ECSA 2024, Thomas Krennert, Human Weather- and Impact- Reports, Links and Background

ECSA 2024
ECSA 2024

EXN-HS 01 | Session, Wed. 3 April, 10:30 - 12:00

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Thomas Krennert: Human weather- and impact- reports in Austria – A crucial support to mitigate extreme weather- and climate- impacts?


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Links (Some Links are in German):

Hallein Flash Flood (in German)

World Meteorological Organization

WMO Guidelines on Multi-hazard Impact-based Forecast and Warning Services (WMO-No. 1150)

WMO and the Early Warnings for All Initiative

Global Status of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems 2023

Early Warnings for All Dashboard

Impact Based Weather Warnings Platform at GeoSphere Austria (former ZAMG)

European Impact Based Weather Warnings Platform METEOALARM

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Civil Protection in Austria

National Crisis and Disaster Management (SKKM)

International Disaster Management

ERCC - Emergency Response Coordination Centre


Kaltenberger, R., Schaffhauser, A., and Staudinger, M.: “What the weather will do” – results of a survey on impact-oriented and impact-based warnings in European NMHSs, Adv. Sci. Res., 17, 29–38,, 2020.

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Links: Quick Guide

CESARE Database

GeoSphere Austria Severe Weather and Damage Database VIOLA

European Severe Storms Laboratory ESSL / European Severe Weather Database ESWD / European Weather Observer EWOB

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Krennert, T., Pistotnik, G., Kaltenberger, R., and Csekits, C.: Crowdsourcing of weather observations at national meteorological and hydrological services in Europe, Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 71–76,, 2018.

Krennert, T., Kaltenberger, R., Pistotnik, G., Holzer, A. M., Zeiler, F., and Stampfl, M.: Trusted Spotter Network Austria – a new standard to utilize crowdsourced weather and impact observations, Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 77–80,, 2018.

Keul, A., Krennert, T. Kaltenberger, 2019: Wetterbegeisterung - Umfragen unter Profis, Amateuren und Allgemeinbevölkerung in Österreich, ÖGM Bulletin, 2019/2

Krennert, T. Kaltenberger, R., Spitaler, T., Schaffhauser, A., 2020: Das Trusted Spotter Network Austria und – Crowdsourcing von menschlichen Wetter- und Impact- Meldungen, ÖGM Bulletin, 2020/1

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WWRP 2024-2, HIWeather Crowdsourcing Guidance Note: Harnessing the Power of the Crowd

Austrian Citizen Science Platform

Selected Partners (in German)

School Partner Program of (in German)

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