Definition of content and presentation of eGAFOR

The partners have agreed that eGAFOR will be interactive web based product intended primarily for use on mobile devices. Users shall access eGAFOR product via the www.egafor.eu website.

Content of eGAFOR

The eGAFOR product will be a graphical 6 hours forecast divided into three 2-hours intervals. For each time interval it will present user-friendly impact forecast on routes. Impact forecasts shall depend on meteorological forecasts and relation between these forecasts is defined in “Report on defined forecasting criteria for individual MET elements”.

eGAFOR product will consist of:

Probability classes

In order to meet user request to include probability in the eGAFOR forecast, each forecast MET element (meteorological phenomenon) shall have a corresponding probability of occurrence. The probabilities shall be grouped into three probability classes:

LOW = 10 –  30%

MEDIUM = 30 – 70 %

HIGH = above 70 %

Meteorological forecast

For each time interval of the eGAFOR forecast, each forecast MET element (meteorological phenomenon) shall be entered as a polygon defined by a probability of occurrence and severity or category of the phenomenon. If a MET element is not forecast in the time interval or is not significant, no corresponding polygon shall be entered.

Impact forecast

To make a forecast understandable to users, the eGAFOR system should translate meteorological forecast into impact (state of the route) shown in “traffic-light” colors*. The impact shall be divided into four states:

The relation between forecasted MET elements and impact is shown in the Report on defined forecasting criteria for individual MET elements.

*Colors may be subject to change during the defining of the Technical requirements.