Research Projects

ESSL performs severe weather research within several projects funded by third parties:

These include(d):

ARCS – Analysis of Changes of Risk of Convective Storms in Europe

Funded by: German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Munich Re
Project Partner: Munich Re
Amount: EUR 323 000 (BMBF contribution)
Duration: 2016 – 2018 (3 years)

STEPCLIM – Second Phase – Evaluation and Predictability of Severe Thunderstorms in Climate Models

Funded by: German Ministry of Education and Research and Munich Re
Amount: EUR 271 000
Duration: 2015 – 2018 (3 years)
Project Website: http://www.fona-miklip.de/research/miklip-ii-miklip-second-phase/module-e-evaluation/e-wp7-stepclim/

RAIN – Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks In Response to Extreme Weather

Subject: Risk Analysis of Critical Infrastructure in response to Extreme Weather
Funded by: European Union, 7th Framework Programme
Amount: EUR 345 000
Duration: 2014 – 2017 (3 years)
ESSL website on RAIN
Project Website: http://rain-project.eu

STEPCLIM – First Phase

Funded by: German Ministry of Education and Research
Amount: EUR 389 000
Duration: 2011 – 2015 (4 years)
Subject: Severe thunderstorm evaluation and predictability in climate models
Project Website: http://www.fona-miklip.de/en/350.php

TORNeustadt

Funded by: City of Wiener Neustadt
Duration: 2012 – 2013 (1 year)
Subject: Re-investigation of the historical Wiener Neustadt tornado of 1916 (35 people died)
Project summary (in German): 20130228_TORNeustadt_Abschlussbericht_final (PDF, 3 MB)

Brochure on guidelines for optimum behaviour in case of a tornado (in German): PDF, 3 MB

EWENT – Extreme Weather Impacts on European Networks of Transport

Project Website: http://ewent.vtt.fi/

RegioExakt

Project Website: http://www.pa.op.dlr.de/RegioExAKT/