology:||Eclipse 3.0, GML, Observation & Measurement (Open Geospatial Consortium), Apache Tomcat, Java Webservices, LDAP, XML (DocBook, xsltproc), deegree GIS|
After the catastrophic impact of the floods in August 2002 the State of Saxony-Anhalt decided to establish a modern flood forecasting center (HVZ). The HVZ is assigned the task to monitor the spatio-temporal processes of floods and deduce forecasts of flood events on this basis.
BCE in collaboration with the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg has designed and implemented a software solution for this flood forecasting system. This forecasting system is based on a central data repository, it will enable the staff of the HVZ to compute rapidly flood forecasts for all catchment areas in Saxony-Anhalt. The flood prediction models of the rivers Bode and Ilse (Thiele + Büttner Ingenieurgemeinschaft GbR) as well as Saale (GFE Consult GmbH) are already implemented into this system.
The Flood Forecasting system is based on the KalypsoBASE framework which is a development based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (www.eclipse.org). Persistent application of data modeling standards from the Open Geospatial Consortium (e.g. GML) enables users to access various embedded numeric flood forecasting models via GIS functionalities and to depict simulation results in a geographical context. An easy integration of new flood prediction models using data such as time series repositories, external GIS data into the flood forecasting system is supported by a plug-in mechanism. Among others, the time series management system WISKI (Kisters AG) has been implemented using this mechanism.