Geospatial information for flood analysis in Sri Lanka in support of World Bank's Climate Resilience Improvement Project

Posted on - Han Tambuyzer
VaeSSA or “VAE for Sri Lanka: a Satellite-based flood Analysis” supports the World Bank and Sri Lankan authorities through satellite based EO products in the context of climate risk mitigation.

VaeSSA or “VAE for Sri Lanka: a Satellite-based flood Analysis” supports the World Bank and Sri Lankan authorities through satellite based EO products in the context of climate risk mitigation. It is carried out by nazka mapps and RSS in the frame of the eoworld2 programme, funded by the European Space Agency, in support of the World Bank's "Climate Resilience Improvement Project for Sri Lanka".

The interactive web map of VaeSSA gives you a nice overview of the main results of the VaeSSA-project. You can check the flood signature for some historical floods or zoom into the details of the Land Use / Land Cover map. Click the different ‘Point of Interests’ markers to get more contextual information or remarkable results. nazka mapps chooses maximally for open source/data. Also in VaeSSA the products and the interactive map are developed open source (resp. GRASS GIS & Leaflet). 

On request of the European Space Agency the nice project results were presented in Rome (Italy) on an international climate conference on the use of satellite data. Special attention was paid to the map story of VæSSA. The latter combines 2 powerful communication tools: “maps” and “storytelling”.



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