Workshop on storm surge studies with EO data - an opportunity for coastal altimetry
Storm surges are one of the most deadly natural hazards, affecting both rich and poor countries. Satellite Earth Observation (EO) data -- including of course coastal altimetry -- have an important role to play in storm surge modelling and forecasting, yet they are not currently being used to its full potential. The eSurge project aims to increase the uptake of EO data, both by providing easy access to relevant data and by demonstrating their usefulness.
A Workshop in Copenhagen on Sept 10-11, 2012 will review progress and coastal altimetry is expected to be one of the highlights -- see the Agenda here.