Delft-FEWS is a software package developed by Deltares to provide an easy and modular way of setting up operational forecasting systems. Due to the modular approach Delft-FEWS allows you to plug in a wide range of data sources, models and data types. This can all be configured in the Delft-FEWS configuration files.
In the Delft-FEWS Coastal configuration course more advanced features of Delft-FEWS configuration will be explained based on several hands-on exercises and short lectures by Delft-FEWS experts of Deltares. It will continue in the direction of coastal early warning systems, where the Basic configuration course of Delft-FEWS stopped.
Delft-FEWS was originally intended for hydrologists and used for Flood Early Warning. Currently Delft-FEWS is used in over 40 countries over the whole world and has expanded its areas of applicability towards droughts, hydropower, coastal systems, data conversion, shipping, dredging and long term scenario studies.
Aim of the course
After taking this course the participants have a good understanding of the structure of the Delft-FEWS configuration. They are able to implement their own models into Delft-FEWS, set up a basic coastal early warning system and know how to expand this system in the future.
In this course the participants learn:
How to export data from Delft-FEWS to the model
How to run the model from Delft-FEWS
How to import data from the model back into Delft-FEWS
How to visualize gridded and scalar data in a more advanced manner
How to set up transformations in a generic way
How to set up basic validation and surge calculations
Before taking this course the user should be familiar with the basics of Delft-FEWS. Therefore, it is highly recommended (practically mandatory) to take the Delft-FEWS Basic configuration course beforehand.
Furthermore a background in or familiarity with any of the following will be beneficial, however, not essential: