11 April 2013

RainGain at EGU 2013: X-band radar technologies innovate rainfall observation and flood prevention in cities

Text and photos by Rosa Vicari / École des Ponts ParisTech

The progress and future developments of the RainGain project have been presented at the EGU General Assembly, the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 11,000 scientists from all over the world. Chaired by daniel Schertzer (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) the meeting has been held in the framework of the Hydrology Sessions and has been an important opportunity of discussion and exchange with the partners of the European project "FP7 Smartest",  as well as with Venkatachalam Chandraekar from the CASA experiment (US), which have important links with RainGain.

From the 8th to the 12th of April, RainGain has been mentioned during several EGU events by Daniel Schertzer, Auguste Gires (poster and pico presentation) the from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Abdellah Ichiba from Conseil général du Val-de-Marne, Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis from TU Delft, Patrick Willems from KU Leuven and Rosa Vicari (oral presentation), communication officer of RainGain. 


EGU - European Geosciences Union, is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the geosciences and the planetary and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. It is a non-profit international union of scientists with over 12,500 members from all over the world.The EGU has a current portfolio of 14 diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open-access format, and organises a number of topical meetings, and education and outreach activities.