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7th European Windstorm Workshop (Oct. 2018)

A major source of natural hazards, mid-latitude storms have devastating socio-economic impacts. Yet the processes involved in their intensification and generation of disastrous impacts such as wind damages and flooding are not fully understood. Initiated in 2011, the European Windstorm Workshop aims at bringing together dynamical meteorologists, climatologists, statisticians, stakeholders and risk model developers from insurance and engineering consultant companies. Thereby, these interdisciplinary workshops try to bridge state-of-the-art breakthroughs in sciences to the practical implementation in risk modeling.

The 7th European Windstorm Workshop will take place at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, at “Campus South” (University) from October 10th to 12th, 2018. The workshop will be free to attend but will be limited to 100 participants.


  1. Dynamics of European windstorms
  2. Predictability from weather to sub-seasonal timescales
  3. Decadal variability and long-term climate change
  4. Windstorm risk studies and insurance collaborations

In addition to plenary talks, breakout discussions will take place in smaller groups during the workshop. Please suggest discussion topics of interest in the form below (e.g., common issues between weather and climate scales, knowledge transfer from academia to industry, …).

Workshop Details

The workshop will be held 10-12 October 2018 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus South (University), building 30.22 (Physik-Flachbau; see map below). The nearest airports for long-distance visitors are Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden: How to Reach Karlsruhe by Plane

Map of KIT Campus South

Additional Information

The workshop is sponsored by the AXA Research Fund and by the Transregional Collaborative Research Center SFB / TRR 165 "Waves to Weather" funded by the German Research Foundation

We have pre-reserved a number of rooms in hotels Kübler and Avisa in Karlsruhe. Further information will follow per E-Mail.

Workshop Organization

The local organizers of the workshop are Joaquim Pinto, Florian Pantillon and Patrick Ludwig.


The program is available for download: Program, Orals, Posters, and Participants.