The Drought & Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS) project is part of the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme, a five year, £152 million programme designed to provide a sustainable, economic or societal benefit to undeveloped nations and developing economies, by using UK organisations’ space knowledge, expertise and capability.
The primary objective of the DFMS is to minimise the impacts caused by extreme weather events by improving the guidance provided to Uganda’s agricultural, water management and disaster risk reduction sectors.
The DFMS Early Warning Platform combines weather and hydrological forecasting with Earth Observation products, to provide information at a range of temporal and spatial scales. The project uses an innovative, open-source Early Warning Platform deployed in the cloud. The flexible platform will provide a wide range of outputs such as historical monitoring data, forecasts, hazard maps and early warning alerts.