Launch of Eco:Actuary – a natural capital global flood model

Event posted by ambiotek
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - 9:30 to 16:30 (Europe/Brussels)
Department of Geography, Kings College London, Bush House North East Wing 40 Aldwych London WC2B 4BG

The H2020 NAIAD (Nature Insurance Value and Demonstration) project team in the Department of Geography at King’s College London and AmbioTEK are pleased to announce the launch of Eco:Actuary.

Eco:Actuary is a new, freely available spatial probabilistic flood risk model that creates on-demand flood risk, flood mitigation and damage estimate maps for current conditions or scenarios for climate, land use and land management anywhere in the world. Eco:Actuary users can easily understand current spatial risk geographies and explore how changes to land-use, climate and the presence of green or grey mitigation infrastructure affect flood risk. The model builds on our framework for spatial policy support systems and provides data for application at local to national scales for anywhere in the world. Users can also upload their own spatial datasets.

Eco:Actuary is the first model to spatially assess the role of natural capital in flood risk mitigation and to combine a web-based modelling platform with spatial data with in-field connected sensors for facilitating global application with local accuracy and relevance. Eco:Actuary works alongside the //Smart: system of intelligent sensors. These are low cost, DIY, web connected sensor systems capable of cheaply and effectively assessing the impact of natural capital, nature-based solution and natural flood management interventions in the field.  The hardware connects to a series of online tools for localising Eco:Actuary outputs, effectiveness assessment of interventions or early warning. Sign up at EventBrite here

You will learn:

  • How to run the Eco:Actuary for current, climate change and land use change scenarios including Nature based solutions to flood mitigation

  • How to deploy low cost FreeStations and use the //Smart: tools to analyse the effectiveness of Natural flood mitigation (NFM) structures

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730497