A web-mapping service for the operational monitoring of droughts and the assessment of their impacts.
Technology demonstrated in relevant environment.
Representative model or prototype system, which is well beyond that of TRL 5, is tested in a relevant environment. Represents a major step up in a technology’s demonstrated readiness. Examples include testing a prototype in a high-fidelity laboratory environment or in a simulated operational environment.
- 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. - Relevant outputs presented to scientific-technical target groups (research workshop/conferences, meetings with stakeholders, scientific reports), and media.

How does it work?

infoSequia provides weekly information about the drought status of a region through simple and interactive web-mapping functionalities. The system is integrated by a set of algorithms able to automatically collect satellite data from the cloud, generate state-impact drought indices and bulletins, and feed a web-mapping app from which all the information can be interactively queried and downloaded. The threshold setting-up and validation of the system for each region of interest is reached combining expert knowledge and auxiliary impact assessments and datasets. Different technical solutions (basic- or advanced tool versions) or deployment options (open-standard or restricted-authenticated) can be purchased by customers.

April, 2018
TRL and "Added values" sections updated. Supplementary material uploaded: "InfoSequia at a glance" and poster.