MENLO PARK, Calif. (December 13, 2021) — At the American Geophysical Society’s (AGU) Annual Fall Meeting 2021, several data scientists from One Concern, a resilience analytics firm, will give five separate presentations detailing the company’s latest flood models for Japan.

One Concern will discuss the way advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning models can be paired with the latest in physics and statistics-based models to understand how coastal and riverine flooding events can impact both built and natural environments.

AGU Fall Meeting is the most influential event dedicated to the advancement of Earth and space sciences. Every year, the event brings a diverse community of more than 20,000 scientists, students, journalists, policymakers, organizations, and educators from more than 100 countries for the world’s largest Earth and space science conference.

When: December 14-16, 2021

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana


Feyera Hirpa, Staff Data Scientist

Sam Lamont, Senior Data Scientist, Flood

Zhuo Liu, Staff Data Scientist, Tech Lead & Product Owner

Yi Liu, Senior Data Scientist, Flood

Presentation Schedule:

December 14

  • A scalable approach to riverine levee detection from DEM and land cover maps
    • 14:00 – 16:00, Convention Center – Poster Hall, D-F (livestream)
    • Presenter: Feyera Hirpa, Staff Data Scientist

December 15

  • Simulating compound flooding in Japan with a cloud-based nation-wide modeling system
    • 8:10 – 8:15, Convention Center – Room 267-268 (livestream)
    • Presenter: Zhuo Liu, Staff Data Scientist
  • Simulation of Storm Surge during Typhoon Hagibis, 2019 with a Large-scale Japan-wide Coastal Hydrodynamic Model
    • 11:05 – 11:10, Convention Center – eLightning Theater I (livestream)
    • Presenter: Yi Liu, Senior Data Scientist, Flood
  • An Automatic and Seamless Riverine and Inundation Model Coupling Framework for Scalable Flood Simulation
    • 14:00 – 16:00, Convention Center – Poster Hall, D-F (livestream)
    • Presenter: Sam Lamont, Senior Data Scientist, Flood

December 16

  • A high-resolution river flood prediction system for Japan
    • 14:00 – 15:15, Online Only (livestream)
    • Presenter: Feyera Hirpa, Staff Data Scientist

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About One Concern

At One Concern, we are a climate resilience technology company dedicated to empowering organizations with actionable insights to address the impacts of business disruption caused by disasters. Through our analytics, we enable risk selection, mitigation, pricing, scenario analysis, and risk management. Our mission is to make disasters less disastrous by helping organizations understand and prepare for downtime from physical climate risks. We are committed to providing the world with the tools needed to effectively mitigate and manage downtime from such risks. Learn more about us at