Losses from wind-storms over Europe
Funded by the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF), this project develops new climate services for the insurance and energy sector in Europe. It will become part of the Copernicus Climate Change Service implemented by ECMWF
First, for individual storms the near-surface wind speed footprint is calculated (i.e the Hazard). The infrastructure’s exposure, based on OpenStreetMap, and vulnerability then, together with the storm’s footprint determine the total estimated losses.