European Windstorms can have substantial socioeconomic impacts. For example, the three windstorms (Anatol, Lothar, Martin) that struck in Dec 1999, windstorm Kyrill in 2007 and windstorm Xynthia in 2010 all inflicted substantial loss of life and damage to property across Europe. Planning for and mitigating these impacts requires detailed knowledge of the severity, location and frequency of European Windstorms. Furthermore, understanding how windstorms may change in the future is critical for adapting to climate change.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together scientists from dynamical meteorology and climatology as well as stakeholders from the insurance and engineering industries to share recent research ideas.
The workshop is a continuation of a series of European storm workshops which started in 2011. The sixth workshop will be held at the University of Reading, 21-23 June 2017. The workshop will be free to attend but will be limited to 100 participants.
1. Understanding the dynamics of European Windstorms2. Predicting European Windstorms from a few hours to a season ahead3. How have European Windstorm varied in the past? And how might they change in the future?4. Assessing and modelling the impacts, damage and losses from European Windstorms5. Improving the links between academia, operational centres and the insurance industry
In addition to plenary talks there will opportunities for small workshop sessions in the meeting. We welcome suggestions for workshop topics where participants feel that there are specific areas where additional discussion would be of benefit.
Deadline for registration: Extended to Friday 12 May 2017