As extreme weather events become more and more common with record heat, drought, fires and floods occurring in the last year alone, the 11th European Conference on Severe Storms meets in Bucharest, Romania
The European Conference on Severe Storms (ECSS) conferences are organised by the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL), supported by the European Meteorological Society. They take place every two years and cover all aspects of severe convective weather. The conference topics range from storm dynamics, microphysics and electrification to forecasting, nowcasting and the detection of storms by radar and satellite. Researchers, operational forecasters, and risk and emergency managers from around the globe will discuss the climatology of severe weather and its societal impacts as well as its assessment and mitigation of risks.
The new Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) series of satellites will support a wide range of critical applications ranging from nowcasting to the monitoring of severe weather events, and so support the ESSL in its task. The first MTG satellite in the series, MTG-I1 was launched in December 2022. Operated by EUMETSAT, it will provide a large diversity of observations in near-real time, in particular higher-frequency and resolution imagery. MTG will therefore create an immense resource for making more accurate nowcasts. These very short-range forecasts can predict how fast developing, and highly dangerous weather events such as storms will evolve in the very near future, enabling authorities to issue alerts that will save lives and protect property and infrastructure.
Registration for the event is now open. For more information click here, to register click here.