News Archive since 2017
About the reliability of technical systems in the age of digital change.
CEDIM staff in conversation with KIT.audio (In German).
Extreme weather in Germany: Drought 2018 - What it has done so far
link (In German)
"Double-digit billions in damages": In Campus Report, Michael Kunz presents a summary of summer 2018, which CEDIM recently presented.
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.
Report No.1, Stand: 26. September 2018
Short report, Last update: 26. September 2018
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)
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.
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)
Report No.1, Stand: 20. August 2018
pdf (In German)
Report Nr. 1, Last update: 07.08.2018
Impact maps for tropical cyclones:
Conversation between a CEDIM employee and the KIT Campus Report:
link (in German)
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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CEDIM-contribution to the ongoing ESKP special topic "metropolises under pressure":
On 19th April 2018 the president of the THW and the head of the research department have been invited to CEDIM.
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.
CEDIM scientists develop global tsunami risk index for beach tourism. Billions of dollars are possible for single events, even in the Mediterranean..
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.
Report No. 1, Last update: 31.1.2018
CEDIM doctoral candidate elucidates natural disasters at the FameLab.
Conversation between CEDIM employees and the research podcast of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology:
First loss estimation...
Report No.2, last update: 9. October 2017,
The current "figure of the week" at the BMBF comes from CEDIM:
Report No. 1, last update: 6.9.2017
Report No.1, Last update: 8. September 2017, 11 Uhr
Report No.1, last update: 30. August 2017, 18:00
Link to the report.
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.
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):
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:
CEDIM is part of the open day at Campus Nord in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen on 24th of June 2017.
For more informationen click here.
As of now the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) and the Geophysical Institute are searching for a
go to the article
Study led by Dr. James Daniell (GPI & CEDIM) examines the impact of natural disasters and climate change on viniculture.