ORONO — Some cutting edge research is being done to help predict and track flood damage through artificial intelligence.
A coalition of scientists, including one from the University of Maine, is developing a program that could identify and predict areas that are the most susceptible to flood damage almost 48 hours in advance.
“So it’s a big project. The vision is really like to kind of make flood forecasts as simple and as accurate as weather forecast,” said UMaine Associate Professor of Spatial Informatics Tosten Hahmann.
The University of Cincinnati is the leading developer, backed by $6 million from the National Science Foundation.
Hahmann said the group is looking to get the first prototype out next year to show the interface someone would see while accessing the information…