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ICLR to host June workshop on extreme atmospheric peril events

May 31, 2016   by Canadian Underwriter

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The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a workshop on extreme atmospheric peril events on Friday, June 17 in Toronto.

The ICLR said that its next Friday Forum, titled What Would Happen if Extreme Atmospheric Peril Events Impact Canada? will be held in the organization’s boardroom at 20 Richmond Street East, Suite 210, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST.

iStock_000014240234_SmallInformation from ICLR pointed out that every year, Canada experiences significant weather events from across the atmospheric spectrum. “Hurricanes, hail storms, and ice storms are an ever present danger, however the complex nature of these phenomena pose a great challenge to risk and emergency management professionals,” the information said.

The ICLR session will examine three “extreme, yet meteorologically plausible” catastrophe scenarios, covering winter storm, severe thunderstorm and tropical cyclone events. A meteorological overview, loss and sensitivity analysis will be presented to highlight how these extreme events might affect stakeholders across the insurance industry.

The workshop will feature Dr. Eric Robinson, a senior scientist and manager in AIR’s research and modelling department. Prior to AIR, Eric studied at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he designed, tested and implemented a new technique for identifying severe weather events in numerical weather prediction models using artificial neural networks.

Dr. Robinson also participated in the VORTEX2 field project as part of the Center for Severe Weather Research tornado pod deployment team. He is currently responsible for supervising the worldwide development of AIR’s extratropical cyclone and severe thunderstorm models.

Participants are welcome to attend in person or join by Webinar.

RSVP: Tracy Waddington

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