ECSS 2015

Welcome to the ECSS 2015 web page.

NEW! Uploaded presentation files

You can find PDF files of oral and (some) poster presentations can now be accessed through the Copernicus Conference Programme. Select a session, a presentation, and click on the “Presentation” link to access the file.

NEW! Extended Abstract Submission and Registration

The deadline for Extended Abstract submission has now been extended to 15 December. It is now possible upload a PDF file that includes figures:

Click here to submit an Extended Abstract to the conference

NEW! Publication support / special issue

There is a budget available to support the cost of publications on topics presented at the ECSS in peer-reviewed journals with a liberal open access policy (AMS policy, or open access). Those who want to apply for this support should send their manuscript and a motivation for the need of the support to the Scientific Programme Committee of ECSS at:


Programme and venue

Conference Programme

Name and address of the venue are: 

Sparkassensaal, Neunkirchner Strasse 17, 2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria

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Information Material (PDF files)


The scope of the conference covers all aspects of severe convective storms. Researchers, operational forecasters, and risk and emergency managers are invited to submit contributions. In light of the global relevance of the conference themes, participants from all over the world are encouraged to attend. These are the conference topics (and tentative session titles):

  • Convective storm and tornado dynamics
  • Numerical modelling of storms, storm-scale data assimilation
  • Impact of storms on society and impact mitigation
  • Convective storms within extratropical, Mediterranean and tropical cyclones
  • Floods and flash floods
  • Forecasting and nowcasting of severe weather
  • Severe weather forecast training
  • Satellite studies of storms and their environment
  • Radar studies of storms
  • Storm electrification, lightning, microphysics and hail
  • Storm climatologies, risk assessments and climate change
  • Collection of storm data, historical events and damage assessments

Social Events

Information on social events offered at the conference can be found here.

Related Events and Sidemeetings

In the week immediately after the ECSS, there will a training event organized in Wiener Neustadt by ESSL, the seminar “Forecasting Severe Convection I” by Chuck Doswell. You can take travel advantage by combining both activities. More information about the seminar can be found here.

On Sunday evening before the ECSS Prof. David Schultz offers a free workshop for all participants interested in improving their conference papers for publication in the ECSS special issue: Workshop: Publishing Your Conference Presentation. Please register to this event via the regular registration tool, the number of available seats is limited!

If you intend to organize a side-meeting at the ECSS, please contact us via email:


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