RAIN Workshop: climate change and weather modelling
The workshop on Climate Change and Weather Modelling, which took place in Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) on 9th November 2015, provided a platform to discuss the most probable extreme climatological phenomena affecting European infrastructure.
The workshop involved the participation of 58 attendees, including a broad range of critical infrastructure professionals, including academics, infrastructural managers and consultants, from the sectors of transportation, communication and energy.
The event culminated in a panel discussion involving both the event presenters and interested stakeholders. This discussion assessed the impact of extreme weather and forecasting on disaster response planning, the selection of mitigation measures to combat impacts of a changing climate, and suggested the next steps in disseminating the findings of the RAIN project to the relevant decision makers across Europe.
Here you can download the presentations made during the workshop:
- An overview of RAIN project – Alan O’Connor, coordinator of RAIN project
- Weather extremes in Ireland: recent examples and influence of climate change – Ray Mc Grath (Met Eireann – The Irish Meteorological Service)
- Changes in severe winter events and forest fire danger in Europe with implication for critical infrastructure – Andrea Vajda (Finnish Meteorological Institute)
- Heavy precipitation in Europe – Katrin Nissen (Institut für Meteorologie, FUB)
- Extreme river discharges and storm surges in Europe – Dominik Paprotny (Delft University of Technology)
- A detailed review of severe weather warning systems in Europe – Alois M. Holzer (European Europe Severe Storms Laboratory)
- Predictability of European windstorms – Nico Becker (Institut für Meteorologie, FUB)
- Modelling severe thunderstorm risk in Europe – Tomas Pucik (European Severe Storms Laboratory)
- Assessing the impact of extreme weather events for single mode failures – Donya Hajializadeh (Roughan & O’Donovan Innovative Solutions)