Bluesky 3D maps improve Great Britain’s Future Climate Change Flood Risk model by Ambiental

The FloodFutures map has been created by Ambiental Risk Analytics, and covers the latest river flow, rainfall, storm surge, and climate change predictions, besides addressing all major sources of flooding.

Bluesky 3D maps improve Great Britain’s Future Climate Change Flood Risk model by Ambiental
Bluesky 3D maps improve Great Britain’s Future Climate Change Flood Risk model by Ambiental

Bluesky 3D maps improve Great Britain’s Future Climate Change Flood Risk model by Ambiental

Aerial mapping company Bluesky’s 3D terrain data is being used to upgrade Great Britain’s very first national climate change flood model. The FloodFutures map has been created by Ambiental Risk Analytics, and covers the latest river flow, rainfall, storm surge, and climate change predictions, besides addressing all major sources of flooding.

The map uses Bluesky’s photogrammetrically derived 3D terrain data (Digital Terrain Model/DTM), covering all of England, Scotland, and Wales. Through its insights into future flood hazards, it aims to reduce damage and risk to lives and property.

Rob Carling, the Channel Sales Manager at Ambiental Risk Analytics, told Directions Magazine that in light of the worsening global warming and rising sea levels, the UK is experiencing higher temperatures and varying rainfall patterns, which cause more intense storms, extreme flash flooding, and increasingly frequent droughts. To address the same, the company is expanding its research and development, and the partnership with Bluesky will further help in the creation and promotion of its evolving Climate Suite products.

Part of Ambiental’s Climate Suite, FloodFutures will address all major sources of flooding, including rivers, tidal, and surface water (also known as pluvial flooding). It presents ten flood scenarios, so a quick assessment of risk can be made, in terms of physical infrastructure, environmental features, and population.

Based on UKCP climate predictions, the information provided covers the present day, as well as three different climate scenarios (low, medium, and high emissions) in three future periods (2020s, 2050s, and 2080s).

Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky International, also applauded the company’s continued partnership with Ambiental. She further added that by combining the latest and most accurate terrain mapping with Ambiental’s advanced modelling software and techniques, the company would be able to continue offering the best intelligence for flood risk assessments.

The FloodFutures data and the Ireland Flood Map data will soon be available for viewing, purchase, and download, from Bluesky’s online Mapshop.