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Get your flood modelling results

in hours not days

Seamlessly integrated with Flood Modeller, Flood Cloud is an innovative service that enables you to run your model simulations in the cloud. It empowers users to run compute-intensive simulations faster, at greater scale, and more cost effectively than ever before.

Key facts

  • Accelerates running large numbers of simulations, providing results fast

  • Allows greater analysis enabling improved calibration and a better understanding of uncertainty

  • Allows more options to be assessed enabling better designs

  • Seamlessly integrated within Flood Modeller's intuitive user interface

  • A fully automated solution that manages the entire process at the click of a button

  • Doesn’t require a Flood Modeller licence (fees include access to the software)

  • Multiple user accounts can be established for different offices or projects

Until recently the required outputs from flood modelling were typically selected water levels and flood extents from a handful of simulations. Now, a much richer set of results are required, perhaps covering ten or more annual exceedance probabilities, with various climate change scenarios and a range of flood management options. This, together with the move towards detailed 2D modelling, has resulted in a step change in the computational resources needed to undertake flood modelling.

Flood Cloud provides the solution by providing an infinitely scalable resource pool of on-demand processors and software licences. Once you have set up your model locally, you can send it for processing on high performance hardware in the cloud directly from within Flood Cloud. If your simulations are grouped together you can instantly start all of these runs concurrently on dedicated machines.

“Flood Cloud enabled our project team to run approximately 100 simulations in just two days, instead of 70. The time savings enabled us to build more precise models with better and more accurate model calibration”

Alastair Worsley | Senior Civil Engineer

Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure

Flood Cloud allows you to do so much more. You can run a model with multiple parameters to better understand uncertainty, whilst improving confidence and model suitability, or improve calibration through greater exploration of parameter values. It allows you to run multiple design options to help you optimise design parameters or scale up your processing power and move from deterministic event-based analysis to probabilistic analysis and continuous simulation.

Empower your team with Flood Cloud

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Access high performance hardware on-demand, allowing you to unlock the full potential of your software by running more concurrent simulations.

Access high performance hardware on-demand, allowing you to unlock the full potential of your software by running more concurrent simulations.

Quicker results

Quicker results

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Don't be restricted to modelling single storm events. Run hundreds of scenarios  at once to obtain greater analysis and confidence in your results.

Don't be restricted to modelling single storm events. Run hundreds of scenarios  at once to obtain greater analysis and confidence in your results.

Greater analysis

Greater analysis

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Perfect for organisations with growing or fluctuating project demands. Simply scale up your processing capacity with a click of a button.

Perfect for organisations with growing or fluctuating project demands. Simply scale up your processing capacity with a click of a button.

Flexibility

Flexibility

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Accessible when you need it, at any time, from anywhere in the world - your projects can continue to run beyond your regular working day.

Accessible when you need it, at any time, from anywhere in the world - your projects can continue to run beyond your regular working day.

Available 24/7

Available 24/7

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Hosted by Google Cloud, it is not prone to in-house IT challenges. It provides a secure platform, ensuring your data and personal details are safe.

Hosted by Google Cloud, it is not prone to in-house IT challenges. It provides a secure platform, ensuring your data and personal details are safe.

Reliable and secure

Reliable and secure

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Our flexible pay-as-you-go pricing structure makes it even easier for you to plan, manage and deliver your projects.

Our flexible pay-as-you-go pricing structure makes it even easier for you to plan, manage and deliver your projects.

Cost effective

Cost effective

Newton Stewart flood defence scheme, Scotland

Flood Cloud enabled more than 300 Flood Modeller simulations (1D-2D linked model) to be completed in just a few hours. Processing time was reduced from 31 days to 2.5 hours, significantly reducing the programme and cut costs for the project.

Keadby pumping station appraisal, England

Flood Cloud enabled more than 100 simulations to be completed in two days instead of 70 days. This significant saving enabled the modellers to build more precise models with better and more accurate calibration and investigate more scenarios to gain greater confidence in their design solution.