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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

link (In German)

 
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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: 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:

link (in German)

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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.

link (incl. stream)

 
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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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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/

 
CEDIM Coworker Andreas Schäfer wins Science Slam

At Science Slam im Wissenschaftsjahr 2016/17 in Mainz, CEDIM tsunami expert Andreas Schäfer could win his first science slam! For more information click here. In september he is going to compete at the german final in Berlin. Forthcoming slams:

14.6. in Rüsselsheim (Hessentage)
15.6. in München (Münchner Sciene Slam)

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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.

 
Apply as a student assistant!

As of now the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) and the Geophysical Institute are searching for a 
student assistant.

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James Daniell & WineRisk Team/KIT in Science News

go to the article

 
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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)

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