Call for abstracts: Compound event session at EGU2019 organised by DAMOCLES

We are excited to invite submissions to the session "Understanding and modelling compound climate and weather events and their impacts (NH1.3/AS4.49)" at the EGU General Meeting in April 2019. This session, organised by DAMOCLES, aims to bring together climate scientists, impact modellers, statisticians, and stakeholders to discuss Compound Events, share their findings and connect to the … Continue reading Call for abstracts: Compound event session at EGU2019 organised by DAMOCLES

Business travelling in Germany European-wide cooperation on weather extremes

This blog post was written by Minna M. Keinänen-Toivola, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology, Maritime Logistics Research Center and is a copy of the blog post originally posted here. The coronavirus pandemic stopped business travelling in international projects for over one and half years. In international projects, the face-to-face … Continue reading Business travelling in Germany European-wide cooperation on weather extremes

PhD position in data science and the dynamics of multi-hazard risk

Do you want to contribute to the sustainable management of natural hazards? Do you want to work on multi-hazard risk science? And do you want to do this in a team of outstanding water and climate scientists? Then, please apply for this PhD position at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. JOB DESCRIPTION You will work on research … Continue reading PhD position in data science and the dynamics of multi-hazard risk

PhD position in modelling the dynamics of multi-hazard risk

Do you want to contribute to the sustainable management of natural hazards, working on multi-hazard risk science in a team of outstanding water and climate scientists? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. JOB DESCRIPTION You will work on research leading to a PhD thesis on assessing the dynamics of multi-risk due to interactions between different … Continue reading PhD position in modelling the dynamics of multi-hazard risk

Inter-journal Special Issue on compound events

We are happy to announce the inter-journal Special Issue (SI) on compound events in the EGU journals HESS, NHESS, BG and ESD. By including these four journals, this SI will cover research on compound events in a wide range of disciplines within Earth system science.  Compound weather and climate events refer to combinations of multiple … Continue reading Inter-journal Special Issue on compound events

PhD position: Geomorphic hazards and compound events in Africa

Presentation The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) seek for a motivated candidate for a new PhD position. The successful candidate will be advised by Dr. Olivier Dewitte and Dr. François Kervyn from RMCA and Prof. Dr. Wim Thiery from VUB. The research will be carried out in close … Continue reading PhD position: Geomorphic hazards and compound events in Africa

Announcing the Risk KAN: Compound Events networking group

The motivation for the "Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events", a.k.a. the Risk KAN, is that complex, interacting, and poorly understood risks related to extreme weather and climate events endanger the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The KAN is therefore imagined as a hub for sharing ideas and opportunities across … Continue reading Announcing the Risk KAN: Compound Events networking group

Compound Events at AGU Fall Meeting 2019

This December's AGU meeting in San Francisco, USA has (tentatively) several sessions related to compound events: NH013 - Concurrent, Consecutive and Cascading Events: An Emerging Challenge for Risk Assessment and Management of Natural and Natech Hazards (Conveners: A. Sebastian, M de Ruiter, I. Gidaris, J. Mysiak) Welcomes abstracts on concurrent, consecutive and cascading hazard events and their … Continue reading Compound Events at AGU Fall Meeting 2019

Potential effects of climate change on fires in the Balkan area

Guest blog by Milan Gazdic , University of Belgrade (Serbia) In Montenegro, forests and forest land occupy approximately 70% of the territory of the country. Montenegro forests provide many benefits and services to society, including clean water and air, recreation, wildlife habitat, carbon storage, climate regulation, and a variety of forest products. Climate influences the … Continue reading Potential effects of climate change on fires in the Balkan area

First DAMOCLES training school

Guest blog by Natacha Le Grix and Elisabeth Tschumi, Universität Bern, Switzerland What could possibly bring together experts of the copula theory, hydraulic engineers and climate scientists working on extremes like floods and wildfires? Well, the first DAMOCLES Training School on Statistical Modelling of Compound Events. From 23.9-4.10.2019, a group of 23 PhD students and Post-docs … Continue reading First DAMOCLES training school

Dissemination of identification of DAMOCLES Stakeholder Network

DAMOCLES COST Action on Compound Weather Events aims to establish and coordinate a network of previously unconnected communities including climate scientists, hydrologists, impact modelers, risk modelers, statisticians and stakeholders. WG 2 connects the scientific network developed through the Action with a network of stakeholders for whom Compound Events are important in decision-making. One of the … Continue reading Dissemination of identification of DAMOCLES Stakeholder Network