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Introducing… Fernando Mainardi Fan

Introducing… Fernando Mainardi Fan

For the first ‘Introducing…’ blog post I invited Fernando Mainardi Fan to introduce himself and his work to the HEPEX community. I first met Fernando after the fantastic talk and poster he presented at EGU this year, and I’m pleased that he agreed to answer my questions! Liz: Hello! Can you introduce yourself in a couple of sentences? Fernando: Hello! My name is Fernando Mainardi Fan and I am a PhD student at the Hydraulic Research Institute (IPH) from UFRGS,…

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HEPEX and early-career scientists

HEPEX and early-career scientists

We hope that HEPEX continues to grow, and for that to happen we obviously need to ensure that early career scientists are encouraged to join and become active members of the HEPEX community. Being part of a community has benefits to the early-career scientist; it increases the exposure and visibility of their work, and also helps them to understand the wider-context of their research. This, as well as networking with more established scientists put them in a better position when applying for jobs. Gaining a…

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Developing HEPS for humanitarian action

Developing HEPS for humanitarian action

Contributed by Liz Stephens Within the HEPEX community I’m sure we would all like to see our research and forecasting efforts contributing to better preparedness before disasters; hopefully saving lives and livelihoods. We also know that in many situations our forecast models have seen a flood coming well in advance. But for many disasters, a good forecast has not led to anything more than humanitarian organisations spreading the word that something is imminent, whereas many might hope that aid could…

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Happy birthday to GloFAS!

Happy birthday to GloFAS!

Contributed by Liz Stephens and Florian Pappenberger The Global Flood Awareness System celebrates its 3rd birthday today; it began running on a pre-operational basis at ECMWF on July 4th 2011. While the system hasn’t had much focussed developmental support since its birth, various people have been keeping an eye on it while they have been looking after its older sibling, EFAS. The birth of the Global Floods Partnership in 2014 will mean that GloFAS is developing its own friendship group,…

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#HEPEX at EGU2014

#HEPEX at EGU2014

At the 2014 General Assembly of the EGU, our dedicated team of HEPEX enthusiasts will give a live report of HEPEX related sessions and presentations. All Tweets that include the #hepex hashtag will be displayed on this page. Feel free to contribute by Tweeting what you see and hear! Tweets about “#hepex”