Hybrid Workshop on Tools for Impacts and Risks Induced by Severe Weather

We warmly welcome you to participate the second end-user workshop organized by the TAMIR project on tools for management of impacts and risks induced by severe weather with special emphasis on floods. The workshop is targeted to experts from European Emergency Response and Civil Protection Agencies, Water Authorities and Hydrometeorological Services. The workshop will be organized as hybrid on 4th – 5th May, 2022, and the physical meeting is at Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

The first workshop was organized online in October 2020, where we gathered end-user feedback and improvement suggestions, which were used to guide the development of the TAMIR products and tools.

This second workshop now aims to:

  • Promote the products and tools for prediction and nowcasting of hazards and impacts induced by severe weather developed in the TAMIR project;
  •  Promote and enable hands-on testing of new tools for the prediction and nowcasting of heavy precipitation, multi-hazards of storms and flooding;
  • Be a platform for networking between end users, providers and developers of the tools and services.

The discussions and feedback gathered during the workshop will be used to assess the final products, to identify gaps for future development, and are collected into a project report to be delivered to the funding organization, European Union Civil Protection.

The preliminary agenda is:

Wednesday May 4th, 2022

 

 

09:00 CEST

Session 1: TAMIR Product session

Presentations of the TAMIR hazard and impact products

12:00

Networking lunch + poster session (physical meeting only)

13:30

Session 2: Interactive session on the use of the tools
Demonstrate in small break-out groups the use of the tools with past events. Groups are divided according to the event. This preference is asked in the registration.

  Flash floods in Spain-France, 21-23 Oct 2019

  Flash floods in Scotland (UK), 10-12 Aug 2020

  Convective storm in Finland, 21-23 June 2021

  Flash floods in Central – Europe, 12-15 July 2021

 

15:30

End of Day 1

17:30

Workshop dinner at Suomenlinna (Fortress island)

Thursday May 5th, 2022

 

 

09:00 CEST

Session 3: The use of flash flood hazard and impact tools in future

Recap of yesterday's interactive sessions

10:00

Panel discussion: Toward the use of impact products in real-time emergency management

12:00

Networking lunch + poster session (physical meeting only)

13:30  

End of Day 2

 

The workshop is free of charge. In the case, you would like to participate to the physical meeting in Helsinki, Finland, we have the opportunity to cover the accommodation and travel costs of a limited number of participants. Please indicate your wish in the registration and we will contact you by email with more details. This travel support is reserved for European end - users representing either civil protection agencies or water authorities and hydrometeorological services.

Please register to the hybrid workshop at this link by 29th of April 2022 (only online participants). NOTE the extended deadline.

We kindly ask you to pass this invitation to the relevant data and service specialists in your organization as their contribution will be particularly valuable in the service management session. If you are unable to attend, we would be grateful of alternative suggestions for attendants in your field from your country.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us by email at tamir(at)fmi.fi.

Sincerely,

Annakaisa von Lerber

On the behalf of the TAMIR- consortium