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PROGRAM 25th June 2015

8h30-9h00

REGISTRATION + POSTER POSTING

9h00-9h30

OPENING

 

The Challenge of facing weather-induced hazards at European Scale in the XXI century.

Juha Auvinen (DG ECHO)


Michael Staudinger (Director of ZAMG)


Taito Vainio (DRS Finnish MoI)


Dick Blaauboer (EUMETNET)


Philippe Quevauviller (DG HOME)


Luca Rossi (UN ISDR)

 

THE RELEVANCE OF THE COOPERATION AT EUROPEAN LEVEL

Chairperson: Daniel Sempere-Torres (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

9h30–9h45

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 implications for a better weather-induced emergency management.

Luca Rossi (UN ISDR)

09h45-10h00

Activities and responsibilities of EUMETNET and its members in European cooperation on anticipating rainfall-induced hazards.

Dick Blaauboer (EUMETNET)

10h00-10h15

Coordination of the European warnings: the experience of METEOALARM.

Michael Staudinger (METEOALARM Chair and Director of ZAMG)

10h15-10h30

QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION

10h30-11h30

POSTER SESSION With Coffee

 

THE CHALLENGE OF SHORT-TERM HIGH-RESOLUTION RAINFALL NOWCASTING

Chairperson: Taito Vainio (Finnish MoI)

11h30-11h45

From Rainfall Nowcasting to Hazard assessment at European scale: The EDHIT project.

Daniel Sempere-Torres (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

11h45–12h00

Advancements in the OPERA project: improvements on the quality of the European radar composites.

Laurent Delobbe (OPERA representative)

12h00–12h15

Enhancing weather-related hazard identification through rescue reports.

Pekka Rossi (FMI)

12h15–12h30

Improving rainfall forecasts through multisensor nowcasting of convective storms.

Robert Goler (ZAMG)

12h30–12h45

Hydrological hazard identification based on basin-aggregated rainfall nowcasting.

Marc Berenguer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

12h45-13h15

QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION

13h15-14h30

LUNCH with Poster Session

 

VERIFICATION TESTS AND REAL APPLICATION CASE STUDIES

Chairperson: Pekka Rossi (FMI)

14h30-14h45

Learning from the EFAS experience to enhance European Flash Flood Hazard identification capacities.

Peter Salamon (Joint Research Centre)

14h45–15h00

How to integrate in the EDHIT products the experience of an Emergency and Rescue Service.

Taito Vainio (DRS Finnish MoI)

15h00–15h15

Added value of EDHIT products in flash flood situations in the Alps.

Johann Dantinger (LWZ-NO)

15h15–15h30

Building a Community of Users on Disaster Risk and Crisis Management

Philippe Quevauviller (DG HOME)

15h30-16h00

QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION

16h00-16h30

POSTER SESSION With Coffee

 

ROUND TABLE AND OPEN DEBATE

Chairperson: Olimpia Imperiali (DG ECHO)

16h30–17h30

Barriers and challenges for a more efficient response face the rainfall-induced risks at European Scale.

Olimpia Imperiali (DG ECHO)


Taito Vainio (DRS Finnish MoI)


Dick Blaauboer (EUMETNET)

 

Philippe Quevauviller (DG HOME)

 

Peter Salamon (Joint Research Centre)


Laurent Delobbe (OPERA representative)


Daniel Sempere-Torres (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

17h30–17h35

Closing words.

Daniel Sempere-Torres (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)