The project European weather Extremes: Drivers, Predictability and Impacts (EDIPI) is coordinated by Uppsala University and aims to deepen our understanding of weather extremes over Europe. It will tackle questions such as: Why does a specific type of weather extreme occur? How can we use this knowledge to better predict it? What are the likely impacts once it does occur?
Rodrigo Caballero, professor at the Department of Meteorology, is responsible for the project at Stockholm University.

The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of investigators from institutions around Europe, whose expertise spanning climate science, statistical mechanics, dynamical systems theory, risk management, agronomy, epidemiology and more. It will jointly be brought to bear on the topic, together with a team of 14 PhD students who will address different aspects of these questions in a coordinated manner, integrated with summer schools, workshops and joint courses.

The project, currently pending completion of the grant agreement, is awarded a total of 3 813 090 € and includes eight partners from seven countries.

MSCA is EU’s research mobility program and aims to ensure excellent and innovative research by increasing international exchange and supporting researchers’ career development.