Namibian Early Flood Warning SensorWeb Pilot Project

The picture above depicts the floods in Namibia in 2009 and some of the work to build the Flood SensorWeb Early Warning System pilot project via an international partnership between NASA, UN-Spider, Namibia Department of Hydrology, Canadian Space Agency, Ukraine Space Research Institute, DLR (Germany) and others. A keynote presentation describing this effort was made to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Public Interoperability Day at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring on June 23, 2010 entitled " NASA SensorWeb and OGC Standards for Disaster Management" is available here. Also, you can download another similar flood sensorweb experiment conducted in Austrialia. Click here to download presentation.

We created an intial mashup experimental webpage for the Namibian Flood Early Warning SensorWeb pilot with the various measurements and satellite images integrated for easy access. This is still a work in progress but can be viewed and manipulated at:

Namibian Early Flood Warning SensorWeb Active Pilot Web Page

Flood monitoring using Envisat/ASAR Imagery and In-situ Observations within Namibian SensorWeb Project. Click here to download presentaton.

EO-1 Flyover Movie Clip at 10m resolution of a Flooded Lake Liambezi in Namibia, Africa for April 9, 2009.

Formosat satellite, high resolution(2 m)  image flyover of flooded Lake Liambez Movie Clip in Namibia for April 5, 2010 and May 2, 2010.

“The Namibian Flood Early Warning SensorWeb effort was described in the Federal Computer Weekly Article from the March 5, 2010 issue entitled, “Geospatial apps help temper Mother Nature's fury” which can be found at:

To download a presentation made at AGU 2011 in San Francisco, CA on the Namibian Flood Early Warning Pilot click here."