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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.
to the short report
to the article
Information and Summary
to the article
Information and summary
With the KIT Doctoral Award KIT acknowledges outstanding doctoral researchers.
The CATDAT database contains socioeconomic loss and metrics from natural disasters globally: Floods have caused the highest damage, earthquakes and storms show an increasing role in recent times – Studies help catastrophe management.
To the report
Further information concerning the block course and to sign up over ILIAS here.
Within the time of 19th to 21st November 2015 several severe extreme rain events took place in Central Europe. The waterlevel of several rivers increased significantly and secondary storm damages were observed.
To the report
An earthquake with an intermediate strength of Mw=6,7 took place on November 17th 2015 in Greece, Lefkada at 07:10 UTC.
To the report
CEDIM situation report on earthquake and tsunami
Focus on shelter decisions
IRDR ICoE Critical Infrastructures and Strategic Planning
IRDR Centers of Excellence: http://www.irdrinternational.org/about/structure/icoes/
In Munich Re’s recent publication, TOPICs GEO Natural Disasters 2014, CEDIM-scientist Stefan Hinz explains the role of crowdsourcing in CEDIM’s Near-real-time Forensic Disaster Analysis and talks about “looking for a needle in a haystack”.
The collaborative CEDIM project OSMREX between GFZ in Potsdam and ICES (International Centre for Earth Simulation) in Geneva ranked within the 20 top applicants for the 2015 UNISDR Risk Award.
Presentation of the results of the joint project "Investigations on the Overcoming of the 2013 Flood", Federal Ministry of Research and Education at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science on February 19th, 2015
European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna | Austria | 12 – 17 April 2015More Information
CEDIM report No 1, December 09, 12:00 GMT
During the first 18 days of November strong low pressure system repeatedly were responsible for enormous rain amounts in southern France, southern Switzerland, Italy, and around the western and central Mediterrenean Sea.
The rain caused landslides, flooding, transport interruption and more than 10 deaths.
Software Packages Available to Quantify Risk from Natural Hazards link
CEDIM report No 1, July 18, 12:00 GMT: update July 30 2014 now online
Current research results and consolidated background knowledge, amongst other things also on natural hazards, provided by eight Helmholtz centres. Also CEDIM's results are being presented here.ESKP website
Impact Summary No. 2; Status: 03.04.2014, 11:00 pm
For more information, please click here.
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014
Vienna | Austria | 27 April – 02 May 2014
Forensic Disaster Analyses – Learning from Disasters
Report 1, Status: 06.12.2013 07:00pm
Tuesday, November 19th at 07.30pm at KIT-Campus South, with talks about the development of typhoons and loss assessment.press information 144/2013 (german)
Update – First Report
Focus Germany, Status: 08. June 2013, 18:00 o'clock (report)
Intensive rainfalls causes floods and landslides in southeast Germany, as well as in parts of Switzerland, Austria and Czech Republic.Wettergefahren-Frühwarnung (german)
First report – focus on Germany, status 03. June 2013, 16 o'clock
Badly affected was Oklahoma, where an EF5-Tornado struck Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City.Wettergefahren-Frühwarnung (german)
There is a risk of floods and landslides, particularly in the northern subalpine region (Lake Constance to Salzburg and Upper Austria).Wettergefahren-Frühwarnung (german)
CEDIM consequently recommends to internationalize the alert levels and introduce standard definitions applicable globally.more information
CEDIM member and section leader of the GFZ Prof. Dr. Frederik Tilmann (Section 2.4 - Seismology) gave an interview about the earthquake in the Iran/Pakistan border area.to the interview (german)
CEDIM researchers analyze the evolution of the drought and its impacts in a number of reports.go to the reports
CEDIM Researchers analyze causes and impacts.go to report
CEDIM researchers summarize and report main aspects of the sequence.go to the report
new research report in the CEDIM Earthquake Loss Estimation Seriesgo to the report
applications now open for 2012/2013Full details of the programme
for World Bank / GFDRR Natural Disaster Risk Management distant learning programm now being offeredInstructor’s manual for e-learning course
wins award in German competition
"356 Orte im Land der Ideen"
Das GPI und CEDIM bieten im SS2011 ein Seminar für Studierende natur-, ingenieur- oder wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Ausrichtung (ab 5. Semester) zu Fragen des Erdbebenrisikos an. Das Seminar findet montags von 12.00-13.30 Uhr im Seminarraum Geophysik (Geb. 6.42) statt und beginnt am 18.04.2011. Anmeldungen bis 13.04.2011 bei Prof. Dr. Friedemann Wenzel.Weitere Infos im VAB des Seminars
CEDIM's information about earthquake, tsunami and consequencesmore information
New Volume (2011-02) of CEDIM Loss Estimation Series
available for download
New Volume (2011-01) of CEDIM Loss Estimation Series
available for download
contribution to ZEIT online
"Im Bann der Elemente"
January 17 2011, Potsdam
"Mumbai Disaster Risk Management – Scientific Knowledge for Public Policy"
Prof. Ravi Sinha and Prof. Alok Goyal, IIT, Bombay
October 14th 2010, Geophysical Institute, building No 6.42
handbook for decision support publishedfurther information and short version (German only)