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CATnews: Erdbeben in 2020 (Stand: 4. Sept. 2020)

CATnews summarizes the previous earthquake statistics of the year.

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Sudden freezing rain

Michael Kunz in conversation with the Tagesspiegel on his work on hail research.
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CEDIM Spin-Off Company Risklayer

Recently, a report on the CEDIM spin-off is published in the new lookKIT of KIT (see p. 45).
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The corona crisis is far from over

An interview with James Daniell and the SRH Campus Report:
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We are very lucky that it is such a slow catastrophe

CEDIM employee James Daniell in an interview with the Tagesspiegel, why Germany was poorly prepared for the corona pandemic - and what the virus could cost.

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ZDF: Covid-19 - All figures and graphics on the coronavirus

ZDF uses different data sources for the coronavirus case numbers.
For Germany, CEDIM/Risklayer provides the most recent figures.

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Tagesspiegel: All Corona cases by county and state

Tagesspiegel Innovation Lab uses data from CEDIM /Risklayer.

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Prof. Dr. Kay Mitusch - New Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

Since 1 January 2020, Prof Dr Kay Mitusch, member of the CEDIM Coordination Committee, is the new Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

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Hail events will probably occur more frequently

Ralf Caspary from SWR2 in an interview with Prof. Michael Kunz

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KIT Report on CEDIM Activities

Data analysis: spread of the coronavirus in Germany

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New info portal: CEDIM activities on Sars-CoV-2 graphically presented

Graphical processing of the development of the Sars-CoV-2 numbers with the help of the new CEDIM/Risklayer-Explorer

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BNN uses data from CEDIM/RiskLayer to illustrate all confirmed coronavirus cases in Baden-Württemberg

Interactive maps show all coronavirus cases in BaWü (automatic update)

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Tracking of the coronavirus at the district level in Germany

So far 1249 cases have been registered throughout Germany (Last update 10.03.2020 00:00).

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Tracking Coronavirus at a subnational level

CEDIM is investigating the spread of the SARS-COV-2 virus in collaboration with RiskLayer.

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CEDIM FDA: Storms "Sabine“ and „Victoria“, Feb 2020 (Germany)

Report No.1, Last update: 28. Feb. 2020

pdf (In German)

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CEDIM Short Report "Heavy Rain/ Storm February 2020 (Germany)"

Short Report, Last Update: 4. February 2020

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DKKV Newsletter dedicated to CEDIM FDA activities

The main topic of the new DKKV Newsletter is forensic catastrophe analysis, specifically what exactly defines it and the advantages it brings to understanding and coping with catastrophe events.

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CEDIM Short Report "Earthquake, Doganyol, 24 January 2020 (Turkey)"

Short Report, Last Update: 29. January 2020

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Flooding Venice

CEDIM Short Report on the severe flooding in November 2019 in Venice, Italy.

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CEDIM is now a member of the DKKV

The DKKV is a national platform for disaster risk reduction in Germany and an intermediary for international organizations and initiatives in the field of disaster risk reduction.

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3rd European Hail Workshop, 16.-18. März 2020, Karlsruhe

The IMK-TRO is organizing the next European Hail Workshop in Karlsruhe. Abstract submission (Deadline 29.11.19) and registration (Deadline 31.01.20) is now possible on the workshop website.

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CEDIM is now a member of Risk KAN

The Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events provides an open platform for scientific communities from across science disciplines and engineering working on extreme events, disaster risk reduction and governance to exchange information, knowledge and data and engage in collaborative research activities.

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Hail - A risk factor that can finally be quantified

Report about the CEDIM hail research at KIT. Last Update: 21 August 2019

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CEDIM Short Report "Exceptional severe thunderstorms with large hailstones June 2019 (Germany)"

Short Report, Last update: 25. Juni 2019

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CEDIM Short Report "Heavy Rain May 2019 (Germany)"

Short Report, Last update: 27 May 2019

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CEDIM FDA "Tropical Cyclone IDAI"

Report No.1, Last update: 30 April 2019

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CEDIM Short report "Volcano-Tsunami Anak Krakatoa"

Short report, Last update: 02 April 2019

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EFFEKTE-Science Tuesday at Tollhaus

At this year's EFFEKTE Science Tuesday at the Kulturzentrum Tollhaus, Dr. Andreas Schäfer presented the work from CEDIM around the topic "Dangers of future natural hazards and climate change consequences".

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How safe is "safe"?

About the reliability of technical systems in the age of digital change.
CEDIM staff in conversation with KIT.audio (In German).

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CEDIM in the media

Extreme weather in Germany: Drought 2018 - What it has done so far

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Drought summer 2018 - A summary

"Double-digit billions in damages": In Campus Report, Michael Kunz presents a summary of summer 2018, which CEDIM recently presented.

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Simulations of the Tsunami in Indonesia

In their comprehensive articles on the tsunami in Indonesia, the New York Times quote Andreas Schäfer's computer model. It shows how the wave became bigger and bigger due to the shape of the bay of Palu.

