InfoSequia (www.infosequia.eu) is a site- and user-tailored Monitoring IT-toolbox for the operational monitoring of drought properties, and the forecasting of drought persistence and potential impacts (under development). This is done through the combination of weather information (including weather forecasts), satellite-based data and hydrological/water-allocation modelling outputs, and their deployment through web-mapping or SaaS technologies.
System complete and qualified.
Technology has been proven to work in its final form and under expected conditions. In almost all cases, this TRL represents the end of true system development. Examples include developmental test and evaluation (DT&E) of the system in its intended weapon system to determine if it meets design specifications.
Testing plan completed
The testing plan and the BRIGAID’s Testing Innovation Framework (TIF) has been rightly applied and finished. The TRL of the innovation has been effectively reached.
- Prototype founded and formulated. Data algorithms and communication functionalities fully integrated, validated and tested in a computing-desktop environment: A comprehensive-beta prototype is ready (www.infosequia.eu). Technical effectiveness tested through computing risk assessments (by coupling the monitoring system to a Water Allocation Simulation Tool) - Operational implementation at a real case in Colombia (Cauca River Basin) as part of the regional Water Management and Information Centre. Flexibility demonstrated through its integration with other technologies (HERMANA solution) - Relevant outputs presented to scientific-technical target groups (research workshop/conferences, meetings with stakeholders, scientific reports), and media.

How does it work?

As a whole, InfoSequia is integrated by 4 tools: 1) Operational Surveillance and Monitoring Tool, 2) Operational Hydrological Forecasting and Simulation Tool, 3) Strategic Risk Assessment Tool, and 4) Web-based Communication Tool. Originally, InfoSequia reports agricultural and vegetative drought indices based on satellite information, but if required, modelling tools (hydrological modelling, and/or dynamic system modelling) can be also coupled to the sytem to increase the capabilities to provide hydrological drought and water-scarcity indices, or drought forecasts. In its current form, InfoSequia provides drought indices which inform on the current status of greenness vegetation and land surface temperature at different timescale resolutions and spatial aggregations. It consists of a set of fully-integrated algorithms written under an open-source multisource GIS-programming environment (Phyton, QGIS-GDAL, and R languages). The system runs on FutureWater’s computing facilities, and it depends on external “data providers” from which satellite indicators (and/or weather forecasting information) are collected. InfoSequía outputs can be deployed and delivered to clients through a shared ftp, or a Software as a Service (SaaS) (e.g. shinyapps.io. by RStudio, or HydroNET by Hydrologic). The InfoSequia programming code has been optimimally designed to be run in a fast and secure way, and to minimize runtime errors.

April, 2018
TRL and "Added values" sections updated. Supplementary material uploaded: "InfoSequia at a glance" and poster.
November, 2019
- Testing plan approved - Description and TRL updated (from 6 to 8)