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

Workshop on physical modeling supporting a “storyline approach”

While narratives or storylines have been used for decades in social sciences and beyond (e.g. RCPs, SSPs, economic risk assessment), the concept of analyzing and communicating high-impact weather extreme events in the climate change context via storylines has recently gained quite some popularity in the climate modeling community. Storylines are also a useful way to … Continue reading Workshop on physical modeling supporting a “storyline approach”

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

1st DAMOCLES Working Group meeting

Goals: Establish membership of each DAMOCLES participant to at least one of the 5 WGs Compile roadmap (“mission statement”) for each WG to reach WG deliverables and DAMOCLES objectives Assign tasks for 2nd Grant Period (GP, 1.5.19-30.4.20) (training schools, conference organization, data collection, etc.) Create “compound event community” Link: Prague Information Link: Agenda

Official start of the COST Action on ‘Understanding and modeling compound climate and weather events (DAMOCLES)’

Yesterday was the official start of the COST Action DAMOCLES (also see our post from the 3rd of May). The kick off meeting in Brussels hosted representatives from almost all 28 countries taking part in this network Action, which facilitates the compound event community to join forces and tackle the challenges of compounding extreme weather and … Continue reading Official start of the COST Action on ‘Understanding and modeling compound climate and weather events (DAMOCLES)’

New COST Action DAMOCLES approved

On 13 April 2018 the COST Committee of Senior Officials has approved the COST Action UnDerstanding And Modeling cOmpound CLimate and weather EventS, in short, DAMOCLES. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which outlines the planned activities, went online today. COST Actions are flexible, fast, effective and efficient networking instruments to cooperate and coordinate nationally funded … Continue reading New COST Action DAMOCLES approved