The MI-SAFE Educational level services

The MI-SAFE Educational level services include data and OS modelling products at global scale, but also the scientific basis behind our products and services (‘the science behind the MI-SAFE package’ and a set of methodological videos explaining how to perform in-situ measurements to produce similar products with our scientific standards (‘FAST methodological videos’).

Our global scale products are available for sites different to FAST study cases. For the Educational level, the MI-SAFE viewer uses online global maps of water depth, elevation, and vegetation coverage derived from space-borne sensors, and with wave and storm surge conditions derived from global ocean models.

The MI-SAFE Educational level service provides answers to questions about wave attenuation and crest height reduction over the foreshore, displaying the wave transformation along cross-shore profiles and providing detailed context maps. This output is generated from global open data layers, limiting quality and resolution of the outputs. The MI-SAFE viewer provides users with easy access to the global open data layers. The main value of this service is that it offers a first indication of the presence and potential flood risk reduction effects of foreshores anywhere across the globe, including data scarce regions. The purpose of this service is to give a preliminary evaluation of areas where foreshore vegetation may be contributing to coastal defence.

Example of MI-SAFE Educational level service. Combination of elevation, tidal range, wave height and vegetation presence layers to estimate areas where foreshore vegetation has a potential contribution to reduce flood risk in Europe. All these layers are available via the MI-SAFE viewer. All these layers are available via the Global Base Maps of the MI-SAFE viewer at the MI-SAFE GeoNetwork CSW catalogue.