European Storm Workshops

A major source of natural hazards, mid-latitude storms have devastating socio-economic impacts. Yet the processes involved in their intensification and generation of disastrous impacts such as flooding are not fully understood.

History and Objectives

Initiated by David Stephenson in 2011 the European storm workshops aims at bringing together dynamical meteorologists, climatologists, statisticians, stakeholders and risk model developers from insurance and engineering consultant companies. Thereby, these interdisciplinary workshops try to bridge state-of-the-art breakthroughs in sciences to the practical implementation in risk modeling.

Steering Committee

  • Prof. David Stephenson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Exeter, UK
  • Prof. Christoph C. Raible, Climate and Environmental Physics and Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • Prof. Len Shaffrey, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, UK
  • Giovanni Leoncini, AspenRe, Switzerland

Upcoming Event

10th Workshop on European Storms

5 - 7 February 2025
University of Bern, Switzerland
Further information will follow

Past Events

9th Workshop on European Storms

28 - 30 June 2023
in Toulouse, FR.


8th Workshop on European Storms

28 - 30 October 2019
at Universities Edgbaston Park Hotel Conference Centre in Birmingham, UK.


7th Workshop on European Storms

10 - 12 October 2018
at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, at "Campus South" (University)


6th Workshop on European Storms

21 - 23 June 2017
University of Reading, UK


5th Workshop on European Storms - Impacts and Predictability

31 August - 2 September 2015
University of Bern, Switzerland


4th Workshop on European Storms - STORMEx

8 - 10 September 2014
IPMA - Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, I.P.
Lisbon, Portugal


3rd Workshop on European Storms - RACEWIN

2 September - 4 September 2013
University of Exeter/Met Office, UK


2nd Workshop on European Storms

Leeds, UK


1st Workshop on European Storms - RACEWIN

5 - 7 September 2011
University of Exeter/Met Office, Exeter, UK