Pilot Projects

DARE Pilot Projects

DARE has funded a number of small pilot projects. A description of progress in these projects to December 2019 is given in the following blog posts. There are a number of papers in preparation, in review or published.

Investigation of the ability of the renewed UK operational weather radar network to provide accurate real-time rainfall estimates for improved flood warnings.

by Dr RobThompson and Prof Anthony Illingworth, Dept of Meteorology, University of Reading


SeriousGeoGames – Inundation Street- Flood Warning Video

by Chris Skinner – Research Fellow, Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull & BetaJester Ltd

Merging SAR-derived flood footprints with flood hazard maps for improved urban flood mapping

contributors: David Mason (University of Reading), John Bevington (JBA), Sarah Dance (University of Reading), Beatriz Revilla-Romero (JBA), Richard Smith (JBA), Sanita Vetra-Carvalho (University of Reading), Hannah Cloke (University of Reading).


A Toolkit for Community-Based Flood Monitoring

by Elizabeth Lewis, Geoff Parkin, Tessa Gough, Newcastle University

Particle Filters for Flood Forecasting  (PFFF)

A collaboration between: Dr Renaud Hostache, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST); Professors Nancy K Nichols and Peter Jan vanLeeuwen, University of Reading; Ms Concetta di Mauro, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)


Data-assimilation of crowdsourced weather stations for urban heat and water studies in Birmingham as a testbed

Part of the research will be a verification by ground truth observations of the BUCL observational network. Professor Lee Chapman, University of Birmingham will assist in this. All of the work will be executed by Sytse Koopmans with supervision of Gert-Jan Steeneveld, Wageningen University & Research (WUR)