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

Workshop summary: Challenges of linking climate and disaster data to improve the study of compound climate and extreme events

by Khalil Teber, PhD candidate at the university of Leipzig in the RSC4Earth group The 23rd and 24th of February, I organized an online workshop about disaster impact data, and how they could be jointly used with climate data to further improve our understanding of extreme events. Participants from different backgrounds took part in the … Continue reading Workshop summary: Challenges of linking climate and disaster data to improve the study of compound climate and extreme events

Atmospheric mechanisms triggering concurrent drought and heat wave events in summer over northeastern Brazil

Guest blog by Hakki BaltaciTechnical University of Gebze, Turkey Variations and atmospheric bottom mechanisms triggering simultaneous drought and heat wave events is a phenomenon of natural origin that affects approximately 1.5 billion people and is responsible for one third of all impacts of natural disasters. The Northeast of Brazil (NEB) is one of the regions … Continue reading Atmospheric mechanisms triggering concurrent drought and heat wave events in summer over northeastern Brazil

Commitment of stakeholders – magic or an everyday practice?

Interreg Baltic Sea Region project NOAH, one of the COST DAMOCLES pilot projects, has worked closely with stakeholders to protect the Baltic Sea from compound events in flooding. NOAH’s task is transnational and requires engaging people in all areas. Blog post written by:Minna M. Keinänen-Toivola, Hanna RissanenSatakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland Stakeholders, a term … Continue reading Commitment of stakeholders – magic or an everyday practice?

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