Bucharest, Romania – 8 to 12 May 2023

11th European Conference on Severe Storms

Welcome to the official ECSS2023 web page.

Retrospect to ECSS2019 Conference (Photo: Thomas Schreiner, ESSL. CC license: BY-SA)

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Conference programme

Here you will later find a link to the programme.


Conference registration will open in October 2023.

Registration for the ECSS2023 will be possible via the Copernicus Conference Registration Service.

On site registration desk – opening hours at ECSS venue during the conference:
Sun 15:00 – 20:00
Mon 08:00 – 18:00
Tue – Fri starting at 08:30 until end of scientific programme

Presentation formats

  • Screen format of oral presentations: 16:9 (preferred) or 4:3
  • Powerpoint .ppt or .pptx or .pdf possible
  • Poster size: A0 (84 by 119 cm) in portrait orientation

Side-events and social programme

Monday Wednesday
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Evening: t.b.d.

Venue, Lodging and Travel to Bucharest

The 11th edition of the European Conference on Severe Storms will take place in the very centre of Bucharest. We will present the venue in October 2023.

Depending on your preferences and budget you can in choose from a wide selection of hotels and other accomodation types, as Bucharest is a main tourist and business destination. “Special Conference Offers” quite frequently turn out to be fake. Therefore we refrain from such a list and kindly ask you to book via your preferred booking portal or directly with the hotel of your choice, which may be even better.

Bucharest can be reached by plane, bus, train and car. We will provide detailed travel information later this year.


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):

1. Convective storm and tornado dynamics
2. Numerical modelling of storms, storm-scale data assimilation
3. Impact of storms on society, impact mitigation and early warning systems
4. Flash floods
5. Forecasting and nowcasting of storms
6. Severe weather forecaster training
7. Satellite studies of storms and their environment
8. Radar studies of storms and their environment
9. Storm microphysics, electrification, lightning and hail
10. Storm climatology, risk assessments and relation to climate change
11. Collection of storm data, historical events and damage assessments

Local Organizing Partner, Sponsor, Weather Forecast

The ECSS2023 is organized by ESSL and its local organizing partner Meteo Romania.

The main sponsor of the ECSS2023 is

In addition, the ECSS is kindly supported by the European Meteorological Society.