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CEDIM FDA Report "Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Philippines)"

Report No.1, Stand: 26. September 2018

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CEDIM Short report "Hurricane Florence"

Short report, Last update: 26. September 2018

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Smart Grids
Smart Grids: Strengthen Resistance of Intelligent Networks

Critical infrastructures depend more and more on ICT infrastructures. Especially energy supply gets thereby prone to disorders. Researchers of CEDIM develop sustainable solutions.

press information of the KIT (in german)

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Damage Potential of Tsunamis regarding Beach Tourism

For the first time the calculation of the potential economic damage caused by tsunamis regarding the touristic infrastructure took place. More than 24.000 beaches have been part of the investigation at CEDIM.

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Warmest 4-Month Period since Weather Records began

More hot days than in the “summer of the century” 2003, low water in nearly every river and already more than 91 percent of german ground is dried up. The knowledge platform ESKP highlights a few aspects of the newest CEDIM FDA Report:

link (in german)

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CEDIM FDA "Drought & Heat wave"

Report No.1, Stand: 20. August 2018

pdf (In German)

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CEDIM Short Report "Earthquake Lombok"

Report Nr. 1, Last update: 07.08.2018

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New at CATnews

Impact maps for tropical cyclones:

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Campus Report: When does the flood come?

Conversation between a CEDIM employee and the KIT Campus Report:

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Flood Risk in South West Germany

Major flood events in Germany repeatedly cause damage running into billions. Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse and Thuringia can now profit from a innovative flood risk model, developed by CEDIM. 

link (in German)

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Top ten tourist beaches threatened by tsunamis

More about this in EGU Blogs

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Smart Urban Risks – How durable are Smart Cities?

CEDIM-contribution to the ongoing ESKP special topic "metropolises under pressure":

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Visit of the THW

On 19th April 2018 the president of the THW and the head of the research department have been invited to CEDIM.

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EGU press conference with CEDIM contribution

From tsunamis to floods and storm surges, coastal areas are particularly prone to natural disasters. This press conference looks at the effects from hazards we can expect to impact the world’s coastlines. CEDIM scientist will focus on the tsunami risk for the world’s most prominent beaches and the impact tsunamis can have on beach-related tourism.

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Tsunamis could cost the tourism industry several hundred million dollars per year

CEDIM scientists develop global tsunami risk index for beach tourism. Billions of dollars are possible for single events, even in the Mediterranean..

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CEDIM-Contribution to the EGU 2018

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Willis Research Network Spring Seminar: Hail Hazard Modelling

On the next WRN spring seminar (18 April 2018), Michael Kunz and Heinz-Jürgen Punge will present their latest work on hail modelling, both in Europe and Australia.

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CEDIM Short Report "Winter storm Friederike"

Report No. 1, Last update: 31.1.2018

pdf (German)

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Science Communication – emancipated and enlightenend!

CEDIM doctoral candidate elucidates natural disasters at the FameLab.
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Podcast KIT
Irma, Harvey & Co – Weather Disasters and the Climate Change

Conversation between CEDIM employees and the research podcast of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology:
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CEDIM hail projekt is one of the Willis Tower Watson flagship projects

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Massive earthquake at the Iran-Iraq border

First loss estimation...

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CEDIM FDA "Hurricane Irma" Report No. 2

Report No.2, last update: 9. October 2017,

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192 Billion US-Dollar Damage caused by Storms in 2017

The current "figure of the week" at the BMBF comes from CEDIM:

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CEDIM Short Report "Excessive Indian Monsoon"

Report No. 1, last update: 6.9.2017

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CEDIM FDA "Hurricane Irma"

Report No.1, Last update: 8. September 2017, 11 Uhr

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CEDIM FDA "Hurricane Harvey"

Report No.1, last update: 30. August 2017, 18:00

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CEDIM's Research Report 2015/2016 has been published

Link to the report.

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CEDIM presents itself on the open day at KIT

Within the science festival „Effekte 2017“, Campus Nord of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) opens its gates due to an open day.

To the report and pictures.

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Heavy Rain Berlin (29.06.2017)

In the end of June, depression "Rasmund III" caused convective strengthened rainfalls in the northeast of Germany. In Berlin-Tegel, as an example, 200 mm of rain accumulated within 24 hours.

Read more (german):
http://www.wettergefahren-fruehwarnung.de/

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CEDIM Coworker Andreas Schäfer wins Science Slam

At Science Slam im Wissenschaftsjahr 2016/17 in Mainz, CEDIM tsunami expert Andreas Schäfer won his first Science Slam! In September, he will be present at the German final in Berlin.

Congratulations!

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Open Day at KIT

CEDIM is part of the open day at Campus Nord in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen on 24th of June 2017.
For more informationen click here.

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James Daniell & WineRisk Team/KIT in Science News

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Global Risk Index for Wine Regions

Study led by Dr. James Daniell (GPI & CEDIM) examines the impact of natural disasters and climate change on viniculture.

to the press information

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Visualizations of current natural disasters by our CEDIM colleague Dipl.-Ing. M.Sc. Andreas Schäfer.

Check out the Youtube channel and the Facebook page!

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Storm Egon

Analyses of winterstorm Egon in western and central Europe.
To the report (in German)