SEAMLESS-WAVE is a developing “SoftwarE infrAstructure for Multi-purpose fLood modElling at variouS scaleS” based on "WAVElets" and their versatile properties. The vision behind SEAMLESS-WAVE is to produce an intelligent and holistic modelling framework, which can drastically reduce iterations in building and testing for an optimal model setting, and in controlling the propagation of model-error due to scaling effects and of uncertainty due statistical inputs.
The need to better forecast and model flooding is of strategic importance to society and science. Policy-makers continue to desire more accurate and comprehensive flood warning maps to issue for public protection against flood events. Hydraulic consultancy and software industry firms still aspire to achieve significantly greater intelligence, reliability, coverage and functionality in their next-generation of hydraulic models, which can particularly obviate manual labour for excessive user iterations in building and running flood models, better control scaling effects due to inter-regional dependencies and more efficiently forecast uncertainty propagation. Aligned with these needs, scientists and engineers across many research communities still seek to develop a modelling framework that is “intelligent” and “holistic”, in the sense of being: