Joint Workshop on Event Definition and Characterisation


SYSTEM-RISK ETN jointly organises with the SPATE (Space-Time Dynamics of Extreme Floods, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (FOR 2416)) consortium a workshop on the definition of extreme flood and storm events.

This workshop will explore different notions of an event by including different perspectives including hydrology, meteorology, insurance and practitioners. It aims to identify a framework for event definition that leads to consistent results across different spatio-temporal scales by addressing questions like: How are extreme events characterised? Which descriptors are useful to differentiated event types?

The workshop will take place from 9-11 July 2018 at Technical University of Vienna