Interaction with end users has been an integral part of the flood application's development since its inception. At each stage, professionals in the flooding and emergency response sectors have been approached to provide feedback and input into the evolution of the working demonstrator application.
In May 2010 a small workshop was held at the university of Southampton to showcase the first iteration of the flood warning application. A number of key organisations from the area were in attendance:
- Channel Coastal Observatory
- Associated British Ports
- The Environment Agency
- The Coastal Defence Partnership of Portsmouth, Havant and Gosport
Two organisations in the UK expressed a particular interest in the outcomes of work package 7 and were invited to suggest particular scenarios in which they could use the application. The coastal flood emergency scenario was explored in detail with the Coastal Defence Partnership. Associated British Ports demonstrated their interest in the application in relation to the control of shipping movements around the Solent region.
Cycle of stakeholder engagement in SSG4ENV