SORS: Simulating extreme hydro-meteorological events with DRIHM(2US) services

Date: 05/Nov/2015 Time: 11:00


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15th December 2022. 10:30 am. UPC's Vèrtex Building Auditorium + Gardens & Virtual

We are looking forward to celebrating the BSC staff annual meeting this year.

As in the previous edition, the event will be online and shorter.

The event will begin on December 15th at 10:30 am. We will send you a link nearer the time so you can connect.

Even more than normal, we hope that as many BSC staff as possible will be able to attend and participate.

You can participate by telling us:

What you would like to know about?

Let us know which subjects you find interesting to be incorporated into the BSC directors’ presentations.
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What would you like to listen to?

What you would like to share?

We would like to know more about your work, so we have booked one hour of the Annual Meeting to listen to 6 BSC employees that will explain what they do. We encourage you to be one of them.

What I would like to explain

Coming soon

 BSC Talks

We have booked time for 6 employees to explain in 6 minutes what you do at BSC.

The event will be VIRTUAL but the BSC Talks will be presented from the studio where the event is taking place.

We would like you to make short, attractive presentations (6 minutes) so all the BSC staff know what you do.

You could be one of those to go up the stage, and we will help you to prepare it.

What will you need to do?

  1. Let us know about what you would like to explain.
    • Send us a short video (landscape) of 45 seconds’ maximum explaining what you would like to present at
    • State your name, department, research group and a provisional title for your talk.
    • Deadline: November 29th.
  2. All the BSC staff will vote for the 6 most interesting proposals.
    • All videos will be available at the web page and the voting process will be open. Each employee will be able to vote up to 3 proposals.
  3. If your proposal is one of the chosen ones:
    • A training session will be organized for the 6 most voted.
  4. Prepare a 6 minutes’ presentation.
  5. The best presentation of December 15th will be awarded!

Directors’ presentation of 2022

We would like to know what subjects you are interested in so as to incorporate them in the directors’ presentation of the center. Fill in this form with your questions.

Title: Simulating extreme hydro-meteorological events with DRIHM(2US) services

Speaker: Antonio Parodi, CIMA Foundation

Abstract: From 1970 to 2012, about 9000 High Impact Weather Events (HIWE) were reported globally: all together, they caused the loss of 1.94 million lives and economic damage of US$ 2.4 trillion (2014 UNISDR report). Storms and floods accounted for 79 per cent of the total number of disasters due to weather, water and climate extremes and caused 55 per cent of lives lost and 86 per cent of economic losses. Predicting high impact weather events (HIWE) is still one of the main challenges of the 21st century, with significant socio-economic implications.

At the heart of this challenge, lies the ability to access hydro-meteorological data and models and to facilitate the collaboration between meteorologists, hydrologists, and Earth science experts for accelerated scientific advances in hydro-meteorological research (HMR). The EU funded DRIHM (Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology) and DRIHM2US (Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology to US) projects developed a prototype e-Science environment to facilitate this collaboration and to provide advanced end-to-end HMR services (models, datasets and post-processing tools). The DRIHM(2US) services will be presented and demonstrated for the Genoa 2014 flash-flood event.

Bio: Expert in atmospheric modelling and statistical analysis of extreme events, in the development of simplified models of dry and moist convection and the study of the main sources of uncertainty in the high resolution numerical modelling of deep moist convective processes (COSMO-MODEL and WRF-ARW model). Awarded with a CNR-MIT grant in 2002 in the framework of the bilateral USA-Italy investigations on climate change and hydrogeological disasters. Since 2003 has developed teaching activities at the University of Genova in the following fields: Hydraulics, Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics of Atmosphere and Computational methods in Environmental Engineering. Coordinator of FP7 projects DRIHMS (Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology Study,, 2009-2011), DRIHM (Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology Study,, 2011-2015) and DRIHM2US (Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology Study to United States of America,, 2012-2014). Antonio Parodi is author and co-author of 34 papers published in international peer-reviewed and referred journals.